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2013 TEC Legislative Rally

February 13, 2013

Almost 250 directors and staff from across Texas rallied in Austin in February to carry top co-op issues to lawmakers at the Capitol.

The rally kicked off with an orientation Feb. 11 at the Omni Hotel, where Eric Craven, TEC senior vice president of government relations and legal affairs, briefed attendees on co-op issues likely to come up in the 83rd legislative session.

Highlighting the gathering Feb. 12 were prearranged meetings with state representatives and senators who represent co-op members. The meetings gave co-ops the opportunity to introduce their organizations and the co-op business model to new and veteran legislators.

The rally included an open house at TEC's headquarters across the street from the Capitol and a reception at the Bullock Texas State History Museum.