Written by Phil Cerroni
After 20 years on the job, U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison has retired. While serving in office, the state of Texas as well as the City of Irving benefited tremendously from her work.
Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne said Irving gratefully recognizes Hutchison’s exceptional service as the senior U.S. Senator representing Texas.
“From her small-town upbringing, to her storied political career, Sen. Hutchison has embodied our Texas values and has exemplified those values on the national stage,” she said.
Van Duyne adds Hutchison’s accomplishments have been significant, “Bringing necessary medical care and research opportunities to the four corners of our state; establishing Amber Alerts nationwide; gaining state sales tax deductions; encouraging support for higher education; fighting for NASA funding, and bringing transportation assistance to North Texas are but some of the achievements that bear her stamp. Time after time, the senator and her staff were responsive to all our needs in Irving. We hope she will continue to mentor Texans for years to come.”
Irving City Manager Tommy Gonzalez also thanked Hutchison for her hard work and the role she played in helping improve conditions for those serving in the military and their families.
“As a retired Army officer who served overseas, I would like to thank her for her commitment to our armed forces and veterans,” said Gonzalez. “Improvements to overseas bases, training and rapid deployment have risen to a much higher level due to Hutchison’s leadership. My family and I appreciate all she has done to make life better for military families.”
Hutchison retired Jan. 2.
Source: City of Irivng