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A native Texan and son of a high school football coach, Doug learned from an early age that public service was a true way of giving back to his country and state he so deeply loves. As a child he was captivated with his grandfather’s stories about protecting our Nation’s border. Doug’s grandfather F.L. Centilli enlisted in the Army at the age of 16 and was stationed at Fort Clark during the time of the Mexican Revolution. After his discharge from the Army he served as a U.S. mounted Border Patrol Agent. That value of public service was passed to Doug’s father J.D. Centilli who devoted his life to shaping young minds as a teacher, administrator, and football coach. Throughout his career in public service, Doug has drawn upon the values instilled in him by his grandfather and father to get results for the people he served. Doug’s 25 years of public service began in Austin as a legislative assistant for then State Representative Mike Jackson and later served as a Special Assistant in the Office of Governor Bill Clements where he focused on criminal justice issues. Following his service with Governor Clements, Doug became Chief of Staff for State Representative Kevin Brady, where he was involved in legislation ranging from child abuse prevention and school finance to economic development. In 1996 Kevin Brady was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and he again called upon Doug to serve as his Chief of Staff in Washington. Doug has been a consistent warrior in applying Texas common sense policies in Washington. He was instrumental in helping pass a law that allowed Texans to deduct their sales tax from their federal income tax bill, which continues to save Texas taxpayers over $1 billion a year. Doug was also a principal architect on a group of economic reforms aimed at ensuring another century of American prosperity and economic superiority. One of the cornerstones of this reform package is a spending reform bill known as the MAP Act. A leading economist from the American Enterprise Institute praises this as “The most comprehensive and well-conceived plan ever to reduce the size of the federal government and protect the American people from higher taxes.” Additionally, Doug worked tirelessly on evacuation, response and recovery efforts when the Gulf coast was devastated by hurricanes Rita and Ike. He also initiated the ongoing effort to encourage the Department of Defense to relocate AFRICOM to Ellington Field, which will result in a more cost effective operation and bring jobs to the region. Doug is an alumnus of the Texas Lyceum, Texas’ premier leadership incubator, he serves on the board of the Archer Center at the University of Texas and Sights Unseen, a unique program that provides vision care in developing countries. Doug also serves on the advisory board of Helping a Hero, an organization that provides specially adapted homes and community support for military personnel severely injured in the war on terror. Doug is a graduate of Texas A&M University, where he followed his father’s footsteps in becoming a second generation Centilli to be a member of the Texas A&M Aggie football team.
 
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