Senator Kevin Eltife

Senator Kevin Eltife (R-Tyler) is the TML Legislator-of-the-Month for February 2011.  Senator Eltife represents Tyler, Mount Pleasant, Texarkana, Longview, and Paris. Prior to being elected to the Texas Senate in 2004, Senator Eltife served on the Tyler City Council for three terms, and then served as mayor of Tyler for three additional terms.  He is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Administration and serves on the Senate Committees on Business and Commerce, Economic Development, Finance, Natural Resources, and the Select Committee on Redistricting.

Senator Eltife is a strong supporter of cities and an outspoken critic of attempts to erode municipal authority.  Most recently, Senator Eltife resisted efforts by members of the Senate Finance Committee to divert all of the mixed beverage tax revenue currently appropriated to cities to state general revenue.  To view the conversation, go to

We hope that city leaders across Texas—and particularly those in Senator Eltife’s district—will express their appreciation to this outstanding leader. 

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