Take a photographic trip through Sen. John Carona's career in the Texas Legislature, from his swearing in as a freshman House member in 1991 to his chairmanship of the powerful Senate Committee on Business & Commerce. Carona is president and CEO of Associa, the largest homeowners association management company in the nation. These photos were provided by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and the Texas Senate.

John Carona holds up his right hand during his first swearing-in ceremony for the 72nd Legislature on Jan. 8, 1991. 

Carona smiles at his desk on the House floor on April 11, 1991.

State Rep. Paul Colbert reads over paperwork with then-state Rep. Carona on the House floor on July 29, 1991.

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Carona raises his right hand during his Senate swearing-in ceremony with then-Gov. George W. Bush on June 20, 1996.

Sen. Carona votes "aye" on the Senate floor on March 26, 1997.

Then Lt. Gov. Rick Perry, Carona and West talk on the Senate floor on May 19, 1999.

State Sen. John Whitmire and Carona talk during a Business and Commerce Committee meeting on March 15, 2011.

West and Carona vote on the Senate floor on May 23, 2011.

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Aug. 14, 2012: Carona, chair of the Senate Committee on Business and Commerce (photo by: Marjorie Kamys Cotera).

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