This Week in Texas: March 31, 2010

Posted April 5, 2010 in The Mignon Memo

U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison announced this morning that she plans to complete her term rather than resign early as she had planned. Hutchison, who was first elected to the Senate in a special election in 1993, won re-election to a third full term in 2006. Her term runs through 2012.

Rep. Brian McCall (R-Plano) was named the sole finalist for the post of chancellor of the Texas State University System. McCall announced last year that he would not seek reelection to the Texas House where he has served for 20 years. The Board of Regents for the Texas State University System will meet in late April to take an official vote. The Texas State University System is comprised of Texas State University, Lamar University, Sam Houston State University, Sul Ross State University and their components.

Governor Perry recently made two appointments to the Texas Ethics Commission. James Clancy, Jr., an attorney from Portland, Texas and Thomas Ramsay, a former state representative and licensed real estate broker in Mount Vernon, Texas.

The April 13th runoff is less than two weeks away. Early voting begins April 5th and continues through April 9th.