Sen. John Whitmire, chair of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee, will speak at the TAC Tuesday morning breakfast March 1.
As chair of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee, Whitmire works to bring about needed changes to the adult and juvenile criminal justice systems. He is also a member of the Senate Government Organization Committee, the Senate Administration Committee and the Senate Business and Commerce Committee. In addition, he serves as a member of the Senate Finance Committee where he is committed to finding appropriate solutions for funding the state's many agencies and programs.
Whitmire represents the 15th Senatorial District comprised of north Houston and parts of Harris County. He was elected to the Texas Senate in 1982 after serving 10 years in the Texas House of Representatives. With more than 28 years of service in the Texas Senate, Whitmire ranks first in seniority and is the "Dean of the Texas Senate."
Whitmire earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Houston and attended the Bates College of Law. He was admitted to the Texas State Bar in 1981 and is attorney of counsel to the law firm Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP.
Breakfasts are held at 7:15 a.m. Tuesdays in the TAC board room on the fourth floor of Texas Association of Counties building, conveniently located three blocks from the Capitol at 1210 San Antonio Street. Free parking is available in the TAC garage; the garage code is *2011.