Williamson County’s first term Democratic state Rep. Diana Maldonado (Round Rock), was named the Legislative Study Group’s Freshman of the Year. Via BOR, House Democratic Caucuses Name Freshmen of the Year.
All four of our TexBlog PAC endorsed candidates were honored named as an outstanding legislator today. We are proud to see Robert Miklos, Joe Moody, Diana Maldonado and Chris Turner awarded for their hard work. As an inaugural round of endorsements, they have set the bar very high.
In addition the House Democrats gave an award to Kirk England as a “Tenured Freshman of the Year” because this session marked his first session as a Democrat in the House.
This from a Williamson County Democratic Party email:
In her first session at the Texas Legislature Rep. Maldonado has accomplished great things for Williamson County. She filed 17 bills and got 6 of them passed through both the House and the Senate. One of those bills was HB 2805, which provides funding to the East Williamson County Higher Education Center so that they can start the Renewable Energy Training Institute. For more info click here. Another bill, HB 1789 will allow two WilCo communities to use the hotel occupancy tax to improve and expand recreational facilities.
In addition to all of the bills she was able to get passed, Rep. Maldonado also worked to secure $10 million to ensure that FM 1460 in Round Rock and $17 million in the appropriations bill for three higher education institutions in the county.
Congratulation to Diana Maldonaodo! It was a great first session for her, definitely a solid foundation for her to build on.