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State Sen. Craig Estes will be the speaker at the monthly meetiong of Parker County Republican Women at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8. Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m., and the business meeting will start at noon at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center, 1400 Texas Dr. in Weatherford.
Estes was first elected to the State Senate in a 2001 Special Election, and then re-elected in 2002, 2004 and 2008. He is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs and Homeland Security as well as Vice Chairman for the Senate Natural Resources Committee. He also serves as a member of the Senate Finance and Business and Commerce Committees.
Estes has been appointed by Governor Rick Perry to serve on the Southern States Biobased Alliance and to the Western States Water Council. Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst appointed Senator Estes to the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee of the Southern Legislative Conference of the Council for State Governments, and Agriculture and Energy Committee for the National Conference for State Legislators.
Senator Estes serves on the Bioenergy Policy Council, which was created through his legislative efforts to expand research and development of domestically produced alternative fuels to promote economic growth, and reduce our dependence on foreign energy.
Lunch is $15, and reservations can be made by calling Sonja Davis at 817-443-3870, or by email at Sonjad@mpatexas.net.