Governor Abbott Appoints Perry And Larson To Southwestern States Water Commission

March 18, 2019 | Austin, Texas | Appointment

Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed State Senator Charles Perry and appointed State Representative Lyle Larson to the Southwestern States Water Commission for terms set to expire on February 1, 2023 and February 1, 2021, respectively. The commission will work with neighboring states to identify and develop sources and methods of augmenting water supplies on a regional basis after existing water supplies are fully committed.

Senator Charles Perry of Lubbock is a practicing CPA and was first elected to the Texas Senate in 2014, after serving two terms in the Texas House of Representatives. Senator Perry currently chairs the Senate Committee on Water and Rural Affairs and serves as Vice-Chair of Health and Human Services. He also serves on the Senate Committees on Agriculture, Criminal Justice, Finance, and Transportation. In addition to his work in the Legislature, Senator Perry has served his community as president of the Lubbock Boys and Girls Club, American Business Clubs, and Community Partners. He has also served on the board of the National Council on Family Violence and the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline. Senator Perry received a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting and management information systems from Texas Tech University.

Representative Lyle Larson of San Antonio, author of the bill that created the Southwestern States Water Commission, is a small business owner and was first elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. He is Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources; member of the House Committee on International Relations and Economic Development Committee, and the House Redistricting Committee. He previously served on the Bexar County Commissioners Court and the San Antonio City Council. Representative Larson received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University.