TML Names Legislator of the Month for March
Representative Mike Villarreal (D – San Antonio) is the TML Legislator of the Month for March 2013. Representative Villarreal represents House District 123, which includes San Antonio and Castle Hills.
First elected to the Texas House in 2000, Representative Villarreal is serving in his seventh term and chairs the House Committee on Investments and Financial Services. He also serves on the House Committee on Public Education.
Representative Villarreal is a strong supporter of cities and local control. Most recently, Representative Villarreal filed an amendment to Senate Bill 1, the state appropriations bill, that would appropriate an additional $15 million for local parks grants. He is also an outspoken critic of attempts to erode municipal authority. In 2011, Texas Monthly named Representative Villarreal as one of the ten best state legislators.
We hope municipal leaders across Texas, and particularly those in Representative Villarreal’s district, express their appreciation to this outstanding leader.