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District 71 Constituents Asked to Submit Ideas to State House; King to Host Town Hall

District 71 Constituents Asked to Submit Ideas for Study by State House

State Representative Susan King is requesting constituents of District 71 to provide input on interim study proposals for the Texas House of Representatives.

After each session, the Speaker of the House requests legislators to offer recommendations of issues to be studied by House committees. These charges may form the basis for legislation that will be considered in the 84th Legislative Session.

"During the interim, it is critical to look ahead at the challenges that will be before us in the following session," said Rep. King. "I encourage everyone to submit ideas for consideration that will be given to the Speaker for his review."

Please submit your suggestions by fax or email no later than Thursday, October 3, 2013 by phone at (512) 463-0994 or (325) 670-0382, or email to susan.king@house.state.tx.us.

King to Host Town Hall

State Representative Susan L. King will host a public Town Hall Meeting for residents of District 71 at10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Hardin-Simmons University’s Johnson Building in the multi-purpose room, 2200 Hickory Street in Abilene. 

Rep. King has invited Phil Wilson, executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), as guest speaker to talk about current transportation topics.

"It is my privilege to welcome back Director Wilson to the Big Country to facilitate a dialogue with the residents of District 71. It is important for people to understand the plans for changes and  improvements in our transportation system. With infinite needs and finite resources, it is always preferable for agency officials to converse with Texans about their views on transportation regarding maintenance and improvement of our state's infrastructure, " Rep. King said.

TxDOT is responsible for maintaining 80,000 miles of road and for supporting aviation, rail and public transportation across the state. Before becoming the agency’s head in October 2011, Wilson served in senior positions for Luminant, Texas' largest electric generation company. In 2007, Gov. Rick Perry appointed Wilson as Secretary of State. His public service includes more than 10 years as a key aide to U.S. Sen. Phil Gramm. Wilson also served Governor Perry in several senior roles.

Wilson grew up in Brownwood and is a graduate of Hardin-Simmons University. He also earned a master's degree in business administration from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

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