Press Release
From the Office of State Senator Craig Estes, District 30

For Immediate Release
January 6, 2003
Contact: Lewis Simmons
Phone: (940) 689-0191/(940) 636-3765

Senator Craig Estes will be sworn in January 14

AUSTIN -- State Senator Craig Estes, R-Wichita Falls, will be sworn into office for his first full term Jan. 14.

Chief Justice Tom Phillips will administer the oath of office to the state's 31 senators during ceremonies slated for 12 noon in the Senate Chamber of the Capitol.

Estes was first elected in 2001 during a special election for the year remaining on the tenure of the late Senator Tom Haywood. Estes was re-elected to a full term in November's general elections.

"It's been almost a year and a half since I entered the political arena, and I have worked hard during the interim in preparation for my first session of the Texas Legislature," Estes said. "The moment is near, and I am ready to go to work on the floor of the Senate for the people of North Texas."

Estes serves Senate District 30 which includes all of Archer, Baylor, Clay, Cooke, Grayson, Jack, Montague, Palo Pinto, Parker, Shackelford, Stephens, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Wise, and Young counties and parts of Collin and Denton counties.

He invites constituents to stop by his office located in Room 3E.8, just off the Senate Gallery on the third floor of the Capitol. The telephone number is 512-463-0130.

When members of the Senate and House are sworn in on Jan. 14, the 78th Texas Legislature will begin its 140-day regular session.

"The Legislature will face many important challenges this session, and Governor Perry has indicated that he wants us to go to work immediately on solving the problems surrounding homeowners insurance and medical malpractice," Estes said. "The projected budget shortfall will have a major impact on everything the Legislature does this session."