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NPT Capitol: Chairman Joe Moody

moodyState Rep. Joe Moody may only have been at the Capitol for a few weeks, but he’s obviously got in somebody’s good books. Not only did he get the committee assignments he asked Speaker Straus for, he just landed his own mini-gavel.

“I am humbled that Chairman Gallego has given me the honor of chairing the Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee on Criminal Procedure,” said Moody in a press release. “We have more bills referred to our subcommittee than any other and I am anxious to get to work.”

Read the full press release after the jump.

For Immediate Release

Contact: Daniel Mahoney
March 2, 2009

Phone: 512-463-0728

REP. JOE MOODY BEGINS COMMITTEE WORK

~ Border and Intergovernmental Affairs meeting on Mondays; Criminal
Jurisprudence on Wednesdays~

AUSTIN–In the first meeting of the Committee on Border and
Intergovernmental Affairs, Chairwoman Veronica Gonzales expressed her
pleasure that Rep. Moody had joined her committee.

“It’s very good to have Rep. Moody with us,” Rep. Gonzales said. “His
experience living his whole life in El Paso, on the border, will bring
real personal understanding to our committee.”

Chairman Pete Gallego also spoke highly of Rep. Moody’s background as a
prosecutor Wednesday after the first meeting of the Committee on
Criminal Jurisprudence. “As a former prosecutor and El Paso community
leader, Representative Moody will be a strong advocate for common-sense
policies that protect Texas families and respect crime victims. I am
looking forward to working closely with my friend Rep. Moody in the
coming months and years.”

Chairman Gallego also appointed Representative Moody to three
subcommittees of criminal jurisprudence, one of which he will chair.

“I am humbled that Chairman Gallego has given me the honor of chairing
the Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee on Criminal Procedure,” said
Moody. “We have more bills referred to our subcommittee than any other
and I am anxious to get to work.”

District Attorney Jaime Esparza, of the 34th Judicial District, who
Moody served under as a prosecutor, said of the appointment, “Rep. Moody
has a strong work ethic and will do great work on these committees and
subcommittees to further protect our communities and make improvements
to the criminal justice process.”

“These are going to be productive and positive committees,” Moody
continued. “I couldn’t have asked for better two better chairs to learn
from than Rep. Gonzales and Rep. Gallego.”

Please contact our offices at 512-463-0728 or 915-532-1391 should you
have any questions or concerns regarding issues or a particular piece of
legislation.

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Written by newspapertreeelpaso

March 2, 2009 at 5:15 pm

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  1. Congratulations, representative Moody! I’m sure you will do us proud.

    AHock

    March 2, 2009 at 6:38 pm


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