Politics
5:01 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Paul Sadler to Address Hunt County Voters Friday

GREENVILLE - Sadler, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, will speak during a breakfast Friday at the historic Dairy Manor, 5400 Business U.S. Highway 69 South in Greenville.

Sadler won the state’s Democratic Party primary runoff in July, and will challenge Republican Ted Cruz in November.

The event will be hosted by the Hunt County Democratic Party. It starts at 8 a.m. and costs $15. Tickets are available at the door.

Chairperson Smith Gilley said in a statement, “Paul Sadler shares our small-town family values. He took those values to the Texas Legislature and used them to work with other legislators to cut our taxes and become a champion for education,” said Gilley. “There is no doubt he will do the same in the U.S. Senate.”

The Henderson, Texas native served six terms in the Texas Legislature from 1991 to 2003.  Sadler served as chair of the House Public Education Committee, where he led the effort to enact pay raises for teachers in three consecutive sessions for the first time in Texas history, Gilley said.

“Paul also passed the largest property tax cut in Texas history during his time in the Legislature while managing to increase funding for schools,” Gilley said.

Gilley further explained Sadler chaired the Select Committee on State Revenue and Public School Finance, and he later chaired the Select Committee on Public School Employee Health Insurance.  “He was the only House member to chair two committees at the same time, “Gilley said. “And Paul had dual chairmanships in two different sessions.”