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Monday, December 2nd, 2013 @ 1:33PM

Senator Royce West Files for Reelection

DALLAS – Today, State Senator Royce West (D-Dallas) filed for reelection to the Texas Senate. Senator West has represented the citizens of Dallas County in Texas Senatorial District 23 since first being elected to the Texas Legislature in November 1992. Senator West is excited to continue his work as an…

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Friday, October 4th, 2013 @ 7:04AM

Voting & Texas Politics

Earlier this month (Sept. 13), the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) issued notice that driver license offices across the state would begin temporary Saturday operating hours to issue Election Identification Certificates. Those locations include several in the Dallas Metro and Senate District 23 area. I encourage anyone who does…

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Thursday, July 11th, 2013 @ 9:50PM

Statement From Senator West on Fisher V. University of Texas

In 2008, Abigail Fisher was rejected by the University of Texas at Austin when she applied for admission.  Fisher later sued the University of Texas (Fisher v. University of Texas), alleging that the university’s use of race in its admissions process violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. …

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Thursday, July 11th, 2013 @ 12:31PM

Senator West Discusses Abortion Bill On FOX4

Texas Senate committee passes abortion bill; floor vote likely Friday Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

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Monday, July 1st, 2013 @ 9:46PM

Texas Should Not Bully or Overreach On Women’s Health

AUSTIN – Arguments against big government, government take-overs and government’s intrusion into the private lives of its citizens obviously do not apply when it comes to state leader’s desire to trample the rights of Texas women over to access  healthcare. Gov. Rick Perry has called the Legislature back to the…

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Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 @ 8:21PM

Senator West Votes on Closure of Dawson State Jail

AUSTIN – Soon, a very important step will take place as it relates to how criminal justice will be administered in the State of Texas. Monday, the Senate Finance Committee followed the recommendations of a criminal justice workgroup that proposed the non-renewal of the contract with the Corrections Corporation of America…

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