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February 5, 2013

Rep. Travis Clardy appointed to three State House of Representatives committees

AUSTIN — State Repre-sentative Travis Clardy was appointed to three key committees today by the Speaker of the House. Clardy will serve on Higher Education, Local & Consent Calen-dars , and the new Special Purpose Districts committee.

“I'm truly honored to serve on these House committees, and blessed to have the opportunity to work hard for the citizens of Texas. This session will be a crucial one for the future of our state and I believe these committee assignments will allow me to represent District 11 in a meaningful way."

Rep. Clardy will serve on the House Committee on Higher Education, which oversees education beyond high school and the colleges and universities of the state of Texas.

"Our future is inextricably intertwined with the of quality of education for all Texans. I'm excited to serve with Chairman Branch and other members of the House as we work to improve our institutions of higher learning and create an even a brighter future for Stephen F. Austin State University."

In addition Rep. Clardy will serve on the Local & Consent Calendars committee that oversees the placement of local or uncontested bills.

Additionally the committee exercises control over determination of priorities for floor consideration of local bills.

The third committee Rep. Clardy will serve on will be the new Special Purpose Districts committee which oversees the creation of any special purpose district,

including a hospital district, water improvement district, river authority, or navigation district.

Rep. Clardy is currently serving his first term as the State Repre-sentative for House District 11, which includes Nacog-doches, Cherokee, and Rusk counties.

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