This Week in Texas: August 24, 2011

Posted August 24, 2011 in The Mignon Memo

Sen. Mike Jackson (R-La Porte) will run for the newly created Congressional District 36. Rep. Larry Taylor (R-Friendswood) is said to be considering a run for Jackson’s Texas Senate seat.

Physical therapist and Fort Bend ISD school trustee Sonal Bhuchar announced she will enter the Republican primary for House District 26, currently represented by Rep. Charlie Howard (R-Sugar Land). Sugar Land City Councilwoman and Mayor Pro Tem Jacqueline Baly Chaumette will enter the race as well.

Patsy Spaw, Secretary of the Texas Senate, has been elected staff vice-chair of the National Conference of State Legislatures, a trade association for lawmakers across the country. Spaw will serve as staff vice chair for 2011-2012 and succeed to the position of staff chair in 2012.