TML Names Legislator of the Week for Special Session
Representative Diego Bernal is the TML Legislator of the Week for the second week of the first called special session. He represents House District 123, which includes San Antonio, Castle Hills, and Balcones Heights.
First elected to the House of Representatives in February 2015, Representative Bernal currently serves as the Vice-Chairman of the House Committee on Public Education and is also a member of the House Urban Affairs Committee. Representative Bernal previously served on the San Antonio City Council, which gives him an understanding of matters that affect cities.
During an Urban Affairs Committee hearing this week, Representative Bernal came to the defense of several city witnesses. One member of the committee sought to assert the legislature’s “supremacy” over cities. Representative Bernal pointed out that, just because the legislature can preempt cities, that doesn’t mean that it should. To watch his five minute response in defense of city officials, click here.
We hope that city leaders across Texas, and particularly those in Representative Bernal’s district, will express their appreciation to this outstanding leader.