This year, I have the honor of being Senate President Pro Tem during the 86th Legislative Session. The big day is April 6th. Mark your calendar because I want you to be part of this neat day.
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Posted on March 18, 2019
April 6, 2019. Mark your calendar and plan to be part of a special day.
During the 86th Legislature, I’m honored by my colleagues to serve as the President Pro Tempore of the Texas Senate, which puts me third in line of succession for governor. That means I serve as governor when Governor Abbott and Lt. Governor Patrick are out of state at the same time. (I’m guessing those two currently aren’t traveling to anything together to reduce the risk that something might happen to both of them and I...Read More Share on Twitter Share on Facebook