On Thursday, March 3rd, eight members of our Mason County Republican Women club attended the Texas Federated Republican Women’s Legislative Day in Austin.
Upon arrival at the Austin Convention Center, members were greeted by Attorney General Greg Abbott who sponsored a light breakfast for the Texas assembly. Members then boarded a bus and spent some time at the Capitol. We toured the beautiful building, met with our county’s legislators; then all Texas clubs were introduced in the House Chamber by their representatives.
Returning to the Convention Center, we heard from additional speakers including Speaker of the House, Joe Straus; State Comptroller, Susan Combs; Lieutenant Governor, David Dewhurst and Ag Commissioner, Todd Staples.
Members also attended workshops concerning 2011 legislative issues, redistricting and navigating a bill through the House and Senate. Although it was a long day, most of us are planning to attend Legislative Day again during the 2013 session.