House Representative

Straus, Joe

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 08/24/2016

STRAUS STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF NELDA LANEY

“The Texas House is a family, and Nelda Laney took great care of that family for many years. Julie and I are deeply saddened to hear that she has passed away. Nelda was a woman of incredible wit and spirit who was completely committed to the Texas Capitol and all who work there. It is largely because of her dedication that today the Capitol is more beautiful and welcoming than ever. We knew Nelda as a devoted wife and mother and an enormously proud grandmother, and we will forever be grateful for her service to her fellow Texans.”