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Sunday, December 30, 2007

Rep. Frank Corte files for 9th term in Texas House

Frank Corte (photo)
State Rep. district 122

State Rep. Frank Corte filed for re-election for his ninth term @ the Bexar County Republican Headquarters which spans northern Bexar County.

“I am very honored to serve the citizens of District 122. They have humbled me with the confidence to act on their behalf on many issues important to our community. I would be honored to serve them again for another term.” said Corte of the announcement.

Rep. Corte announced that he plans to continue working on laws that assist the planning, preparation and execution of those involved in Homeland Security. He was the primary author of an omnibus Homeland Security Bill that included the highly discussed border security initiative which put more “boots on the border” to deter and stop criminal activity.

Rep. Corte will also continue working to ensure that the closure and realignment decisions made from BRAC 2005 are effectively administered throughout the State and that our military communities, such as San Antonio, continue to be robust economic centers in the nation.

Additionally, Rep. Corte pledges to continue his work on property rights protection against abuse of eminent domain for economic development. He was a co-author of legislation that was passed during the regular session that would have strengthened property owner’s rights however this legislation was vetoed by the Governor in June of this year.

Upon re-election, Rep. Corte will become the most senior member in the Bexar County Legislative Delegation, giving him the role as “Dean of the Bexar House Delegation. “Having elected officials in influential positions has benefited our community greatly over the past few years and I am glad to continue serving a leadership role for the citizens of Bexar County,” stated Corte.

Rep. Corte is Chairman of the House Defense Affairs and State-Federal Relations Committee, a member of the Energy Resources and the Redistricting Committees, and has also been a member of the Natural Resources Committee and the Business and Industry Committee. Representative Corte also currently serves as the Chairman of the House Republican Caucus.

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