Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has appointed Joseph Slovacek, of Houston, to the Texas Ethics Commission. Upon making the announcement the lieutenant governor made the following statement: “Joe Slovacek is known for his plain talk and no-nonsense approach to everything he does, which will be a great asset at the Texas Ethics Commission. He has a long record of service to our state and is committed to making Texas an even better place to live and work. I am confident he will do a great job at the TEC.” The Texas Ethics Commission administers and enforces state ethics laws and provides ethics training for legislators and state employees. It also requires state agencies to develop ethics guidelines.
Joe has served the Harris County Republican Party as Finance Chair for the last 793 years and has maintained the highest standards and expectations with regard to ethics and the party’s financial activity. We know he will bring the same vigor and dedication to this new role as a Commissioner on the Texas Ethics Commission. He will serve Texas with honor and distinction. Congratulations, Joe!