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Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.: District 27
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Press Release
February 7, 2007
Contact: Doris Sanchez, Press Secretary
(512) 463-0385
Sen. Lucio hosts Leadership Harlingen Class 2006-2007 at the Capitol
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AUSTIN, TX -- Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr. today welcomed the 2006-2007 Leadership Harlingen Class to the Texas Capitol, where he presented them with certificates of excellence for outstanding community leadership and class participation.

Leadership Harlingen is a program of the Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce that seeks to identify and train current and emerging leaders to make them more effective community volunteers. Ms. Melissa Boykin, Special Events Manager, said, "The purpose behind the trip to Austin is to meet their elected representatives, as well as expose them to state government at work. We hope to give them as much opportunity to develop their leadership skills with information and insight on the ins and outs of not only their community and how it works, but how decisions made in Austin affect their community."

Leadership Harlingen (2006-2007) Class Members

Participant Employer
Brad Baumunk Echostar/Dish Network
Scott Bradwell City of Harlingen Fire Department
Chris Elliff Harlingen Chamber
Mitchell Fladerman       Lockheed Martin
Steven Glover Lockheed Martin
Paula Gonzalez Courtyard by Marriott
Richard Guerrero Valley Morning Star
Brenda Heredia Family Crisis Center
Alberto Jaimez Harlingen Housing Authority
Bertha Klefisch Harlingen Housing Authority
Michael Lamon Texas State Bank
Ericka Lopez Valley Regional Medical Center
Sandra Lopez Harlingen Housing Authority
David Luna Health & Human Services Comm.
Hector Neira Bax Global
Angelina Ochoa Valley Baptist Medical Center
Nilda Perez Lone Star National Bank
Steven Salinas Texas State Technical College
Juan Silva Lockheed Martin
Rod Snell Lockheed Martin
Rose Snell Fastsigns
Joe Trevino Boggus Ford - Harlingen

Sen. Lucio said, "This program develops and enhances community leadership by giving participants expanded knowledge and awareness of the strengths, needs and issues within the Harlingen area. It offers program participants a broader view of civic leadership through direct contact with a wide spectrum of institutions and people that make the Harlingen area a vital and growing community."