Leadership

Chairwoman, Senate Republican Caucus
Co-Chairwoman, Joint Committee to Study Human Trafficking
Vice-Chairwoman, Senate Criminal Justice Committee
Member, Senate Finance Committee
Member, Senate Health & Human Services Committee
Member, Senate State Affairs Committee
Member, Sunset Advisory Committee
Member, Legislative Leaders Advisory Board of GOPAC
Ex-Officio Member, Governor’s Criminal Justice Advisory Council

Awards & Achievements

Law and Order Award (82nd & 83rd sessions)
— Texas District and County Attorneys Association

Champions of Free Enterprise Award
— Texas Association of Business

TEXPAC Patient Protection Award (82nd & 83rd sessions)
— Texas Medical Association’s PAC

Patient Care Champion (81st, 82nd & 83rd sessions)
— Harris County Medical Society

Courageous Conservative (83rd session)
— Texas Conservative Coalition

100% Attendance Record (81st, 82nd & 83rd sessions)
—Secretary of the Senate

Fighter for Free Enterprise (82nd session)
— Texas Association of Business

Taxpayer Champion (with rating of A+, 82nd session)
— Texans for Fiscal Responsibility

Big Voice for Little Texans (82nd session)
— Court Appointed Special Advocates

Champion of Social Change (82nd session)
— Texas Association Against Sexual Assault

Honor Roll (82nd session)
— Texas Association of Realtors

Civil Justice Award (82nd session)
— Texans for Lawsuit Reform

Champion for Children (82nd session)
— Texas Coalition of Homes for Children

Texas Woman’s Health Champion (82nd session)
— American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Champion for Children with Dyslexia (81st session)
— The Academic Languages Therapy Association

Civil Justice Award (81st session)
— Texans For Lawsuit Reform

Legislator of the Year (81st session)
— Texas Chemical Council

Free Enterprise Champion (81st session)
— Associated Builders and Contractors

* This is a partial list that will continue to be updated.