Chairman J.M. Lozano continues his fight for coastal Texans with his most recent leadership position in the Texas House of Representatives. He was appointed to the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) Legislative Oversight Board, a group of 4 State Representatives and 4 State Senators that will closely monitor TWIA and conduct oversight activities on behalf of the legislature.
"It is a tremendous honor to be appointed to this position and I take the responsibility seriously. I hear from my fellow South Texans that this is their number one issue, and I agree. It is high time to make meaningful reforms to this program. The Coastal Bend is a economic engine for the entire State of Texas. I won't stand for us to be discriminated against with unfair rates just because we live on the coast," said Lozano.
Lozano, who represents Bee, Jim Wells, Kleberg and San Patricio Counties, has been at the front and center of battling TWIA rate increases and making agency reforms since his election to the Legislature. He currently serves as the Chairman of the House Committee on Environmental Regulation and sits on the House Defense and Veterans Affairs Committee. Lozano's appointment to the TWIA Legislative Oversight Board is effective immediately.