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Bill Crowley is the Texas State Democratic Executive Committeeman for Senate District 3. He was elected to that position in June of 2018 during the Texas Democratic Party State Convention held in Fort Worth.

Mr. Crowley is Chairman of the Cherokee County Texas Democratic Party.  He was first elected as Chairman of his county party in the March 2016 Democratic Primary.  In March 2018 he was re-elected for his second term as County Chairman. 

Mr. Crowley is currently employed by Rusk State Hospital as a Chaplain where he conducts daily Bible studies and holds Worship Service for clients of the hospital several times monthly.  He is a member of the Rusk Church of Christ where he has served as a Deacon and now serves as a Shepherd. 

Mr. Crowley retired as a Texas School Band Director in 1999.  His involvement with school music programs continued after his retirement and spanned a period of 38 years.  East Texas school districts in which he directed successful bands were:  Elysian Fields, Rusk, Grapeland, Tenaha, Garrison, Lufkin, and Lovelady. 

He is a 1965 graduate of Nacogdoches High School.  Mr. Crowley began his college education in the summer of 1965.  After two years as a Music Major at Stephen F. Austin State University, his undergraduate study was temporarily interrupted as the United States’ involvement in the Vietnam War began to escalate.  Mr. Crowley enlisted in the US Air Force in 1967 and served a four year tour as a Bandsman performing for civilian as well as military functions and events. After an Honorable Discharge from the Air Force, Mr. Crowley resumed his education at SFASU in 1971.  By 1974 he had received the Bachelor of Music and Master of Education degrees as well as his Texas Teaching Certificate and the Texas Administrative Mid-Management Certificate. 

Mr. Crowley is active in his home town of Rusk and Cherokee County.  He is currently President of the Board of Directors of the Rusk Tree of Promise, a local non-profit service organization.  He is also a volunteer for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) of Trinity Valley where he advocates for abused children.  

He is also active with Christians Against Substance Abuse, known as CASA; a faith based, twelve step, drug treatment program.  Mr. Crowley is a volunteer with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and brings the CASA twelve step program into the prison system twice weekly.  Mr. Crowley also provides the CASA twelve step program to inmates of the Cherokee County Jail.

Mr. Crowley currently resides in Rusk, Texas with his wife Susan. They live with their two Chihuahua dogs, Binky and Spanky in their log home constructed of logs they cut from their land with an axe and a chain saw. 






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