Government Advocacy for Brenham & Washington County Businesses

The Washington County Chamber has established a package of Policy Statements as authored by the Government Affairs Committee.  These Policies are deemed to be of utmost importance to the local business community and to the economic health of Washington County. 

The Board of Directors encourages Chamber members to take an active role and be involved in government affairs.  The Chamber exists to be the “voice of business” at the local, state and federal level, but members need to stay active by submitting input to the Chamber board and encouraging all employees to vote in elections.  

Click on the PDF link below to view the most current set of Legislative Policies and Priorities:



On March 6, 2018, Washington County citizens will be able to vote in primary elections for local, state and federal candidates.

Vote Early - at Your Convenience!
You can vote early at the Courthouse Annex at 100 S. Park Street in Downtown Brenham (across the street from the Courthouse). It is the most convenient way to vote.

Early voting hours:
February 20 - March 2 (Mon. through Fri.) 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
February 24 (Saturday) 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
February 25 (Sunday) 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Local Election Candidate Questionnaires:
In each election, the Chamber asks questions to candidates for policy-making positions at the local level.  The candidates vying for State Representative, Washington County Judge and Commissioners Court positions were sent this year's questionnaire, and their responses can be read by clicking on their names below:


Ben Leman (R)

Cecil Ray Webster, Sr. (D)

Daniel McCarthy (R)

David K. Stall (R)

Jill Wolfskill (R)

Marc S. Youg (R)



John Brieden (R)

John Durrenberger (R)



Candice Bullock (R)

Luther Hueske (R)

Ira Newsome (D)



Joy Fuchs