(Austin, TX) – State Representative James White is proud to join the veteran communities in House District 19 in recognizing June 12th, 2018 as Women Veterans Day. On this day, communities across the state of Texas will be gathering in recognition of the brave women who served in the military forces.
Texas has approximately 180,000 women veterans in the State of Texas. Ten percent of the veterans residing in the Lone Star State are Texas women. While there is a decline in our veteran populations, the population of women veterans continues to increase. As a proud military veteran serving in the Texas Legislature, State Rep. White is honored to represent the large population of Southeast Texas veterans.
“Women in our armed forces have made many sacrifices and displayed tremendous valor for the love of their country. They have dedicated their lives to preserving our freedoms and I am incredibly proud to have served alongside many of them in the Army,” said Rep. White. “I am thankful to our Southeast Texas communities for honoring these outstanding women.” For ideas on how communities can help recognize women veterans, and for a listing of already scheduled events, visit www.tvc.texas.gov/women-veterans/womenvetsday/. Please do not hesitate to contact either Saul Mendoza, Chief of Staff, or Shawn Dunn, District Director, with questions regarding this release at 512-463-0490 or 409-283-3700
- James White is a Texas State Representative for Hardin, Jasper, Newton, Polk, and Tyler counties. He graduated with a doctorate in political science from the University of Houston. White served in the U.S. Army and worked as a public school educator and coach before being elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During his time as a Representative, White has worked on issues such as taxes, school funding, mental health, and more. He maintains a cattle ranch in Tyler County, attends Hillister Baptist Church, and is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and the Texas Farm Bureau.