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Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick appointed six members of the Texas media to the Elections Advisory Committee. News/Talk 790, KFYO's Chad Hasty was among those appointed to the two-year term which expires on December 31, 2017. The purpose of Elections Advisory Committee is to evaluate the reporting and tabulation of unofficial election returns in both primary and general elections. The committee then makes recommendations to the office of the Texas Secretary of State.
Other members of the Texas media who were appointed by Lieutenant Governor Patrick include Mark Davis of The Mark Davis Show on KSKY-AM, Ross Ramsey of the Texas Tribune, Pedro Rojas of Univision, Mike Ward of The Houston Chronicle, and Jason Whitely of WFAA-TV.
Patrick said of today's appointments, "It's crucial to maintain transparency in all levels of government," said Patrick. "The experience and perspective each member brings to the table will be invaluable to the election process in Texas. The Elections Advisory Committee helps preserve the integrity of our civic duty, privilege and responsibility – the right to vote."
Hasty said of his appointment, "I am honored to be among those appointed to the Elections Advisory Committee. The election process in our state is vital and I look forward to working with other members of this committee in continuing to protect the integrity of our elections. I thank the Lieutenant Governor for this opportunity."