From the Office of State Senator Troy Fraser

For Immediate Release
February 2, 2009
Contact: Janice McCoy
(512) 463-0124

Fraser to Chair Business & 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."

"I appreciate Senator Fraser's hard work and leadership as chairman of this important committee," Lt. Governor Dewhurst said. "As a seasoned legislator with a strong background in business, Senator Fraser has experience and knowledge that will be invaluable to the Texas Senate as we face the challenges of this legislative session."

In addition, Fraser has been re-named to the Senate Committee on Natural Resources. "This committee handles water, air and oil and gas issues – all of which are vital concerns for the residents of Senate District 24," stated Fraser.

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

"I'm pleased with the assignments and I look forward to getting to work," Fraser said. "The budget situation is better than it was last session but we still have many challenges ahead."

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.