Port Lavaca native to join Texas Silver-Haired Legislature
Feb. 27, 2012 at 4:03 p.m.
Updated Feb. 26, 2012 at 8:27 p.m.
Bob McCarn is the latest resident from the Crossroads to join the Texas Silver-Haired Legislature.
McCarn, a Port Lavaca native, will join Mannon Mints, of Victoria, in representing the Golden Crescent Area Agency on Aging at the next legislative session in Austin, scheduled to begin April 3.
The Texas Silver-Haired Legislature provides a nonpartisan forum for discussion and debate of senior issues, advocacy training and an avenue through which older citizens may serve as a resource to both public and private sectors, according to the organization's website.
The Silver-Haired Legislature is made up of 116 representatives elected to two-year terms by Texans age 60 year or older.
It strives to promote good government for all Texans by directly involving senior citizens in the legislative process, according to the website.
The Silver-Haired Legislature has helped to pass a number of bills in the Texas Legislature since its incarnation in 1985.
During his career McCarn, a native of Port Lavaca and 1956 graduate of Texas A&M University, worked for International Harvester, served in the U.S. Army, farmed rice, and received his law degree from the St. Mary's School of Law. He then put his law degree to work, negotiating labor agreements in the business world.
McCarn retired in 1992 and now splits his time between Port Lavaca and Goliad.
Senior citizens who would like to discuss issues with McCarn, can write him at P.O. Box 51, Goliad, TX 77963.