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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                           Contact: Paul Townsend

December 20, 2014                                                                                         paul.townsend@senate.state.tx.us

 

Senator Garcia Mourns Passing of Mayor Bob Lanier

Houston, TX – Former Houston Mayor Bob Lanier passed away today. Senator Sylvia Garcia worked for the late Mayor Lanier during his administration.

“I am saddened to learn that today we lost former Mayor Bob Lanier; one of the great Houstonians of our time. As a Board Member of the former Texas Highway Commission, Chairman of Houston METRO, and Mayor of Houston, few have left a more substantial and lasting impact on our great city than Mayor Lanier. 

Mayor Lanier had a passion for public service, and he worked relentlessly to improve the lives of each and every Houstonian.  I am proud to say that I worked in Mayor Lanier's administration, an experience which undoubtedly inspired me to follow his example and make a difference through elected office. 

I am a better person for having known Mayor Lanier, and Houston is a better city because of his dedicated service.”

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Senator Garcia proudly represents Texas Senate District 6. Senator Garcia previously held office as Houston City Controller from 1998-2002 and County Commissioner from 2002-2010.