TML Names Legislator of the Month for February
Senator Kevin Eltife (R – Tyler) is the TML Legislator of the Month for February 2013. Senator Eltife represents Senate District 1, which includes Tyler, Texarkana, Kilgore, Marshall, Henderson, and Paris.
First elected to the Texas Senate in 2004, Senator Eltife currently serves as the chairman of the Senate Committee on Administration and also serves on the Senate Business and Commerce, Economic Development, Finance, and Natural Resources Committees.
Before his election to the Texas Senate, Senator Eltife served on the Tyler city council for three terms before being elected to serve as mayor for an additional three terms. Senator Eltife is a strong supporter of cities and an outspoken critic of attempts to erode municipal authority. In a recent debt discussion at a Senate Finance Committee hearing, Senator Eltife defended local debt by pointing out that state-issued debt has actually increased at a higher rate than local debt over the last four years. Click here to watch a short video of Senator Eltife’s comments in committee.
We hope that municipal leaders across Texas, and particularly those in Senator Eltife’s district, express their appreciation to this outstanding leader.