Senator Tommy Williams
P.O. Box 12068, State Capitol
Austin, Texas 78711
Tel. (512) 463-0104

December 13, 2004
Contact: Lauren Hutton
(512) 463-0104, (281) 364-9426

State Sen. Tommy Williams announces a new addition to staff
Press secretary will further communication between the senator and constituents

The Woodlands - State Sen. Tommy Williams (R- The Woodlands) is pleased to announce the newest addition to his staff. Lauren Hutton, a former newspaper reporter, officially joined the staff Monday, Dec. 13 as the senator's press secretary and will work to increase communication with constituents throughout Senate District 4.

"Lauren Hutton brings a wealth of journalistic experience to our office and is a valuable addition to our staff," Williams said. "I'm excited about what the addition means to our constituents who will get a better understanding of how I am serving them in Austin, especially during the upcoming legislative session."

Hutton started her career in Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison's office after graduating from the University of Texas School of Journalism in Austin. From there, she worked as a reporter for The Anderson Independent- Mail in Anderson, S.C. For the last year, Hutton worked in the district as a reporter for The Courier, covering Montgomery County news.

Williams, who is heading into his second term as a state senator, represents all or portions of Montgomery, Harris, Liberty, Chambers, Jefferson and Orange counties.