Board Members

C. Bruce Stratton President

C. Bruce Stratton is married to the former Gloria Patricia Egbert, his wife of 39 years. He is an attorney sole practitioner, practicing law in Liberty for 42 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 Environment. 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 Guild.

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. Stephens 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 Districts board. In 2009, he was appointed to the Liberty Dayton Regional Medical Center board and elected Vice-President of the hospital.

Victor Barranco Board Member

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 nine years and was appointed to the Liberty County Hospital District #1 in 2012.