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Deadline to File for Election to the 19thTexas Silver-Haired Legislature


February 26, 2021, is the deadline to file for election to the 19thTexas Silver-Haired Legislature(TSHL)for a two year term. Candidates must be 60 years of age or older, registered voters and live in the district they wish to represent. Each candidate files four documents and $5.00 filing fee with the Area Agency on Aging of Deep East Texas, 1405 Kurth Drive, Lufkin, Texas 75904. Forms include: Candidate Petition signed by 25 registered voters 60 years and older from the district, Candidate Information Form, Hold Harmless Statement and TSHL Code of Conduct Statement.


Election day is April 30, 2021.


TSHL, authorized by the 69thTexas Legislature,Senate Concurrent Resolution Number 37 in April 1985, is required to identify the issues and concerns of their peers, propose solutions and prepare a written report prior to each session of the Texas Legislature.

TSHL is a volunteer organization with no staff, no central office and no appropriations from state or federal resources. Individual members pay their own travel and personal expenses. The TSHL Foundation, a 501(c) (3) organization, raises funds to support the Orientation Session, publications, town hall meetings and websites.


For additional information, visit the TSHL website at If you have questions about the election process, requests for information, or for questions relating to the online copy of this document, please contact Pat Gleason-Wynn, Chair, Election and Credentials Committee by email at tshlpatgleason@gmail.comor phone: 817-680-2236.


Please direct other questions related to TSHL to Speaker Rhonda Rogers at email: or phone: 903-517-8650.


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