October 21, 2015
For Immediate Release
Contact: John Colyandro, TCCRI – 512-474-6042 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute Announces
New Public Sector Board Members
AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute (TCCRI) is pleased to announce the unanimous election of four new public sector board members: Comptroller of Public Accounts Glenn Hegar (R), State Senator Charles Perry (R-Lubbock), and State Representatives Jodie Laubenberg (R-Parker) & Tan Parker (R-Flower Mound).
Board President Senator Larry Taylor (R-Friendswood) welcomed the new Board members saying, “I have worked closely with each of these elected officials in the Texas House and Senate, and they will each strengthen TCCRI as we continue to work toward enacting meaningful reform to help improve the well-being of Texans.”
- Comptroller of Public Accounts Glenn Hegar served in both the Texas House and Senate before being elected Comptroller in November 2014.
- Senator Charles Perry was elected to the Texas Senate in a special election in 2014, having previously served two terms in the Texas House of Representatives.
- Representative Jodie Laubenberg has served in the Texas House since January 2003. She serves on the Board of the Texas Conservative Coalition and currently chairs the House Committee on Elections.
- Representative Tan Parker was elected to the Texas House in 2006. He serves as Chairman of the House Republican Caucus, on the Board of the Texas Conservative Coalition, and as Chairman of the House Committee on Investments and Financial Services.
“I am excited these strong conservative leaders are joining our Board of Directors,” said TCCRI Board Vice President and State Representative Geanie Morrison (R-Victoria). “They each epitomize a blend of conservative principle and common sense governance. They are valuable additions to the organization.”
Added fellow TCCRI Board Vice President State Senator Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills): “TCCRI is a unique organization in Texas, bringing together the public and private sectors to work for the benefit of all Texans. Our new board members will enable us to continue to grow and have greater impact.”
Founded in 1996, The Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute (TCCRI) is a public policy foundation based in Austin, Texas. The organization’s Board of Directors is a unique mix of public officials and private sector leaders, which provides a unique perspective on the most critical public policy issues facing the state.