North Texas native
Born in Fort Worth, and raised in Burleson, Beverly is a proud, lifelong resident of North Texas. She has dedicated her life to creating economic opportunities, promoting investment in North Texas and expanding access to high-quality education for our kids. Continuing her lifelong commitment to service in North Texas, Beverly is running as a Democrat to represent the people of Senate District 10 in Tarrant County.
An advocate for education
Beverly's passion for education began at a very young age, influenced by her mother, a Texas History teacher and coach and her father a decorated World War II veteran. Her parents, both North Texas natives met while attending Texas Wesleyan University in the late 40's. A graduate of the Burleson public school system, Beverly did not attend college right away. At 39 she went back to school to complete her Bachelor of Science degree at her parent's alma mater, Texas Wesleyan. As a single mom with a son in college and another who would join her at Texas Wesleyan, Beverly’s path to a college degree wasn’t easy. With the help of Pell Grants and earned scholarships, Beverly put herself through school, graduating cum laude, ready to build a better future for herself and her family. She would later return to Texas Wesleyan and earn her Master of Business Administration.
Beverly’s belief in the power of higher education and her passion for Texas Wesleyan’s commitment to non-traditional students earned her a position on the school’s Board of Trustees. As the immediate past Chair of the Texas Wesleyan Board, Beverly remains committed to creating opportunities for Texans of all ages to further their education and job skills.
Beverly knows that all Texans should have access to a quality education. It was the motivation behind her decision to run for the Burleson Independent School District in 2007, and the reason her colleagues elected her School Board President from 2011 -2013.
A local businesswoman
Beverly has years of experience and success in real estate and residential development. She has been instrumental in creating investment and job opportunities in Burleson’s historic business district. Her hard work and strategic thinking were essential in the revitalization of businesses and achieving economic growth. Her commitment to cultivating local development and her commitment to the community led the Fort Worth Business Press to name her one of the “Great Women of Texas” in 2014.
A fighter for our community and our kids
Combining her commitment to education, her desire to serve the community, and her own experiences, Beverly has been a leader of the Burleson Opportunity Fund, a program that provides scholarships for local students to attend Hill College. The work done by Beverly and other community partners has resulted in more than $1 million in college scholarships for deserving students. In 2014, Hill College recognized Beverly’s work by awarding her the Pillar of the Community award for her efforts to expand access to higher education.
A mother, grandmother and community volunteer
Beverly and her husband Charles enjoy spending time with their growing family that includes three grown sons, two daughters-in-law and seven beautiful grandchildren, four of whom are school age and attend Texas public school
Beverly and Charles are members of Arborlawn United Methodist Church in Fort Worth. They are active in civic and philanthropic organizations across North Texas including, The American Heart Association, Sister Cities, and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.