Pitts Says He Wrote Recommendation Letter for Son

State Rep. Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, wrote a letter of recommendation for his son when the younger Pitts was applying to the University of Texas School of Law, he confirmed to the Tribune. But he insisted the recommendation was one of many letters he’s written over two decades in the Legislature and strongly denied attempting to exert any undue influence over the admission process.

Last week, an article in National Review suggested that Pitts “intervened with the law school on behalf of his son.” The article was published after a lawyer for embattled ...

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