Texas House Member

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Rep. Zerwas, John

District 28


Capitol Address:

Room E2.308

P.O. Box 2910

Austin, TX 78768

(512) 463-0657

(888) 827-1560 Toll Free

District Address:

P.O. Box 434

Simonton, TX 77476

(281) 533-9042

(281) 533-9049 Fax

Main district street:

9315 F.M. 1489, Suite C

Simonton, TX 77476

Counties Represented:

Fort Bend (part)



Representative John Zerwas, M.D. is serving his fifth legislative term in the Texas House of Representatives. He proudly serves the citizens of Texas House District 28, which encompasses northwestern Fort Bend County and is currently one of the fastest growing regions in the State of Texas.

Representative Zerwas currently serves as Chairman of the House Committee on Higher Education. This is his first term to serve as the chair of this committee. Chairman Zerwas is an advocate for increasing access to higher education and growing opportunities for graduate medical education. Zerwas also sits on the Committee on Public Health, where he brings firsthand experience and knowledge of health care systems and policy to the committee.

A physician for more than 30 years, Representative Zerwas is one of four doctors in the Texas House of Representatives. His perspective is important at a time when health and human services is one of the fastest-growing areas of state spending. Dr. Zerwas is past-president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. More than a decade ago, Dr. Zerwas co-founded a Houston area group practice which recently became part of US Anesthesia Partners, and he remains active in the operations of the partnership. He previously served as the President of the Memorial Hermann Health Network Providers and Chief Medical Officer of the Memorial Hermann Hospital System.

Representative Zerwas has earned numerous accolades for his dedication to public service including being named one of the "Ten Best Legislators" by Texas Monthly for his work during the 81st and 82nd legislative sessions. Among other recognitions, Representative Zerwas has been recognized by the Texas Medical Association as a "Friend of Medicine" and Texas Hospital Association as a "Texas Hospital Advocate" for his commitment to healthcare for Texans.

John and his late wife, Cindy, graduated from Bellaire High School in 1973 and were married in 1978. After graduating from the University of Houston, Representative Zerwas earned his Doctorate in Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in 1980 and started a full-time private practice in 1985. John and Cindy have four children, John Jr., daughter-in-law Rebecca, Joseph, Brandon, daughter-in-law Monica, Sherry, son-in-law Matthew, and two grandchildren, Isabella and Matthew.

last updated on 10/07/2015

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Dr. Zerwas with District 28 Staff Dr. and Cindy Zerwas with Speaker Craddick and District 28 Staff.
Rep. Zerwas Provides a legislative update Dr. Zerwas Provides a Legislative Update for Waller County Officials.