Austin, TX — Today, as the 86th Texas State Legislative Session begins, Texas State Senator Kirk Watson of Austin is honored as Senate President Pro Tem.
Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:
“On behalf of the Texas Democratic Party and Texas Democrats everywhere, we congratulate Senate President Pro Tem Kirk Watson.
“Senator Watson is a champion for Texas families and we know he’s ready to continue the good fight.
“Our schools are in need of investment, local property owners are bearing the burden for Republican politicians that neglect their responsibilities, and reform is necessary. The Texas Legislature is facing big challenges, and Texans can count on Senator Kirk Watson to use his wit, seniority, and persistence to do what’s best for Texas.”