TEXAS MUNICIPAL LEAGUE – News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Rep. Hunter named Legislator of the Year by TML
AUSTIN – State Rep. Todd Hunter of Corpus Christi has been named Legislator of the Year by the Texas Municipal League in recognition of his outstanding leadership on state issues of concern to Texas cities.
“As chairman of the House Calendars Committee, Rep. Hunter played a key role in passage of every major bill affecting Texas cities,” said TML Executive Director Bennett Sandlin. “He has always been a champion of local control and his leadership helped secure passage of legislation to address our state’s future water and transportation needs.”
Rep. Hunter represents House District 32 which includes Corpus Christi and Port Aransas. He was first elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1988 before temporarily retiring in 1997 to spend more time with his family. He came back in 2009 and was elected to his seventh term in 2012. Rep. Hunter chairs the powerful House Calendars Committee and also serves on the House Committees on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence.
“City officials are grateful for Chairman Hunter’s dedicated service to our state that will benefit all Texans for generations to come,” Sandlin said.
The award was presented Wednesday at the Texas Municipal League’s 101st Annual Conference in Austin. The Texas Municipal League, formed in 1913, serves the needs and advocates the interests of 1,135 cities and over 16,000 mayors, council members, city managers, city attorneys, and city department heads who are member officials.