September 21, 2007
Rep. Delisi to retire

Say good-bye to another Texas Republican - State Rep. Dianne White Delisi will retire from the Lege after 16 years. No word if she plans to start performing weddings in her newly-acquired free time. As hers is a safe Republican district, the main action there will take place in the primary. If we're lucky, a non-Craddickite will emerge. Failing that, perhaps it will be someone who won't oppose needle exchange programs. Regardless, my best wishes to Rep. Delisi on her retirement. I join with your colleagues and constituents in thanking you for your service.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on September 21, 2007 to Election 2008

I think many people who have worked in or followed the lege would agree that despite any ideological differences they might have with Delisi, she was a good and decent public servant. Though, I happen to not agree with her on many issues, I am sorry to see her go. She is a statesman (stateswoman?) in the best sense of the word.

Posted by: dukakis_in_a_tank on September 21, 2007 8:48 AM