A lifelong Christian, devoted husband, father to four young children, and successful businessman, rancher and investor, Bo French has always been an outspoken conservative with a desire to honor his country by defending the principles of liberty.
Bo’s roots in Fort Worth run deep. His family has been committed to supporting Fort Worth through their successful business ventures and philanthropy for a century. Born in Fort Worth in 1969, Bo grew up in Midland while spending a great deal of time on his family’s ranches, fostering his passion for agriculture and ranching.
Bo attended high school at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico and chose to move back to Fort Worth where he graduated from Texas Christian University in 1993. He graduated with a degree in History and an appreciation of how the society in which we live came to be. As Edmund Burke said, “Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.”
Following his undergraduate work, Bo entered the TCU Ranch Management Program and subsequently spent three years working on west Texas ranches, leaving each enterprise more efficient and profitable than when he began. In 1996, he determined that it was time to return to Fort Worth.
He returned with a position at investment firm Carlson Capital. Bo’s eight years there were some of the most exciting and tumultuous times on Wall Street, yet the firm saw tremendous growth. His tenure with Carson Capital allowed him to see both the challenges faced by small businesses and how good management decisions directly lead to success. In 2005, Bo decided to leave Carlson Capital and start his own investment firm. Running this business during the financial crises of 2007-2009 was extremely challenging, honing his business and economic experience. More importantly, he had a front row seat to the detrimental effects of government intervention in the economy.
In 2010, Bo had the opportunity to partner with a longtime childhood friend and start a new business focused on the defense and security industry. This has afforded him the opportunity to be very involved in international security, National Security and Texas/Mexico border security initiatives. The most rewarding aspect, however, has been the work done and relationships formed with veterans, which has led to his support of a number of disabled veteran causes.
Bo met his wife Sheridan, who comes from a long line of Fort Worthians, shortly after she moved back to Fort Worth from attending college. They married in 2008 and have been blessed with four beautiful children. They attend Watermark Community Church in Fort Worth. Sheridan and Bo have been involved in a number of charity events and support causes including the Fort Worth Symphony, The Cliburn, The Fort Worth Zoo, Troops First Foundation, Fort Worth Police SWAT Support Group, James Green Wildlife and Conservation Initiative, Camp John Marc, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Tarrant Area Food Bank.
Answering his call to serve, Bo ran for the Texas legislature in 2016 as the actual conservative in the race. Falling short in that race, Bo continued to stand up for what is right when he helped lead the effort to stop the Fort Worth ISD from allowing boys in girl’s intimate spaces. Along those same lines, he also testified on behalf of SB6. He was elected to serve as a delegate to the Republican National Convention.
Bo has a passion for preserving what is great about Texas and America, which is a respect for the right of the people. He believes it is critical that we restrain government and unlock the vast engine of liberty in order to thrive to remain a land of opportunity for generations to come. We have all been endowed by God with unalienable rights including Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, which are being threatened as never before. The children of this generation are the government of the next, making it essential that we leave them a legacy of freedom and educate them in protecting that freedom in their turn. As Lieutenant Colonel William Travis said at the Alamo, “I am determined to…never forget what is due to his own honor and that of his country.” Bo French is ready to serve the people of Texas.