Austin, Texas – State Representative Todd Hunter (R-Corpus Christi) today said that he looks forward to continuing to serve Nueces County and will seek re-election in House District 32 now that the Texas legislative district boundaries have been agreed upon by the Federal Court.
Texas’ legislative elections have been in limbo for the past several months following litigation over the redistricting process. However, Tuesday, in San Antonio, the parties involved in the lawsuit reached a decision and released the updated maps to the public.
According to the Republican Party of Texas’ analysis, the new District 32 is a 62 percent Republican district.
Rep Hunter said, “This new district actually includes most of the areas I previously represented from 1989-1997. With this history, I know the area well and it is a natural fit. Now that districts have been settled, it’s time to get to the business of the state. I will continue to work hard to ensure we get the attention we need to make this region as vibrant as possible.”
Hunter pointed to the need to increase tourism through the cruise industry as just one example of how Corpus Christi can create jobs and boost the economy.
Hunter says he will continue his tradition of holding town hall meetings on issues of importance to his constituents and has already rolled up his sleeves as he begins preparing for the next legislative session. For example, Hunter has hosted meetings between the Texas Film Commission in Austin and the Corpus Christi Film Society. He is also working with Del Mar College and Victoria College to host a summit to discuss how we can stamp out Human Trafficking in Texas.
“The film industry and stopping human trafficking are two examples of how this region can benefit if we work together to address topics that directly affect us,” Rep. Hunter said. “With films being produced in Texas, we can work to attract those films and commercial productions to District 32. On the other hand, human trafficking is a dangerous industry that can have serious consequences if we don’t address it. I look forward to working with my constituents and notable experts at the Summit to carve out ideas to put an end to human trafficking in Texas.”
Hunter, an attorney in Corpus Christi, currently serves as Chairman of the Texas House Calendars Committee. He and his wife, Alexis, have been married 30 years and have three children. Credited as a key player in passage of the state’s reforms for affordable windstorm insurance and against lawsuit abuse, Hunter has also been an active advocate for the Coastal Bend community’s universities and community colleges. For his legislative service, Hunter has received numerous leadership awards, including the Texas Association of Business Free Enterprise Award, the Friends of Medicine Award by the Texas Medical Association, Texas Civil Justice League’s Jobs for Texas Award, TLR’s Civil Justice Leadership Award, Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas’ “Best of the House” Legislative honors, and the James Madison Award presented by the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas for his work on the “Free Flow of Information Act.”
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