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Rep. Howard will run again

Friday, September 25, 2015 by Michael Kanin

It’s official: As of Tuesday, Austin native and Texas state Rep. Donna Howard is running for re-election to the Texas State Legislature in House District 48, which she has represented since 2006. For the last two legislative sessions, Howard has sat on the House Appropriations Committee, the Higher Education Committee and the House Administration Committee. In a press release sent out Tuesday, Howard touted her legislative accomplishments during the last session: securing funding to provide Texas military-connected children with counseling and support service in public schools, requiring the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to develop recommendations for work-study partnerships between community colleges and the private sector, and passing into law policies increasing access to Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs), which, in Texas, sounds like some kind of miracle. “By virtually any measure, this past legislative session was my most effective,” Howard said in the release. “If re-elected, I will continue to use my understanding of the budget process and to work collaboratively with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to represent the House District 48 values of healthy families, equal opportunity, and responsible government.”

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