Time for some musical chairs in the Texas Senate.
Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst announced today the reshuffling of eight Senate committee chairmanships.
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State Sen. Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler, will replace state Sen. Tommy Williams, R-The Woodlands, as chairman of Senate Administration. Williams, in turn, will replace state Sen. John Carona, R-Dallas, as chairman of Transportation and Homeland Security. Carona will take over Business & Commerce, replacing state Sen. Troy Fraser, R-Horseshoe Bay, who now becomes the chairman of Natural Resources, which was previously run by retired state Sen. Kip Averitt, R-Waco.
State Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, will chair the Select Committee on Veterans Health. State Sen. Mike Jackson, R-La Porte, will cease to chair Nominations and will now head up Economic Development, where he will replace state Sen. Chris Harris, R-Arlington. State Sen. Bob Deuell, R-Greenville, will take over for Jackson on Nominations, and Harris will become the chairman of Jurisprudence, formerly chaired by Wentworth.
There you have it.
A complete list of the committees as they now stand is embedded below and is also available, along with Dewhurst’s press release on the changes, to the right.