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Slaton Hires Law Firm, Remains Silent on Absence From Legislative Session

April 10, 2023 – KSST News learned early Monday morning that District 2 State House Representative Bryan Slaton has retained an attorney to respond to a potential ethics investigation by the Texas House Committee on General Investigating. Patrick Short, a Rockwall attorney has over 30 years of legal experience representing clients in East and North Texas in personal injury, wrongful death, criminal defense, and select civil litigation cases, according to his website:

Bryan Slaton was marked “absent – excused” for the two days preceeding the Good Friday holiday missing out on the discussions of the house bill concerning the over $300 billion Texas state budget. None of Slaton’s 27 amendments were filed due to his absence. House Bill 1 received almost 400 amendments from legislators before being approved and sent to the Senate.

KSST News attempted to reach out to both Slaton’s offices located in Austin and Greenville, but calls remain unanswered. Slaton’s constituency includes most residents of Hopkins, Hunt, and Van Zandt counties which make up District 2. With a population of almost 200,000 constituents in that district, those represented by Slaton will remain unrepresented during Slaton’s absence during Texas’ 88th Legislative Session.

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Author: Chad Young

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