Texas' newest state senator, Brandon Creighton, was given spots Friday on the State Affairs and Open Government committees, as well as an assignment to a joint interim committee on judicial selection, according to an announcement from Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst.
Creighton, a Conroe Republican who represented House District 16 for four legislative sessions, won a special election Aug. 5 to fill the Senate District 4 seat left vacant by Tommy Williams, R-The Woodlands. Creighton was sworn in on Aug. 26.
The appointments guarantee some continuity for the newly minted senator. Creighton was on the House State Affairs and Open Government committees for the current Legislature. He also was one of the House's members on the judicial selection panel, meaning the biggest change for him will be sitting on the other side of the hearing room.