SWINFORD, DAVID ANTHONY (1941 ~ ). The following is a biography for David Swinford, former member of the Texas House of Representatives. The biography was prepared by Cemetery staff.
Former Member of the Texas House David Swinford served for 20 years in the state legislature, representing District 87 from 1992 to 2010 and before redistricting, District 88 from 1990-1992. He chaired numerous committees from the Agriculture and Livestock Committee to the Government Efficiency and Reform Committee. He was a member of the following committees: Appropriations, County Affairs, Cultural and Historical, Energy, Local and Consent, Natural Resources, Transportation, the Select Committee on State Finance and the Select Committee on Public Education. In addition to his legislative service, Swinford was the vice president of the Republican Caucus, vice president of the Rural Caucus and vice president of the Conservative Coalition. He held several appointments including a governor's appointment to the Southern States Energy Council Board and two speaker's appointments to the Texas Energy Council and the Texas Ag Policy Board.
Swinford was married to Milas Joyce McCoy in 1964 and the couple has two children, David Christopher and Melissa Rae. He graduated from Frenship High School, South Plains College and Texas Tech University where he achieved a BS in Agriculture Education.
Swinford was the co-author of SB-20 (2005) that enabled Texas to become the national leader in wind energy production. The American Wind Power Association acknowledged his efforts with an Extraordinary Leadership Award.