C. Bruce Stratton- President
C. Bruce Stratton is married to
the former Gloria Patricia Egbert. He is an
attorney sole practitioner, practicing law in Liberty for more than 40 years. He is
a graduate of Lamar State College and attended the University of Texas and
University of Houston Law Schools before receiving his license in 1968.
He is a former president of the local bar and served as Chair of the District
3B Grievance Committee for the State Bar. He is a Co-Chair of the Texas Supreme
Court Committee on Court-Annexed Mediation. He is a Rotarian and a former
President of the Liberty Rotary Club as well as President and Citizen of the
Year for the Liberty-Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce. Bruce was recently
chosen Citizen of the Year by the Liberty Lions Club. He served as Chair
of the LRC, Local Review Committee studying hazard waste storage in solution
mined salt dome caverns in the Dayton area and was on the Board of
Directors and Legal Committee for PACE, People Against A Contaminated
On a State wide level he has
served as Chair of the Texas State Bar ADR, Alternative Dispute Resolution,
Section and President of TAM, Texas Association of Mediators. He has
received the Evans Award (ADR Section) and Suzanne Adams Award (TAM) both for
state wide contributions in the field of mediation. He is currently a
member and credentialed by the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association as
“Mediator Credential Advanced”. Bruce has written a number of articles
dealing with mediation which have been published throughout the state. He
was appointed to the initial Board of the Liberty County Hospital District No.
1 in February 2005, was elected its President and has served in that capacity
to-date. Bruce also serves as Board President of the Liberty-Dayton
Regional Medical Center. He and Gloria attend St. Stephen’s Episcopal
Church in Liberty where he has served as its Senior Warden twice and currently
serves as Chair of the Lay Readers while Gloria serves as head of the Altar
Paul Henry - Vice President
Paul J. Henry is a native of
Liberty County. He graduated from Liberty High School in 1967 and from
the University of Houston in 1971. In 1973, he started his banking career
at First Liberty National Bank as a mortgage loan officer. In 1990, he
was named President of First Liberty National Bank.
During his business career, Paul has served in various civic and community
positions. He served 16 years on the Liberty City Council, 5 years as
Mayor of Liberty, and was named Citizen of the Year by the Liberty-Dayton
Chamber of Commerce in 1994. Paul has also served on various community
boards including the Trinity Valley Exposition, Liberty Municipal Library
Board, Liberty County Rural Transportation District #1, and Liberty County
Health Awareness Coalition.
Paul is a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. He has served on
various committees of the parish which includes the vestry and the finance
committee. He also served on the steering committee to have the election
to establish the Liberty County Hospital District #1. In 2007, he was
appointed to the Hospital District’s board. In 2009, he was appointed to
the Liberty Dayton Regional Medical Center board and elected Vice-President of
Victor Barranco - Treasurer
Victor Barranco has been a resident
of Liberty, Texas since 1974. He and his wife Donna were married in 1971
and they have four children.
Victor is a veteran of the United States Navy and served from 1962 to
1966. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University and has a Bachelor of
Science Degree in Agriculture. He has been an insurance agent for State
Farm Insurance Company since 1978.
He is a member of Immaculate
Conception Catholic Church and serves on the church finance council. He
is also a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Liberty Rotary Club, and the
Liberty Chamber of Commerce. He served on the Liberty City Council for 9 years and was appointed to the Liberty County Hospital District #1 in 2012.
Edward B. Pickett - Board Member
Ed Pickett was born in December
of 1940. He was raised in Liberty and graduated from Liberty High School
in 1958. Ed attended the University of Texas at Austin earning a Bachelor
of Arts and a Law Degree. He is married to Sandra Pickett and practices
law at the Pickett and Pickett Law Firm in Liberty.
Ed previously served on the
Kersting Memorial Hospital Authority Board for 25 years. He joined the
Liberty County Hospital District board in 2016. Ed is passionate about
serving in this position for the Hospital and the Hospital District. He
is a well-respected pillar of the community and we are pleased to have him back
serving as a board member once again.
Dwight Pruitt- Board Member
Bio to come