Dr. Stuart Spitzer was born and raised in Texas House District 4 where he graduated from Athens High School and Trinity Valley Community College; his mother and father still live in Athens today. Stuart completed his undergraduate degree at Baylor University before attending UT Southwestern Medical School. During his residency at UT Southwestern, Stuart met his wife Shari. They recently celebrated 20 years of marriage and are the proud parents of two children, Lilly (17) and Luke (15). Shari Spitzer is a part-time physician and an incredible wife and mother.
Stuart has a deep history with the people of District 4; they are his mentors and friends. He shares with them the same hopes and dreams they have for themselves and their children. The people of District 4 want to preserve the good life they have and maintain a strong community where hard work, respect, and character are valued. Stuart understands this and has spent his time as a Representative preserving and defending these values. It has been his honor to serve the people of District 4 for two years, but he believes his service is not yet completed – it is just beginning.
Stuart credits his parents and the good people of Henderson County for raising him. Growing up in Henderson County, he learned the value of community and hard work. From a young age, Stuart was mowing baseball fields during the day and umpiring softball games at night; during the summer, he would help his grandfather plow black dirt cotton fields, and hunt and fish on his ranch in Central Texas. From this upbringing, Stuart learned respect for God, the outdoors, others, and a hard day’s work.
After 12 years of college, medical school, and residency, Stuart and Shari returned to Athens, TX where he practiced surgery for 6 years. Outside of work, he and his wife invested their time and values into their 2 children and the lives of youth in their community. Over 12 years ago, Stuart moved his family to Kaufman, TX where he and his wife still reside.
In October of 2016, Stuart stopped his surgical practice after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis that has affected his body, but not his mind. He has used his time off of work to grow in his faith and spend time with family and friends. This has only strengthened his belief that big government is the enemy of faith, family, and the general wellbeing of citizens of the Lone Star State.
Statement of Faith
I believe in the God of the Holy Bible. He created all things in his infinite wisdom and I cannot, in my finite wisdom, comprehend Him fully. I believe that He is holy and that I am not. Because of my failure, the coming, death, and resurrection of Jesus was necessary to restore my relationship with holy God. I believe that absolute truth exists and we should seek it.