BETTY STILES – ARANSAS COUNTY COMMISSIONER
Aransas County Commissioner Betty Stiles, a longtime civic and grassroots Republican leader, has been named as co-chair for the Bech Bruun For Congress campaign in Aransas County.
Betty, who is a photographer, served as Aransas County Republican Party chair from 2007 to 2011, was the treasurer for the Texas Republican County Chair Association and was a Texas elector in the Presidential election of 2012.
A well-known civic and community leader, Betty serves as a board member of the Rockport –Fulton Chamber of Commerce and Friends of Goose Island State Park. She is on the Aransas County Historical Commission and served as Treasurer of the Rockport/Fulton Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class XVI.
Additionally, Commissioner Stiles acts as the county’s liaison to the Aransas County Navigation District and the Aransas County Airport and attends all Storm Water Management Committee and Pathways Steering Committee meetings. She was a founding member of the Rockport Rocketts, a local charitable organization, and has been highly involved in environmental issues which includes freshwater inflows into our bays and estuaries, protecting Little Bay and water quality.
Betty moved to Aransas County and bought a home in Lamar in 1981. She has two children Bill Santaiti of Houston and Tracy Goodwin of Rockport and is the proud grandmother of Britney Goodwin, a senior at Rockport/Fulton High School.
JOHN JACKSON – BUSINESS AND CIVIC LEADER
A fifth-generation Rockport native and founding partner of the Rockport Group, has been named as co-chair for the Beck Bruun for Congress Campaign in Aransas County.
John Jackson began his first career with his family’s three-generation seafood business. John began his second career in 1992 with Dean Witter, now Morgan Stanley. While at the firm, he has earned numerous distinctive titles and designations including Senior Vice President. He is a member of the Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA) and on the board of the Association of Professional Investment Consultants (APIC). In 2012, John was awarded Five Star “Wealth Manager Award” (Texas Monthly).
Active in his community, John has served in leadership roles with The Aransas County ISD Education Foundation (founder), Boy Scouts of America South Texas Council-President and Executive Board, Rockport Rotary Club board, and The Margaret Sue Rust Foundation. He is a member and has served in various capacities at First Presbyterian Church, Odyssey Afterschool Enrichment Program, Young Life of Rockport, Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, Rockport Art Association, Aransas County Historical Society, 100 Club of Aransas County, Texas A&M Kingsville Foundation, the Javelina Alumni Association, and the College of Business Dean’s Leadership Board.
In early 2011, John published “Taking The Tide,” a personal narrative that depicts the trials and tribulations of his family’s seafood business along with their ties to the rich history of Rockport. John shares the events and experiences that eventually led him on the path to becoming a leading financial advisor with Morgan Stanley.
John’s list of past honors includes, Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year, Rotary Club Volunteer of the Year, The Education Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Javelina Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni (Texas A&M University-Kingsville), Academic All American (football), Eagle Scout and the Silver Beaver Award in Scouting. In September 2011, John was inducted into the Texas A&M Kingsville/Texas A&I “Javelina Athletics Hall of Fame.”
John and his wife Debbie live in Rockport, and they have two children and two grandchildren.
Thank You For Your Continued Support!
We are proud to announce our Aransas County Co-Chairs as we continue to promote our message of restoring faith and trust in government while we fight to secure our border, reduce deficit spending, fight for the unborn, focus on long-term recovery for those affected by Hurricane Harvey, and creating a better economic climate by fighting federal overreach. Most importantly, it is my promise to put the constituents of Congressional District 27 first when I’m in Washington.
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