WHO: State Representative and Lieutenant Colonel Rick Noriega
WHAT: Announcement of creation of the “Rick Noriega for Texas Exploratory Committee” for the U.S. Senate
WHEN: Monday, July 16, 2007, 11 a.m. CDT
WHERE: Heroes of the Alamo Monument on the Great Walk South Side of the Texas Capitol Building 1200 N. Congress Ave. Austin
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.