This Week in Texas: October 14, 2009

Posted October 14, 2009 in The Mignon Memo

Cleburne mayor Ted Reynolds announced that he plans to run in the Republican primary for House District 58, currently represented by Rep. Rob Orr (R-Burleson).

Republican Wayne S. Richard, founder and CEO of Plano based ICglobal, a provider of media and advertising technologies, will run against Rep. Brian McCall (R-Plano) in the Republican primary for House District 66.

Gov. Rick Perry appointed Eva Guzman, an associate judge with the 14th Court of Appeals in Houston, to the Texas Supreme Court. She replaces Justice Scott Brister who left the Court last month to return to private practice.
Gov. Rick Perry has also appointed nine Texans to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Board.  Attorney and businessman Victor Vandergriff of Arlington will serve as chair.   Other members of the Board include Clifford Butler of Mount Pleasant, owner of Butler Consulting; James “Jim” Campbell Jr. of Sachse, President of Big Tex Auto Mart; Ramsay Gillman of Houston, owner, chairman and chief operating officer of Gillman Auto Companies; Cheryl Johnson of Friendswood, Galveston County  Tax Assessor/Collector;  Janet Marzett of Keller,  is vice president of collections, customer service and remarketing for Daimler Financial Services; Victor Rodriguez of McAllen, Chief of Police in the City of McAllen Police Department; Marvin Rush of Seguin, founder and chairman of Rush Enterprises Inc.;  and John Walker III of Houston, owner and president of J.H. Walker Trucking.  The new Texas Department of Motor Vehicles will administer and enforce statutes relating to certificates of title and registration of vehicles, identifying markings on commercial motor vehicles, motor carrier registration, single state registration, motor transportation brokers, foreign commercial motor transportation, sale or lease of motor vehicles, and salvage vehicle dealers.

For those of you who are counting, there are 50 days until the filing period begins; 82 days until the filing period ends; 125 days until early voting begins; and 139 days until the March 2 primary in Texas.