Last Wednesday, 45 constituents and friends hopped on an early-morning bus and headed to Austin for our biennial Texas 101 Day at the Capitol. The day was a bigsuccess.
First, it was my honor to have Pastor Oluwafiropo RopoTusin, Senior Pastor of Arlington’s Household of Faith, serve as Pastor of the Day for the House of Representatives. Pastor RopoTusin opened the House proceedings with a beautiful prayer.
Once our constituents were seated in the House gallery I recognized the group from the House floor, before we headed over to the Texas AFL-CIO for lunch and guest speakers, including AFL-CIO President John Patrick and State Representative Nicole Collier. We ended the day with a trip and tour of the amazing Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Museum and Library.
The next day, my staff and I began our annual, two-day retreat focused on our work at the Capitol during session, as well as our constituent service and outreach plans in the district. Our team has a lot of great ideas for continuing the excellent level of service District 101 deserves. Our retreat confirmed what I already knew – I’m lucky to have such a dedicated team working on behalf of the people of House District 101.
Our first district outreach events of this new year are rapidly approaching: I hope that you will join me on Saturday, February 25 for one of our Town Hall meetings.
The first town hall meeting at will take place at 10:00 am at the Arlington Municipal Airport and the second will be at 2:00 pm at the Grand Peninsula Community Center in Grand Prairie. If you would like additional details, visit my Facebook page by clicking here or call 817-459-2800.
On Saturday, March 4th, we will officially open up our new district office, located at 320 Westway Place, Suite, 501 in Arlington. This will be a come-and-go open house. We will send more details soon, but please mark your calendar to save the date.
If there is anything my office can be doing for you, we’re always just a phone call or email away.
I look forward to seeing you soon.