New legislators have solid education background
Ted Hubert

Milam County residents are well represented with two politicians who fortunately have a solid background in education.

Senator elect Dr. Charles Schwertner (District 5) and Representative elect Dr. Marsha Farney (District 20) will take their respective oaths of office Jan. 8.

Every constituent should know their legislators. We need to be involved in the political process.

In my view, the partisanship should end with the respective campaigns. After the elections those chosen to serve, should research the issue and do what is best for the state of Texas.

Candidates elected must represent residents in their district, whether they are of the same political party, different political party or have no affiliation with political parties.

Dr. Schwertner was a freshman last term in the House of Representatives and this session finds himself as a freshman senator.

In education, those that repeat back to back terms as a freshman indicates that the student did not do well, however, in this case, Dr. Schwertner did very well.

His mailing address in Austin is: Senator Charles Schwertner. P.O. Box 12068, Austin, TX, 78711-2068.

It is good to know that all Texas Senators have the same mailing address.

Dr. Schwertner has teachers in his immediate family and has an interest in promoting what is best for the educational system in Texas. If you have the time and inclination to congratulate Senator Schwertner via personal letter, you would be taking a step in the right direction.

Dr. Farney taught school in Texas and served as a school counselor.

She received her doctorate at the University of Texas. She will represent her constituents of Milam County and will work closely and easily with Senator Schwertner, because both live in Georgetown, just up the road from Austin.

This could be wonderful for Milam County.

Jamie Larson, President of Milam County Retired Teacher Association (MCRTA) is very active in the political process.

Jan. 7 is the scheduled date for the Texas Silver-Haired Legislators to distribute its resolutions passed in September 2012. The resolutions are ranked as the top ten first and the other resolutions are listed in order of their assigned number.

Ted Hubert and Larson plan to meet with the legislators and give them a copy of these important issues facing the elderly of Texas.

You will be informed about these issues and maybe asked to support them through telephone call or letter to one of our elected officials.

So get ready for beneficial politics in the next five months. You can make a difference.

It is the duty and purpose for Milam County TRIAD to keep its members informed. 2013 will be a good year.

Things are looking up. Get excited. Contact them.

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