Local reps hold Q-and-A

Friday, February 1, 2013 - 4:38pm

The current session of Texas legislation is not even 30 days old, but already local representatives are gauging what is important to their constituents.

Kyle Kacal is a first-term legislator representing the newly-formed 12th House District of Texas, a mostly-rural 5 county bloc reaching from Brazos County all the way to McLennan County.

"It's been a roller coaster so far but it's been fun," said Kacal. "It's good to be a rural Texan. They admire our hard work ethic and they're missing a little bit of that at the capital. We do have a bit of urban friends but they're glad to see a bit of rural representation so I guess the creation of District 12 was a welcoming seat in the Texas house."

On Friday he was joined by veteran state representative Doc Anderson, State Senator Brian Birdwell, and U.S congressman Bill Flores in an intimate sit-down meeting with local residents.

Some of the topics discussed include early child and charter education, water treatment, transportation and a big one- Medicare.

Elected by the people for the people, Kacal wants to start out his term right with a cloak of transparency.

"It's about the people we represent," said Kacal. "And you were here and fortunate enough to see your congressman, your senator, and Waco has get used to this. You have two house members now and that is a huge asset. I'm listening to my people and everybody wants local control."

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