Representative Larry Gonzales

2016 TxABA Award - Public Service Contributions to Behavior Analysis in Texas

Larry Gonzales is serving his second term as the Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives for House District 52. He is a member of the House appropriations, local & consent calendars, redistricting, and government transparency and operations committees, and is chair of the appropriations subcommittee on articles VI, VII, & VIII. Rep. Gonzales received his B.A. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin and is working towards his Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) at Texas State University. Rep. Gonzales was raised in Alvin, Texas. He and his wife of 18 years, Marie, have resided in Round Rock since 1996. Rep Gonzales co-sponsored HB 2703 with Rep Ron Simmons, which sought to establish the Texas Board of Behavior Analyst Examiners and the licensure of behavior analysts in our state. As a parent of a child with autism, Rep Gonzales has been active in raising awareness of this disorder and increasing Texans’ access to effective treatment services, including those based on applied behavior analysis. During the 83rd legislative session, he sponsored SB 1484, which sought to continue and expand insurance coverage of treatments for autism.

Presented by Dorothea Lerman at the 2016 TxABA Annual Conference