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Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa: District 20
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Press Release
May 5, 2016
Contact: Jennifer Saenz
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Senator Hinojosa Congratulates David Deanda, Jr. on His Appointment by Governor Abbott as Hidalgo County RMA Chairman

AUSTIN, TX - Today, Governor Greg Abbott appointed David Deanda, Jr. of Mission, Texas to serve as Chairman of the Hidalgo County Regional Mobility Authority (RMA), a local transportation authority working to finance, design, construct, operate, maintain, expand, or extend transportation projects in Hidalgo County.

Mr. Deanda, President of Lone Star National Bank and President of the Mission Economic Development Corporation, is a seasoned banker known for fostering relationships and serving the community to advance the growth of the Rio Grande Valley. He was honored in 2014 for his leadership and contributions to the business community in the Valley by the U.S. Small Business Administration's Rio Grande Valley District Office.

Senator Hinojosa issued the following statement regarding his appointment:

"David Deanda is an excellent choice to lead the Hidalgo County RMA and I was pleased to confirm Governor Abbott's selection. In working with Mr. Deanda over many years, I am confident that he has the background, experience, knowledge, and leadership to effectively guide our local transportation authority.

He will be a great asset in planning and financing the transportation infrastructure needs of Hidalgo County. I look forward to working with him to improve mobility and enhance the quality of life and economic vitality of our region.

Congratulations Mr. Deanda!"

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.