2005

My personal accomplishments in the 79th Legislature include:

  • helping block all efforts to increase taxes;
  • passing the largest number of bills and floor amendments in our 16-member Dallas House Delegation;
  • creating 2 new criminal courts in Dallas (first increase since 1989);
  • significantly raising jury service pay (first increase since 1957);
  • significantly raising pay for judges and district attorneys (first increase since 1997);
  • enacting significant election law reform;
  • having my voting record rated one of the most conservative of our Delegation;
  • serving as one of six House Committee Chairmen in our Delegation, and
  • serving as the only member from our Delegation on the important Regulated Industries Committee (which passed historic telecommunication reform).


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