Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Appoints 9 to New Senate Committee
In response to the recent mass shootings in Texas, House Speaker Dennis Bonnen and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick both created a Select Committee on Mass Violence Prevention and Community Safety.
Republican Senator Joan Huffman of Houston has been named Chairman, and Democratic Senator Judith Zaffirini of Laredo has been named Vice Chairman. Senator Charles Perry of Lubbock will also serve a spot on the committee, which is tasked with developing bipartisan solutions to preventing gun violence in Texas.
Full list of members:
Senator Joan Huffman, R-Houston – Chairman
Senator Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo – Vice Chairman
Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels
Sen. Kelly Hancock, R-North Richland Hills
Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound
Sen. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock
Sen. Jose Rodriguez, D-El Paso
Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood
Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston