Lucio Masthead Graphic
Press Release
May 28, 2003
Contact: Doris Sanchez
(512) 463-0127
Sen. Lucio's constituents confirmed by full Texas Senate to serve on boards

AUSTIN, TX--Sixteen constituents from Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr.'s District (27) were confirmed by the Senate this 78th legislative session to state boards and commissions. Before confirming a potential appointment, the Governor must request approval by the nominee's Senator. During session, the Nominations Committee must consider whether to approve each nominee, at which time most are called to testify. Then the full Senate is given the opportunity to confirm with or without further discussion.

"I want to thank Governor Perry, who is authorized to make governmental appointments, for selecting these well-qualified individuals to serve and represent the needs of all Texans," said Sen. Lucio. The Governor appoints both expert and public members to various state boards, commissions and councils, as well as to task forces that advise either the Governor or executive agencies, or to state elected and judicial offices when vacancies occur.

Automobile Theft Prevention Authority
Carlos Luis Garcia
Cameron County

Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors
Alma Gloria Leal
Cameron County

Texas Industrialized Building Code Council
Rudolph V. Gomez
Cameron County

State Board of Barber Examiners
Janie C. Garza
Hidalgo County

Texas Historical Commission
Frank Daniel Yturria
Cameron County

Administrative Judicial Region, Fifth
Darrell Hester
Cameron County

Manufactured Housing Board
Joan C. Tavarez
Hidalgo County

Texas State Technical College System Board of Regents
C. De la Garza
Cameron County

Texas Commission on the Arts
Loren Ormond McKibbens
Cameron County

Commission on Human Rights
Nila T. Wipf
Cameron County

Texas Optometry Board
Fred Farias
Hidalgo County

Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Narciso Escareno
Cameron County

Texas Veterans Commission
Hector Farias
Hidalgo County

State Board of Dental Examiners
Oscar Xavier Garcia
Cameron County

State Board of Dental Examiners
Juan D. Villarreal
Cameron County

Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board
William A. Faulk
Cameron County

Appointees must be 18 years of age or older; U.S. citizens; mentally competent; never convicted of a felony; Texas residents; and registered voters.

"I applaud these dedicated people who are serving all Texans through these appointments," added Sen. Lucio. "My efforts continue for more South Texans to be asked to serve on these and many other boards and commissions, so that our needs are adequately met and our voices fully heard."