Lt. Governor Patrick Appoints Slovacek to Texas Ethics Commission


AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced today that he has appointed Joseph Slovacek, of Houston, to the Texas Ethics Commission.

Upon making the announcement the lieutenant governor made the following statement:

“Joe Slovacek is known for his plain talk and no-nonsense approach to everything he does, which will be a great asset at the Texas Ethics Commission. He has a long record of service to our state and is committed to making Texas an even better place to live and work. I am confident he will do a great job at the TEC.”

Joe Slovacek, a University of Houston Law School graduate, has been with Hoover Slovacek, LLP, law firm for over 40 years. He has engaged in a general business practice encompassing real estate, corporate law and commercial litigation representing a variety of clients involved in all facets of real estate.

The Texas Ethics Commission administers and enforces state ethics laws and provides ethics training for legislators and state employees. It also requires state agencies to develop ethics guidelines.