Steve Fortenberry was born in Lubbock, Texas and then moved to the McLennan County district finally settling in Hewitt in 2003. Before settling in Hewitt, he returned to Lubbock to attend Texas Tech University. Fortenberry currently owns and operates Fortenberry Insurance Agency, LLC. He previously worked for an Oil and Gas Service Company (Petroleum Information) and in the family business, where he provided coverage and service for the Commercial Truck Industry. While living in Hewitt, Fortenberry has served on the Hewitt Police Officers’ Civil Service Commission.
Fortenberry joined the Hewitt City Council in May 2016, and believes that his experience in the business world will help him understand the importance of fiscal responsibilities, and will be an asset for him supporting the City Council in accomplishing their goals ongoing improvements for Hewitt. Fortenberry joined the City Council because he believes that Hewitt is becoming more inviting for new commercial and residential growth, and he wants to become a part of Hewitt's continued success.