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Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa: District 20
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Press Release
May 9, 2017
Contact: Jennifer Saenz
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Cindy Leon's Reappointment to the Public Safety Commission Confirmed by the Texas Senate

AUSTIN, TX — Today, the Texas Senate confirmed the reappointment of Anne Cynthia "Cindy" Leon to the Texas Public Safety Commission for a term set to expire January 1, 2020. Cindy Leon was appointed by former Governor Rick Perry to the Texas Public Safety Commission in January 2011; served as the chairman from April 2012 to March 2017; and was reappointed as a member of the commission by Governor Greg Abbott on March 8, 2017.

Senator Hinojosa released the following statement:

"I was honored to support and confirm the reappointment of Cindy Leon to the Texas Public Safety Commission. Cindy, a resident of Mission, Texas, brings a border perspective to the Commission and a deep and personal understanding of the security issues we face on our borders. I congratulate her and her family for this honor and wish her much success as she continues to serve the State on the Public Safety Commission."

Cindy Leon retired from a 36-year career with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. She was appointed to the position of HUD Regional Director, Region VI, by President George W. Bush on December 3, 2001 - she served in that capacity until her retirement.

Ms. Leon's career in public service began with her first job as a VISTA volunteer in 1969. Later on, she became the Director of Native American Programs, the Director of Public Housing in the Denver Regional Office and the Director of HUD's San Antonio office until her appointment of Regional Director - where she was responsible for the delivery of HUD programs and services to more than 33 million Americans living in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and New Mexico.

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.