Speaker Phelan Visits JEDCO Office

Jan 31, 2022 | News

l-r Richard Clower, Beverly Holley, Brenda Job, Laura Golden, Speaker Phelan, Denise Kelley, Eddie Hopkins, Bill Snelson, Paul Smith

Monday, January 31, 2022

Texas Speaker of the House and State Representative for Dist. 21, Dade Phelan, and the Chief Director of District Operations, Zach Johnson, paid a visit to our offices today.  Officials from JEDCO, the City of Jasper, and the Jasper – Lake Sam Rayburn Chamber of Commerce were on hand discuss the future of our district as well his perspective on the state as a whole from his post as Speaker.

The 2020 US Census revealed changes in population in our area requiring the adjustment to State Legislature Districts.  In that re-redistricting, Jasper County joined Orange County, and a portion of Jefferson County in District 21 that Speaker Phelan represents,