About Lance

Republican Lance Gooden proudly served the citizens of Henderson and Kaufman Counties in the Texas Legislature from 2011-2015, during which time he earned wide recognition as one of the state’s rising conservative leaders. He served on the House Committees on Appropriations, Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence, Licensing & Administrative Procedures and House Administration.

Lance has deep roots in our district. He grew up in Terrell, where he lives today, and graduated from Terrell High School as valedictorian. He attended Trinity Valley Community College in Terrell and Athens, and after earning two degrees from the University of Texas in Finance and Government, he went to work as an insurance broker for energy and energy-related companies, negotiating for them in the insurance marketplace and helping to protect them from lawsuits and other business risks.

Today, Lance is a business development consultant and is proud to call Kaufman County home. He resides in Terrell and is a life-long member of the Church of Christ and a current member of the Rockwall & Brin Church of Christ in Terrell. He’s active on the board of the Terrell Share Center and is committed to making the Terrell community a better place to live, work and raise a family.