Press Release
From the Office of State Senator Craig Estes, District 30

For Immediate Release
June 19, 2003
Contact: Lewis Simmons
Phone: (940) 689-0191

Estes Says Special Session Is Constitutional Duty

AUSTIN -- State Senator Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls) issued the following statement regarding Governor Rick Perry's decision to call a special session of the Texas Legislature beginning June 30 on congressional redistricting:

"I am thrilled and excited about the prospect of returning to Austin for the special session on congressional redistricting and any other topics that Governor Perry deems appropriate. When the governor calls, loyal Texas legislators answer the call.

"The Texas Legislature has a constitutional and moral obligation to work on this important issue in an effort to draw the state's 32 congressional districts in a way to serve our communities of interest while reflecting the voting patterns of Texans.

"It won't be an easy task, but the Legislature should not shirk from its responsibility. I am ready to do my part by returning to Austin to tackle this task while serving the North Texans of Senate District 30."