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Feb. 28 deadline to file for Silver-Haired Legislature

By ADVOCATE STAFF REPORT
Feb. 18, 2011 at 4:02 p.m.
Updated Feb. 17, 2011 at 8:18 p.m.


HOW TO FILECandidates for the Texas Silver-Haired Legislature must complete four forms and pay a $5 filing fee. The forms are available at the Golden Crescent Area Agency on Aging, 568 Big Bend Drive in Victoria. Contact Cindy Cornish at 361-578-1587. The forms include:

Candidate petition signed by 25 registered voters 60 or older from the district.

Candidate information form

Hold Harmless Statement

Code of Conduct Statement

The deadline to file for election to the 14th Texas Silver-Haired Legislature for a two-year term is Feb. 28, according to a news release.

The Silver-Haired Legislature, authorized by the Texas Legislature in 1985, identifies the issues and concerns of their peers, propose solutions and prepare a written report prior to each session of the Texas Legislature.

During September, the 13th TSHL met at the state capitol and adopted 73 resolutions to address the needs of older Texans.

Candidates must be 60 years of age or older, registered voters and live in the district they wish to represent.

In the Crossroads, residents of Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Lavaca and Victoria counties are in the Golden Crescent region and Refugio County residents are in the Coastal Bend region.

The TSHL is a volunteer organization with no staff, no central office and no state or federal appropriations. Individual members pay their own travel and personal expenses.

Election day is May 24.

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