Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Rick Noriega Formally Announces Formation of Senatorial Exploratory Committee

(Austin, TX) State Representative and Lieutenant Colonel Rick Noriega formally will announce that documents creating an exploratory committee for the U.S. Senate with the Federal Election Commission. Noriega will be joined by his family, Texas House colleagues and other community leaders at the Texas Capitol in making the announcement.

WHO: State Representative and Lieutenant Colonel Rick Noriega

Announcement of creation of the “Rick Noriega for Texas Exploratory Committee” for the U.S. Senate

Monday, July 16, 2007, 11 a.m. CDT

Heroes of the Alamo Monument on the Great Walk South Side of the Texas Capitol Building 1200 N. Congress Ave. Austin


Rick Noriega, 49, was first elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1999. He has served on key committees throughout his tenure. This past session he was a member of the Appropriations Committee and Budget and Oversight Chair for the Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations Committee.

A 26-year veteran of our country’s armed forces, Noriega spent most of 2005 running training facilities in Afghanistan as part of the Texas National Guard. He missed the 2005 legislative session because of the assignment, and his wife Melissa served in his legislative seat during his absence.

Noriega also ran a National Guard border-security operation in Laredo, and Houston Mayor Bill White had him manage the housing of Hurricane Katrina evacuees at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

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