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State Sen. Dawn Buckingham is the guest speaker at the Burnet County Republican Women’s meeting Sept. 10.

The meeting starts at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the Reed building, 402 Jackson St. in Burnet.

Since making history in 2016 as the first Republican from Travis County to be elected to the Texas Senate, as well as the first-ever woman elected to represent Senate District 24, Buckingham has focused on improving public education, keeping taxes low, strengthening border security, and defending life, according to a media release from the Burnet County Republican Women. 

After her first legislative session in 2017, she was named co-Most Valuable Freshman and was the first legislator to be named to the Sunset Advisory Commission after previously serving as a public member, according to the release. 

In 2019, Buckingham became the first person in 58 years with two years or less experience to be named chair of the prestigious Senate Nominations Committee, a key position responsible for the review of the governor’s appointees to state agencies and boards.

Buckingham received a medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She and her husband, Ed, have two children.

Members are asked to bring Goya canned products to the meeting to be donated to local food pantries.