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Dan Patrick

Lieutenant Governor of Texas

President of the Senate


Wednesday, November 14, 2018 512-463-0715

Joint Statement: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick & State Rep. Dennis Bonnen

AUSTIN - In their first official phone call today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and State Representative Dennis
Bonnen affirmed their commitment to working together in the upcoming legislative session to continue
to move Texas forward. Lt. Gov. Patrick said:

“The incoming Speaker and I had a great conversation today. We’ve agreed to sit down together to
discuss the business of Texas and meet and talk as often as practical to have the best session in Texas
history. Dennis and I have worked on many of the same issues for years. I know him to be a principled
and extremely skilled leader who is not afraid to take on tough challenges. I am excited about his
upcoming Speakership and I am confident our collaboration will ultimately lead to better and bold policy
for all of the people of Texas."

State Rep. Bonnen echoed the lieutenant governor's sentiments:

"Not only is unity my utmost goal in the Texas House but also my guiding force in working with the Texas
Senate. Today's conversation with Lt. Gov. Patrick was only the beginning of a continued partnership to
ensure Texas remains the greatest state in which to live, work, and raise a family. The lieutenant
governor and I share a strong commitment to do the people's business."