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Delwin Jones

Delwin Jones' Achievements:

Presently serving his 28th year in the Texas Legislature, Vice Chairman of Corrections Committee; Member, Licensing and Administrative Procedures Committee

Authored legislation creating:

Texas Tech Medical School, Lubbock County Hospital District, 137th District Court, Lubbock County Criminal District Attorney's Office, Buffalo Lakes Water District, Texas Tech Board of Regents (formerly Board of Directors), Texas Tech University name change (from Texas Technological College), Texas Agricultural Product copyright for Texas products, establishment of egg standards for Texas, establishment of fruit standards for Texas, seed breeders rights legislation giving breeders protection for developing new varieties of crops

Secured authority and funding to buildLubbock State School, Secured funding for the creation of the Texas Tech Law School

Co-author of legislation establishing Texas ADA standards (this preceded U.S. ADA standards and saved millions of dollars for Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport and other public buildings after that)

Authored Constitutional Amendment establishing special Farm Value for farm land annexed into cities

Authored Constitutional Amendment authorizing "check-off" assessments to assist agriculture

Secured approval and funding for the original Boll Weevil Eradication efforts

Co-authored legislation establishing the present Boll Weevil Eradication Program

Secured funding for the construction and operation the Texas Tech Museum

Authored legislation to simplify taxing propane use in farm pick-ups

Chaired or co-chaired Redistricting in 1971, 1991, and 2001 and protected rural interests each time

Personal Information

Life long Lubbock resident, Lubbock High Graduate, Texas Tech University Graduate (1949), Air Force Veteran of World War II (1942-1945), Married to wife Reta with 2 grown children, Melodie and Lanny, Member of Oakwood United Methodist Church, Charter Member of Texas Tech Century Club, Member of Texas Tech Alumni Association, Lubbock Christian University supporter, Lubbock Farmer and businessman since 1946, Charter Member of High Plain Research Foundation, Charter Member and organizer of Plains Cotton Growers Association, Charter Member and organizer of High Plains Underground Water District, Past President, Lubbock County Farm Bureau, Past President, Caprock American Business Club, Member of Lubbock Lions Club, Member of Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, Morton Chamber, Levelland Chamber, Seagraves Chamber, Seminole  Chamber and Denver City Chamber, Member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Charter supporter of Ports-to Plains

Awards

Man of the Year in Texas Agriculture, Outstanding Agriculturalist of 2001, Outstanding Alumni of Texas Tech University, Outstanding Legislator of 1993 by Texas House and Senate, Outstanding Legislator Recognition by Lubbock County Bar Association, Recognized for "interest and dedication to improving water rights laws" by the Texas Water Rights Commission, "Friend of Education Award" (March 5, 2004) by the Texas Classroom Teachers Association, "Friend of Education Award" by the Lubbock Classroom Teachers Association...2004, Named " Honorary Citizen" of City of West Lake, Texas, for legislative actions, 2005, Honored by Seminole Independent School District for Outstanding Representation of the Children of Texas Public Schools, 2005, "Distinguished Alumnus in Accounting" by Rawls College of Business, Texas Tech University, 2004

Recent Awards and Honors for Rep. Delwin Jones

Honorary Citizenship by City of Seminole, Texas, Seminole Independent School District...Recognition for Outstanding Contribution to Education, Honorary Citizenship by City of West Lake Hills, Honorary Citizenship by Denver City, Texas, La Causa Award by the Mexican American Legislative Caucus, Recognition for Outstanding Legislative Service to West Texas by Morton Independent School District, Morton, Texas, Key to the City bye Loveland, Texas, Appreciation Award by Plains Independent School District, Plains, Texas, Appreciation Award by Cochran County Commissioners Court "in thanks for his service to rural Texas, especially in the area of education", Elected Official of the Year Award by the Lubbock Branch of the National Association of Social Workers, Good Scout Award by the South Plains Boy Scout Council

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