Phillip Huffines (R) was the Chapter 5 - Dallas guest on Tuesday Feb 13, 2018, and spoke to the chapter about his running for Texas Senate District 8. He is a land developer and his family owns car dealerships in the North Texas area; he has a thorough understanding of the challenges facing surveyors. He spoke on issues of transportation and infrastructure as well as border security (the wall) among other issues. There was a great crowd of surveyors and a few engineers.
Great effort by Chapter President John Truong and other Chapter 5 members to engage with local political candidates. Educating them in our role and contributions to the citizens of Texas is paramount ahead of the TBPLS Sunset review. As a Chapter 5 member and State Director, I applaud your efforts to organize the event.