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Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa: District 20
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Press Release
February 22, 2016
Contact: Jennifer Saenz
(512) 463-0120 office
(512) 497-9411 cell
Senator Hinojosa's Statement on Julian Alvarez' Appointment by Governor Abbott to the Texas Workforce Commission

Today, Governor Greg Abbott appointed Julian Alvarez of Harlingen to the Texas Workforce Commission. He will serve as one of three Commissioners charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers in Texas.

Mr. Alvarez previously served as president and CEO of the Rio Grande Valley Partnership fostering relationships and coordinating programs to advance regional economic development. I have worked with Mr. Alvarez over many years and I am confident that he has the experience and leadership to effectively guide the agency.

Julian Alvarez has invaluable knowledge that will be a tremendous asset for the Workforce Commission. I look forward to working with Mr. Alvarez on finding solutions to serve the workforce development needs of Texans.

We are proud to have a Rio Grande Valley native represented on such a critical state agency. Congratulations Mr. Alvarez!

Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa proudly represents the counties of Nueces, Jim Wells, Brooks, and Hidalgo (part). Senator Hinojosa served as the Senate President Pro Tempore of the Texas Senate in the 84th Texas Legislature. Senator Hinojosa currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, and serves on the Senate Committees on Natural Resources & Economic Development, Criminal Justice, Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs as well as the Sunset Advisory Commission.