At the close of the Legislative session, State Senator Troy Fraser announced that he will not seek another term for the Texas Senate.
“It is with a heavy heart, an overwhelming sense of pride, and not an ounce ofregret, that I am announcing I will not seek another term for Texas Senate,” Sen. Fraser said this afternoon.
Fraser said that he ran for office in 1988 because he was “frustrated with the overreach of government and wanted to make a difference,” adding, “I saw firsthand that the workers’ compensation insurance market was crippling our state’s economy.”
“Little did I know I would be here nearly three decades later, still striving to make a difference,” Sen. Fraser said.
“I have championed measures to ensure Texas was wide open for business, authoring legislation to foster competition in Texas to benefit consumers,” he stated. “I have worked tirelessly to ensure that our children and grandchildren will have a reliable source of water by passing a funding mechanism for the statewide water plan. I have fought tooth and nail to secure funding to bring crucial higher education and medical care facilities to my district.”
His proudest accomplishment? “Passing legislation requiring photo identification to vote, ensuring the integrity of the ballot box and protecting our most sacred privilege,” he stated.
“To quote the late Bob Bullock, “only death will end my love affair with Texas.'” the senator said. “It’s been a great ride.”
He represents Texas Senate District 24, which includes Bell County.