David Watts represents the next generation of Conservative Republican leadership. David is an accomplished business professional with more than 22 years of experience solving business problems, helping organizations become more efficient, and empowering them to reinvent themselves to better serve their clients. David is an accomplished international project manager with a proven track record of real world results. David and his family have lived in East Texas for the past 15 years.
David spent his formative years around Houston (Deer Park & Humble). David's father was a minister and the family ended up moving away to Kentucky after his freshman year of high school. In 1992 he ran for State Representative as a conservative Republican in Kentucky’s 31st Legislative District. He urged a repeal of the newly increased state sales tax and an end to special exemptions for wealthy racehorse owners. As a delegate to the subsequent Jefferson County Republican Convention, he continued to champion conservative solutions.
In 1999, David and his wife and their children returned to East Texas and have taken an active role in state and local issues.
David is also an FAA licensed Commercial Pilot and has previously served in the Civil Air Patrol, a United States Air Force Auxiliary. In 2012, David published his first novel, a historical fiction novel of the Korean War. Supported by more than five years of research and interviews with those who were there, Hope in Hungnam has received wide recognition for preserving an important part of the history of the Korean War. Hope in Hungnam was recently translated into Korean and is now available in South Korea.
David has also worked actively as a preacher and teacher, working as a full-time minister for more than six years. David has visited India on four occasions, traveling extensively within the southern areas of India to preach and teach in remote villages.
David has been married to his wife, Desiree Watts, for 24 years, and they have three children, ages 14, 16, and 18. They live in the East Texas Piney Woods on 19 acres between Gilmer and Longview.