From the Office of State Senator Troy Fraser

For Immediate Release
January 15, 2007
Contact: Daniel Womack
(512) 463-0124 or (512) 636-6243

Fraser to Chair Business and Commerce Committee

Austin -- State Senator Troy Fraser (R-Horseshoe Bay) has been reappointed chairman of the Senate Committee on Business and Commerce by Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst. Lt. Governor Dewhurst made the announcement on Friday evening.

"I look forward to continuing the work of the Business and Commerce Committee," Fraser said. "This committee handles the flow of legislation related to electricity, insurance, telecommunications, banking, securities and lending issues, and business licensing and regulation. All of these issues are important as we continue to help Texas grow economically as our population grows."

In addition, Fraser has been named to the Senate Finance Committee. "Over the last two years our state has seen great financial success," Fraser said. "We must continue to be fiscally disciplined, setting clear priorities and remembering that it is the taxpayer's money."

Fraser was also renamed to the Senate Committee on State Affairs as well as the Senate Committee on International Relations and Trade.

Senator Fraser was elected in 1996 to serve Senate District 24, a 21-county region that is located in the geographic center of the state. Prior to his election to the Texas Senate in 1996, Senator Fraser served three terms in the Texas House of Representatives, from 1988 to 1992.