This Week in Texas: December 19, 2012

Posted December 19, 2012 in The Mignon Memo

Gov. Rick Perry has set Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, as the special election date to fill the Texas State Senate District 6 seat formerly held by the late Sen. Mario Gallegos (D-Houston).  Candidates for this special election must file applications with the Secretary of State no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 27, 2012. The early voting period runs from Wednesday, January 9, 2013 to
Tuesday, January 22, 2013.

Former Texas Department of Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Chief of Staff Katie Olse was recently named associate commissioner at the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS). HHSC Commissioner Kyle Janek named Erica Stick as HHSC’s new chief of staff.

Happy Holidays to you and yours!  The Mignon Memo will take a break next week but will return in 2013.