15th TSHL Orientation, July 14-18, 2013
Texas State Capitol
Wyndham Garden Hotel, Austin

Speaker Walter Graham of Cisco, completing five years as Speaker convened the 15th TSHL Orientation Session, July 14, 2013. Secretary of State John Steen administered the Oath of Office to the TSHL members. Lt Governor David Dewhurst gave the keynote address at the opening session in the House Chambers of the Texas Legislature. Newly elected Speaker Pat J. Porter of Big Spring, Permian Basin District, adjourned the group sine die on Thursday, July 18, 2013.

Election of TSHL Officers (2013-2015)

Pat J. Porter, Big Spring, Permian Basin District, was elected Speaker having served 2 terms as Secretary. Speaker Porter, serving her 7th term, is the 9th Speaker elected to that office since TSHL's 1st Session in 1986. Betty Lee Streckfuss, Spring, Harris County District, serving her 5th term, served 2 terms as Deputy Speaker Pro Tem and reelected Speaker Pro Tem. Serving her 5th term, Betty Trotter, Amarillo, Panhandle District, was elected Speaker Pro Tem. Mari Okabayashi, Houston, Harris County District, serving her 2nd term, was elected Secretary; and Rudy Cantu,Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend District, serving his 2nd term, was elected Comptroller.
Pat J. Porter, Speaker
Betty Lee Streckfuss
Speaker Pro Tem
Betty Trotter
Deputy Speaker Pro Tem
Secretary Comptroller
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