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NPT Capitol: Houghton reappointed to Transportation Commission

ted_houghton_jr_2News release from the governor’s office. For background, click here for an NPT interview with Houghton, and here for his comments regarding the Sunset Commission recommendations on TexDOT.

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has reappointed Ted Houghton of El Paso and Fred
Underwood of Lubbock to the Texas Transportation Commission for terms to
expire Feb. 1, 2015. The commission oversees the Texas Department of
Transportation.

Houghton is self-employed in financial services, executive benefits, and
estate planning. He served on the School Land Board, El Paso Water
Utilities Public Service Board, and El Paso Electric Company Board of
Directors. He is also past president of the Sun Bowl Association and a
member of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Committee. Houghton received a
bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at El Paso.

Underwood is president and CEO of the Trinity Company. He is past vice
president and director of the National Cotton Council, and past director
and member of the advisory committee of Plains Capital Corporation. He is
also chairman and past president of the Ways and Means Committee of the
Cotton Warehouse Association, past chairman of the Lubbock International
Airport Board, and a past board member of the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce.
Underwood received a bachelor’s degree in management from Texas Tech
University.

These appointments are subject to Senate confirmation.

Sito Negron

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Written by newspapertreeelpaso

February 20, 2009 at 10:49 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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