House Representative

Straus, Joe

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 03/31/2014

STRAUS STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF RAY HUTCHISON

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus (San Antonio) released the following statement Monday on the passing of former State Representative, Party of Texas Chairman and attorney Ray Hutchison:

“Through his public service and his work in the private sector, Ray Hutchison made a remarkable contribution to the state of Texas. He led our party at a critical time of growth and transition while helping position Republicans for decades of electoral success. In addition, Ray’s work as a lawyer will make a difference in the lives of Texans for many years to come, whether they are flying in and out of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, commuting to work via Dallas Area Rapid Transit, or taking in a game at the Ballpark at Arlington. Julie and I extend our deepest sympathies to Senator Hutchison, their children and all of Ray’s family.”