April 14, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:30 am Virtual

Discussion Topics

  • How the Texas Legislature Works
  • Hazlewood and other successes
  • Current Veteran family issues filed in Austin
  • How can we be effective in Advocacy?
  • Why our effort matters!


Tony Dale, LTC, USA

LTC Dale graduated from Ohio State University. Tony was stationed at Ft Hood with the1st Cavalry Division. After leaving active duty, he served as an Election Clerk and Judge in Williamson County, a Cedar Park City Councilman, and a three term Texas House Representative – earning several awards. In 2021, he was inducted into the Ohio State University Army ROTC Society Hall of Fame. Tony continues to serve the community and is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Texas National Guard, Director of Civil  Affairs Operations at Camp Mabry. He and his wife CPT Mary Lopez Dale, USA (FOR) have two daughters and live in Cedar Park, Texas.

Ginger Simonson, LTC, USA (RET)

LTC Simonson graduated from UTSA. During her 24 years of service in the Army, Ginger was as a Logistics Management Officer, Program Manager, held Embassy positions, and served in  hazardous duty areas. After retiring from the service, Ginger has dedicated her time and focus in Denton County as an advocate of Veterans Mental Health Programs, Housing, and Veterans employment initiatives. She is a persistent “Watchdog” of Veteran Legislation in Austin, where she attends several committee hearings and corresponds one-on-one with both the House and Senate members. She is a member of MOAA North DFW, and the AUSA North Texas – Audie Murphy Chapter. Ginger and her husband Keith Simonson, COL, USA (RET) reside in Flower Mound, Texas.


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