Precinct 1

My family and I moved to Rockwall Texas in 1998 after my retirement from the U.S. Army at the rank of Sergeant Major after 30 years service.  I am married to Teresa Lee Gates Sevier, and we have two sons:  Mason and Collin.  They both graduated from Rockwall High School. 

Rockwall City Councilman

I am honored, to have served as Rockwall City Councilman Place 4. I served three two-year terms for a total of 6 years. My terms ran from May 2006 to May 2012 when I termed out. Listed are some of the positions and committees I was on. 

  • Mayor Pro-Tem from 2008-2009
  • Rockwall Economic Development Corp Liaison 
  • Finance and Audit Committee
  • Airport Committee
  • Historic Preservation Advisory Board
  • Conservation and LEED Committee
  • Alliance of the Arts Advisory 
  • Budget Review Committee
  • Firefighter Pension Board
  • Secretary of the Rockwall County Emergency Services Corporation Board  


County Commissioner:

I was first elected in 2013 as Rockwall County Commissioner Precinct 1. I am currently serving in my third four-year term as Commissioner.  Listed are some of the positions and committees I was on. 

  • Elections
  • Texas Association of County’s Core Legislative Team
  • Emergency Services Corp
  • Facilities Management
  • Maintenance/Oversight
  • Long Term Planning
  • Rockwall County Historic Committee      


Community Involvement:

  • President of the Rockwall County Republican Men’s Club 2012 – Present 
  • Vice President of the Rockwall County Republican Men’s Club 2011-2012
  • Secretary of the Rockwall County Republican Men’s Club 2010-2011 
  • Executive Officer Rockwall County Republican Men’s Club 2002-2010 
  • Executive Board Member Rockwall Boys and Girls Club 2007-2008 
  • Former Precinct Judge and Chairman Rockwall County 2004-2006
  • Delegate to State of Texas GOP Republican Convention 2004   
  • East Trinity Lodge No. 157, A.F. & A.M.
  • Carson Masonic Lodge 598 A&FM (40 yrs) 
  • Life Member VFW Post 7340
  • Life Member DAV
  • Member of Rockwall American Legion Post 117
  • Former member and Sunday School Teacher First Baptist Church of Rockwall (8 yrs)
  • Member of Lake Pointe Church Rockwall (5yrs)
  • Former Ombudsman Texas Department on Aging Dallas, Texas  

I worked for Siemens Building Technologies, Inc a large international corporation, as Project Manager Energy & Environmental Solutions for 8 years.  I have extensive experience in multimillion-dollar Energy Contracts.  I also worked on federal, state, county, and city government projects.  As a former Sergeant Major and Project Manager, I have extensive experience working with people at all levels to solve problems, manage projects and I am very familiar with budgeting, and working under time constraints.

I graduated from Vincennes University.