When the legislature is in session, nothing compares to the effectiveness of city officials testifying at the Capitol. City officials who take their time to travel to Austin to speak out on important city issues should be applauded by us all.

Among the city officials who recently testified in front of legislative committees are the following:

  • Breck McDaniel, Police Department, Houston
  • Michael Gentry, Police Chief, Harker Heights
  • Darrell Boesky, City Manager, Humble
  • Michael Rodgers, Director of Finance, Webster
  • Mercy Rushing, Canton
  • Rumaldo Abonce, Chief City Marshal, San Antonio
  • Fred Garcia, Municipal Court Clerk, San Antonio
  • Dana Burghdoff, Deputy Director for Planning and Development, Fort Worth
  • Russell Needler, Assistant City Auditor, Austin
  • Brent Money, City Attorney, Greenville
  • Lewis Lem, Alderman, Jourdanton
  • Daniel Nick, City Manager, Jourdanton
  • Alan McGraw, Mayor, Round Rock
  • Horacio De Leon, Assistant City Manager, Laredo
  • Pat Reynolds, Purchasing Agent, Leander
  • Cindy Hallet, Purchasing Agent, Cedar Park
  • Anna Doll, Deputy Mayor, Grand Prairie
  • Melinda Ramos, Assistant City Attorney, Fort Worth
  • Phil Williams, Electric Utility General Manager, Denton
  • Anita Burgess, City Attorney, Denton
  • Phillip Boyd, Lewisville
  • Rudy Garza, Intergovernmental Relations, Corpus Christi
  • Charles England, Mayor, Grand Prairie
  • Steve Fitzgibbons, City Manager, Port Arthur
  • Greg Morgan, Director of Utilities and Public Works, Tyler
  • Julie Couch, City Manager, Rockwall
  • Don Hawkins, Police Department, Fort Worth  
  • Michael McGinty, Police Department, Houston
  • James Winkle, Police Department, Dallas
  • Alfred Nunez, Police Department, Dallas
  • Michael McDonald, Assistant City Manager, Austin
  • Jessica Sullivan, Police Department, Houston
  • John Grace, Lubbock
  • Clifford L. Brown, Mayor, Corsicana
  • Anita Burgess, City Attorney, Denton
  • Evelyn McKee, Presiding Municipal Judge, Austin
  • Tracy Curts, City of Dallas
  • Darren Hodges,Mayor Pro Tem, Fort Stockton
  • Arturo Rodriguez, Director of Public Health, Brownsville
  • Robert Pinkerton, Mayor, South Padre Island
  • Gary Tindel, Police Department, Dallas
  • Kim Mote, City Solid Waste Manager, Fort Worth
  • Robert Franke, Mayor, Cedar Hill
  • Rick Stopfer, Mayor Pro-Tem, Irving

While TML monitors most hearings, we won’t catch the testimony of every city official. If we missed your testimony or the testimony of another official in your city, please contact us at the following e-mail address and we will include your name in the next edition of the TML Legislative Update:

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