Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Appoints 2 New Members to the Senate Committee on State Affairs


AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the appointments of Sen. Paul Bettencourt, R-Houston, and Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, to the Senate Committee on State Affairs. They replace departing Sens. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, who announced her retirement, and Beverly Powell, D-Burleson, who suspended her re-election campaign. These changes are effective immediately. Upon making the changes, Lt. Gov. Patrick issued the following statement:

“The Senate Committee on State Affairs has been charged with studying key issues this interim, and following news that Sen. Nelson and Sen. Powell will be departing, I have appointed Sen. Bettencourt and Sen. Kolkhorst to replace them so the committee’s important work can continue uninterrupted ahead of the 88th Legislative Session.”