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Estes named chair of Ag/Rural Affairs/Homeland Security panel in Senate

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, January 26, 2013

Wise County’s representative in the Texas Senate, Craig Estes of Wichita Falls, has been reappointed to chair the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs and Homeland Security.

The appointments were announced last week by Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who leads the Senate.

Estes, who was first elected to the Senate in 2001, represents District 30, which includes Archer, Clay, Cooke, Erath, Grayson, Jack, Montague, Palo Pinto, Parker, Wichita, Wise, Young and parts of Collin and Denton counties.

He also serves on the Business & Commerce committee and the Senate Finance committee, and is vice-chair of the Senator Committee on Natural Resources.

The 83rd Legislature began its 140-day biennial session on Jan. 8 in Austin.

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