State Sen. Carlos Uresti was recently named the Senate's Legislator of the Year by the Child Protection Roundtable for his leadership role on children's issues in the 82nd Texas Legislature.
“Sen. Carlos Uresti has been fighting for Texas children over the course of his entire legislative career,” Scott McCown, executive director of the Center for Public Policy Priorities, said in presenting the award. “He has taken on the epidemic of child maltreatment.”
McCown added that Uresti is a legislative leader in finding solutions, including his creation of the local and statewide Blue Ribbon Task Force.