Phelan next Speaker of the Texas House

Published 3:37 pm Tuesday, November 10, 2020

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AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement congratulating Representative Dade Phelan on securing the necessary votes to become the next Speaker of the Texas House:

“Congratulations to my friend, Dade Phelan, for securing the votes—including over 95% of the Republican caucus—to become the next Speaker of the Texas House. A strong conservative, Dade has a proven record of fighting for the lives and livelihoods of all Texans, having played a key role in authoring and passing critical legislation to bolster disaster relief and preparedness following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. I look forward to working with him and all members of the House on commonsense, conservative legislation to create an even brighter future for the people of Texas.”