April 25, 2016      5:56 PM
Rep. Naishtat is saluted for three decades in the Texas House
“The last few years it’s been difficult … for schoolchildren, seniors, people with disabilities, minorities...I’ve been able to hang in there.”
Rep. Elliott Naishtat, D-Austin, the dean of the Travis
County delegation, enjoyed a modest send-off Monday afternoon from
supporters at the Austin Bar Association.
Naishtat passed 330 bills
during his 26-year career in the Texas House, but even he admits the
road has gotten rougher in recent sessions. This is especially true for a
liberal like him, who admits his leanings were even left of the Texas Democrats
who ruled the state legislature before the rise of the Republican Party.
By Kimberly Reeves