Legislature is history. It was the most difficult session
I've experienced and it required some very tough decisions.
As you know, the Texas Constitution requires the legislature
to balance the budget. With a large budget deficit due to
reduced sales tax and other income, we had to make some
painful cuts in many areas. But like your family, we can
only spend what we have. With an improved economy I hope the
next session allows us to restore some of the spending that
had to be cut.
It is a great honor to represent you in the Texas House of
Representatives. The opportunity to serve the community that
my family and I have been part of for over two decades is
truly a privilege.
Should you be in Austin or Simonton please know my office is
open to you. I encourage you to come by to discuss your
issues and concerns with me or my staff or even to just say