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Press Release
July 5, 2021
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Senator Hinojosa's Statement on Senator Jane Nelson's Announcement Not to Seek Re-Election

AUSTIN - Today, Senator Jane Nelson, chair of the Senate Finance Committee announced she will not be seeking re-election, ending her legislative career after nearly three decades in the Texas Senate.

Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa released the following statement:

“Senator Nelson made history when she was appointed chair of the Senate Finance Committee in 2015, making her the first woman to hold this powerful chairmanship. I had the honor and privilege of working with her as vice chair of the Senate Finance committee for three sessions. With her leadership we crafted and passed budgets that invested in public education, healthcare, including mental health and GME expansion, higher education, and infrastructure. I congratulate her for her long, successful, and historic legislative career, and wish her much success in her future endeavors.”