From the Office of State Senator Leticia Van de Putte

For Immediate Release
April 11, 2012
Contact: Lee Nichols, 512-463-0126

Sen. Van de Putte Mourns the Passing of Dean Carlos Truan

(Austin) — Senator Leticia Van de Putte, District 26, issued the following statement this morning on the passing of former Dean of the Senate Carlos F. Truan:

"I was deeply saddened to learn last night that my former colleague, Carlos F. Truan, has passed away. For eight years in the House and 26 in the Senate, he courageously stood up for working people, public education, and ethical government. As the first Hispanic Dean of the Senate, he inspired me. He was a trailblazer, a fighter for the most vulnerable, and a true gentleman."