SENATOR-ELECT URESTI TO TAKE OATH OF OFFICE SUNDAY
South San Antonio Ceremony to Celebrate a Call for Change
SAN ANTONIO -- Senator-elect Carlos I. Uresti will take the Oath of Office for the currently vacant seat of Texas Senate District 19 on Sunday, November 12, at 3 o'clock p.m. The ceremony will take place at the VFW Post 9186, 650 VFW Boulevard, San Antonio Texas. Light refreshments will be served following the ceremonies.
Invited guests include Dean of the Texas Senate, Senator John Whitmire, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, the Bexar County Legislative Delegation, and numerous elected officials from the State of Texas, the County of Bexar, the City of San Antonio, and State Senate District 19.
Uresti was elected to the remainder of former Senator Frank Madla's term, which has been vacant since Madla's resignation last spring. Uresti defeated Madla in a successful primary challenge. Uresti ran on a visionary platform calling for a responsible and responsive government suited to the needs of a young and growing Texas.
Uresti also was elected to a full Senate term in the recent general elections held on November 7, 2006. Uresti's full Senate term will begin when the 80th Legislature convenes in January 2007.
Uresti is a current member of the Texas House of Representatives, where he has served with distinction since his special election in 1997. He is the current chairman of the House Committee on Government Reform. He formerly served as the chairman of the House Committee on Human Services during its investigation of the State's Child and Adult Protective Services crisis.
A former United States Marine, Uresti is recognized state-wide as an advocate for veterans, senior citizens, and children. His legislative initiatives include reform of Child and Adult Protective Services; economic development initiatives that helped bring Toyota to the Southside of San Antonio; and sponsorship of legislation leading to the creation of the Texas A&M University campus slated for south San Antonio. Uresti also formed the Bexar County Veterans Coalition, as well as the Blue Ribbon Task Force for child abuse and neglect prevention. He is an energetic supporter of numerous charitable efforts, including Children's Shelter, Any Baby Can, TexProtects, and Communities in Schools.
Senator-elect Uresti will be available to members of the media following his taking of the Oath of Office on Sunday, November 12th. For more information, please contact Ryan Sullivan at 512-207-0944 or Norman Garza at 210-842-3588.