Lt. Governor Dan Patrick has appointed Cantey Hanger partner Ralph Duggins to serve as the new public member of the Sunset Advisory Commission. The Sunset Advisory Commission conducts regular reviews of state agencies that are scheduled to be abolished by the Texas Sunset Act. Their duties include convening public hearings on each agency and issuing a report with findings and recommendations to the Texas legislature.
“The job of the Sunset Advisory Commission is to make sure Texas government remains lean, effective and efficient. I am confident these appointees will ensure that our state agencies employ conservative principles in both planning and execution and that they remain accountable to the people of Texas,” stated Lt Governor Patrick.
Cantey Hanger Managing Partner Brian Newby congratulated Mr. Duggins stating, “As a former chairman of Texas Parks and Wildlife, former chairman of Cook Children’s Healthcare System and Cook Children’s Hospital, as well as director of the Peregrine Fund and Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show, Ralph epitomizes a statesman and outstanding public representative for all Texans.”