Press Release
From the Office of State Senator Rodney Ellis

For Immediate Release
September 14, 2004
Contact: Brandon Dudley, (713) 236-0306

Senator Ellis congratulates Jefferson on becoming Chief Justice

(Austin)//Senator Rodney Ellis (D-Houston) today congratulated newly appointed Chief Justice to the Texas Supreme Court Wallace Jefferson. "When Governor Perry appointed Wallace Jefferson to the Supreme Court of Texas a few years ago I stated it was his finest hour. This historic appointment today obviously surpasses that milestone in Justice Jefferson's career. First, I want to commend Governor Perry for making such a wise decision. Second, I want to congratulate Wallace Jefferson and hope that he is inspired by the words of legal wisdom from the Book of Amos, 'Let justice flow like the water, and righteousness like a mighty stream.' "