HOUSTON - State Representative Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) has filed the necessary paperwork with the Harris County Republican Party to continue to serve his district in the Texas House of Representatives.
“I am excited about continuing my pro-taxpayer, pro-neighborhood agenda in the Texas House,” announced Bohac. “I am very proud of what we accomplished during my first two terms as State Representative, but we still have more to do as we return to tackle school finance reform in a special session this spring.”
The 79th Legislative Session was one of success and accomplishment for District 138 after Governor Rick Perry signed off on every one of Bohac’s bills that were sent to his desk. The Bohac bills that passed included a requirement that homeowners receive a five-year property tax analysis on their appraisal notice and tax bill, a measure designed to crackdown on illegal automobile sales known as “curbstoning” and new procedures designed to increase public school accountability.
Bohac also worked with fellow lawmakers to pass major lawsuit reforms to limit frivolous asbestos and fast-food lawsuits and to enact much-needed improvements to child and adult protective services in order to strengthen investigations, improve the effectiveness of ongoing services, and support families’ rights.
“I hope the residents of the district will hire me once again,” said Bohac. “I have a proven record of working hard on behalf of our neighborhoods, improving our local quality of life, strengthening our public schools and fighting for lower property taxes.”
Bohac is especially eager to continue the fight for lower property taxes and property tax appraisal relief. During the past two sessions, Bohac has lead the charge for a lower appraisal cap to protect Texas homeowners from being taxed out of their homes through skyrocketing property tax appraisals that are allowed to increase as much as 10 percent each year.
”Comprehensive property tax reform is long overdue,” Bohac said. “Homeowners are in need of property tax relief, and I believe the time to tackle appraisal reform is now as well. This issue is part and parcel to the effort to reform school finance, and I will not give up until we bring home meaningful property tax relief to the taxpayers of Texas.
”I enjoy campaign season because it provides a great opportunity to talk about the issues and share my plan for the future of west and northwest Houston and for all Texans,” concluded Bohac. “It is an honor to serve the district in which I was born and raised and a privilege to continue working hard to make our community and our state a better place in which to live and raise a family.”
Born and raised in Houston, Dwayne Bohac was elected in November of 2002 to represent the people of District 138 in the Texas House of Representatives. His district is generally comprised of the Bear Creek, Spring Branch, Oak Forest and Garden Oaks communities of west and northwest Houston.