AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today naming Sen. Pete Flores, R-Pleasanton, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Criminal Justice, effective January 2024:
“I am proud to announce that Sen. Pete Flores, a man of utmost integrity and former Game Warden Colonel for nearly 3 decades, as Chair of the Senate Committee on Criminal Justice. The former Criminal Justice Committee Chair, Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston, has been elected Mayor of Houston. Sen. Flores will assume his duties as chairman in January 2024.
“Sen. Pete Flores brings a lifetime of experience in law enforcement, and he understands how state agencies operate in Texas. He is well-respected by his colleagues and the entire Texas law enforcement community.
“Since Sen. Flores is currently the Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Criminal Justice, I am naming Sen. Phil King, R-Weatherford, as his replacement as Vice Chair, also effective January of 2024.”