TEXAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION RECOGNIZES TEXAS SENATOR FOR HIS CONTRIBUTIONS DURING THE 87TH LEGISLATIVE SESSION Image

October 13, 2021

Austin, Texas (October 13, 2021) — The Texas Public Employees Association (TPEA), the largest nonunion, nonpartisan association for active and retired Texas state employees, recently honored Texas Senator Eddie Lucio Jr. with an award for his dedication to restoring the Employees Retirement System (ERS) pension fund.

 

“Senator Lucio worked hard to ensure that the ERS pension fund was put on a path to solvency,” said Executive Director Ann Bishop. “We are happy to recognize Senator Lucio for his dedication to protecting quality benefits for hundreds of thousands of essential Texas employees and retirees.”

 

"I am honored to be able to receive an award from my own colleagues. It is an honor to work with anyone who is dedicated to working for our great state," said Senator Lucio.

 

TPEA was instrumental in the creation of the ERS pension fund and health insurance for state employees and retirees. Most recently, the association lobbied for the additional monies necessary to both address an almost $15B debt and move the ERS pension fund toward actuarial soundness.

 

Contact:   Hannah Schaeffer 

hschaeffer@tpea.org 

(214) 796-0714

 

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