Lt. Governor Patrick Makes Appointments to Texas Legislative Council & Compact Facility Legislative Oversight Committee


AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick today appointed six Texas senators to the Texas Legislative Council. The Texas Legislative Council assists the legislature in drafting proposed legislation, conducts investigations and studies, and makes reports to the legislature. The Lt. Governor’s appointees are:


Sen. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola

Sen. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock

Sen. Royce West, D-Dallas

Sen. Sylvia Garcia, D-Houston

Sen. Dawn Buckingham, R-Lakeway

Sen. Konni Burton, R-Colleyville


The lieutenant governor also appointed Sen. Don Huffines, R-Dallas, to the Compact Facility Legislative Oversight Committee which will consider and make recommendations relevant to the Texas low-level radioactive waste disposal compact facility.