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State Rep. Lynn Stucky announces legislative priorities, new staff ahead of 86th session  print page

by: Rep. Stucky, Lynn
01/03/2019

AUSTIN - Today State Representative Lynn Stucky (Sanger) announced his legislative priorities and the hiring of new staff to achieve his goals in the upcoming 86th Texas Legislature.

"The Texas Constitution mandates that the legislature approve a budget for the next biennium. This session, however, the budget will be inextricably tied to property tax relief and school finance reform," said Stucky, who is beginning his second term representing Denton and surrounding communities. "If the legislature is smart, we will work together to line up the dominoes so they can fall in favor of all Texans."

In addition to property tax and school finance reform, Stucky listed bolstering the TRS-Care system and improving border security as statewide priorities. At the local level, the representative is working to secure funding for a new Driver's License Office in Denton to replace the inadequate building on Loop 288. He also is interested in finding ways for smaller communities to boost their ability to compete for business development.

"Our rural towns and smaller communities are being edged out by the demands of Texas's largest cities. In Denton County, however, we are starting to see more of that sprawl come our way. We need the infrastructure to support all the new folks -- that includes being able to lure businesses to smaller towns," Stucky said. "As our communities grow, we need to be able to provide basic services, like expediting the process at local DMVs."

In order to achieve these goals, Stucky is bringing on two new recruits to his Capitol staff.

Joining the team this session are Jordan Overturf, serving as legislative director, and Taylor Willis, an intern from the University of North Texas. Overturf is a veteran communications specialist with previous experience in the Capitol. Willis is pursuing a degree in Political Science and has an impressive background in local advocacy for groups like Denton County Friends of The Family and the UNT Student Government Association.

"I am excited about the team we have built. The last session was a great success. I want to keep that momentum going for Denton County and all of Texas," Stucky said.

The 86th Texas Legislature will convene at noon on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019, when members will be sworn-in. Constituents are invited to attend the ceremony in the House Chambers and meet with Representative Stucky in his Capitol office (E2.410, in the underground extension). Constituents may visit with staff in the District Office -- 400 West Oak Street, Suite 106, Denton, Texas 76201 -- or by calling (940) 243-0230.

Lynn Stucky is in his second term as State Representative for Texas House District 64, which includes the cities of Denton, Corinth, Shady Shores, Lake Dallas, Hickory Creek, Krum, portions of Sanger and an area of rural northwest Denton County. He is a veterinarian who has been practicing in Texas since 1986. He and his wife, Lori, live in rural Denton County.

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Denton, Texas 76201

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