Press Release
From the Office of State Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr., District 27

For Immediate Release
Friday, May 10, 2001
Contact: Doris Sanchez
(512) 463-0127

Senate confirms Mr. Rudy Gomez to Texas Industrialized Building Code Council

AUSTIN, TX--On Wednesday, May 2, the full Senate confirmed the appointment of Mr. Rudolph V. "Rudy" Gomez to serve on the Texas Industrialized Building Code Council. During the interim, state Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., D-Brownsville, affirmed him and on Tuesday, April 24, the Senate Nominations Committee gave him their approval.

"Mr. Gomez is a highly dedicated and talented individual who will serve this Council in the highest capacity, representing the needs of all Texans," said Sen. Lucio.

The Council is responsible for ensuring that the designs, plans and specifications of industrialized housing and buildings meet the mandatory state codes. The decisions, actions and interpretations of the council are binding on the department, third-party inspectors, design review agencies and municipalities and other local political subdivisions.

The appointee lives in Brownsville and is an architect by profession. As a is partner-in-charge with the architectural firm of Gomez, Mendez Saenz, Inc. in Brownsville. Mr. Gomez holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree and a Bachelor of Science/Architectural Construction degree.

His professional associations include the American Institute of Architects; the Texas Society of Architects, acting as vice president in 1992; the American Institute of Certified Planners; the Construction Specifications Institute; and the American Planning Association. He has also served as state director of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and on the City of Brownsville Heritage Council.

Mr. Gomez, who previously served on the Council, said regarding his background that "having a registered architect on the board is valuable."

His term expires February 1, 2002.

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