From the Office of State Senator Rodney Ellis

For Immediate Release
March 13, 2006
Contact: Kenneth Besserman, 512-463-0113

Statement from Senator Rodney Ellis

"I am very proud of Senator Gallegos for taking the initiative in taking care of his addiction. I have faith that he will succeed in this challenge"

"That he has chosen to address the problem in a public way makes me even more proud. This is a disease which grips countless numbers of people, and Senator Gallegos tackling it head-on will serve as inspiration to countless others and give them hope."