Glen Maxey

Born Feb 23, 1952

Glen Maxey is an American politician from Austin, Texas, who was the first openly gay member of the Texas Legislature. Active in the fight for gay rights, Maxey was a central figure in the establishment of facilities for the education and care of HIV-infected individuals, especially the AIDS Services of Austin (ASA). In 2008, he was an unsuccessful candidate for Tax Assessor-Collector in Travis County, Texas.… Read More

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1952 Birth Born on February 23, 1952.


1968 16 Years Old Glen Maxey first entered politics in 1968 as a volunteer on the Texas Democratic Primary campaign of Senator Eugene McCarthy.


1980 28 Years Old While teaching school, Maxey continued to volunteer for local, state and federal campaigns. In 1980, while teaching in Navasota, Maxey joined the successful campaign of Kent Caperton, a candidate for the Texas State Senate. … Read More
1981 29 Years Old After the election, Maxey joined Caperton's staff in 1981 as a legislative aide. … Read More


1982 30 Years Old In November 1982, Maxey joined the staff of Democratic State Senator Oscar Mauzy, who was Dean of the Texas Senate at the time, and became his Chief Legislative Aide. … Read More
1987 35 Years Old In 1987, Maxey left Mauzy's staff and became the first Executive Director of the Lesbian/Gay Rights Lobby of Texas.
1991 39 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1991, Maxey was elected to the Texas House from the Austin seat held by Lena Guerrero, who had been appointed by Governor Ann Richards to the Texas Railroad Commission.


2001 49 Years Old …  Maxey was among many veteran House members who announced their retirement following the 2001 Legislative Session.


2004 52 Years Old Since retiring from office, he has worked as a lobbyist and public affairs adviser. He ran the Travis County Democratic Party's 2004 coordinated campaign and served as field director in the 2006 coordinated campaign effort.
2006 54 Years Old Maxey was a candidate for the Chairmanship of the Texas Democratic Party in 2006. … Read More
2007 55 Years Old In the summer of 2007, Glen Maxey announced his candidacy for Travis County Tax Assessor-Collector.
2008 56 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 2008, he was an unsuccessful candidate for Tax Assessor-Collector in Travis County, Texas. … Read More
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