From the Office of State Senator John Carona

For Immediate Release
January 6, 2004
CONTACT: Julie Taylor, 512-463-0116 or 1-800-662-0334


State Senator John Carona (R-Dallas) will seek re-election to the Texas Senate for a fourth term from District 16. Running unopposed, Senator Carona said, "It has been an honor and a privilege to serve Texas Senate District 16, and I look forward to another successful term." He added that the 78th Legislature has unfinished business of revamping Texas' school finance system, including replacing the Robin Hood share-the-wealth method. A special session for this purpose is expected to be called this spring.

Senator John Carona was first elected to the Texas Legislature in 1990, and is now in his third term in the Texas Senate. Senator Carona represents District 16, which includes major portions of central and northeast Dallas County. Previously, he served three terms in the Texas House of Representatives. He is a member of the Senate Criminal Justice, Health and Human Services, International Relations and Trade, Nominations, and the newly appointed Select Committee on Workers' Compensation committees.

Senator Carona previously served on the Senate Business and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Border Affairs, Senate State Affairs Committee, Senate Special Committee on Prompt Pay of Health Care Providers, as Vice Chairman of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, and as Chairman of the Senate Economic Development Subcommittee on the Termination of Contractual Agreements Between Insurers and Insurance Agents.

Senator Carona has been a resident of East Dallas since early childhood. He was educated in the Dallas Independent School District, graduating from Bryan Adams High School. He received a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from The University of Texas at Austin in 1978 and currently serves as president of a national real estate management firm.