Voice of the Conservative Vote: Cecil Bell
by TexasGOPVote on January 30, 2013 at 12:26 PM
Cecil Bell, Jr. is the Texas State Representative for House District 3. He is a sixth generation Texan whose family has been in the State of Texas since 1852. The oldest of three siblings, Cecil was born in Rosenberg but raised all across Texas.
A 2009 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist for the Southwest Region, Cecil serves as the CEO of six active enterprises, providing clients with a variety of services and creating jobs for Texans.
Driven by his strong entrepreneurial nature, Cecil has been self-employed at B-5 Construction Co., Inc. since 1983, constructing water and wastewater treatment facilities. Tejas Underground Utilities, incorporated in 1997, provides installation of underground utilities. Cecil's vision for Texas and his leadership in business development is seen in the 2008 addition of High Star, Inc., which developed and owns the Magnolia Landmark Building, a 66,000 sq. ft. Class "A" professional building conveniently located in southwest Montgomery County.
Cecil's support for the future of our community and willingness to volunteer his personal time and resources can be seen in his community service. Cecil remains Chairman of the Montgomery County Pct. 5 TECLOSE Training Facility and has served as the Chairman of the Greater Magnolia Economic Development Partnership and President of the Magnolia ISD School Board of Trustees. He is a charter member of the local rotary who also supports his local FFA, youth clubs, area churches and community organizations.
As a Life Member of the NRA and the TSRA, Cecil believes in our 2nd Amendment right to have and bear arms. Cecil's cow/calf ranching operations, located in Leon and Freestone Counties, demonstrate his personal commitment to his Texas heritage and to agriculture in Texas.
Cecil met his high school sweetheart and now-wife, Jo Ann, at the 1979 National Meeting of the Beta Club Honor Society. The Bells moved to Magnolia in 1993. He and Jo Ann have two boys. Cecil "Trey" Bell, III is a 2010 graduate of Magnolia West High School and Charlie is a freshman at Tarleton State University. The Bell family attends the Magnolia Church of Christ, where Cecil served many years as a Deacon.
"I support the elimination and consolidation of governmental agencies (where applicable) and have promoted intergovernmental relationships between our local and county agencies, increasing efficiencies and reducing costs."