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

For Immediate Release
January 08, 2013
Contact: Liz White

Senator Craig Estes Kicks Off 83rd Legislature

Austin — State Senator Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls) has kicked off his sixth regular legislative session serving the people of Senate District 30 in North Texas.

"I am eager to get to work on the issues important to our district and our state," said Estes when the 83rd Legislature convened Tuesday. "My priorities this session include repealing Texas' burdensome business margin tax to spur economic growth, investing in our water infrastructure needs so that Texas remains a place where businesses choose to expand, and providing state-funded special training for school employees with handgun licenses so they are prepared to protect students in the event an 'active shooter' incident occurs."

Estes added that he will continue his commitment to low taxes and limited government while working diligently with his colleagues to ensure the budget is balanced while providing the essential government services Texans expect.

"I am proud of what we have been able to achieve so far, but we still have much more work to do," said Estes.

Estes serves as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs and Homeland Security, Vice Chairman of the Senate Natural Resources Committee and is a member of the Finance Committee. Estes also serves on the Business and Commerce and Veteran Affairs and Military Installations Committees.

Estes serves nearly 820,000 constituents across Senate District 30 which includes all of Archer, Clay, Cooke, Erath, Grayson, Jack, Montague, Palo Pinto, Parker, Wichita, Wise, and Young counties and parts of Collin and Denton counties.