Local Lawmakers Sound Off on New Session

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Tuesday marked the beginning of the 83rd Legislative Session for the Texas House of Representatives and Senate.

KBTX News 3 was there for the swearing in, and spoke with local leaders who will represent the region.

The complete interviews with the elected officials listed below are attached to this story.

- Rep. Kyle Kacal, a Republican entering his first session representing District 12, which covers rural portions of Brazos County, Robertson County and others.

- Rep. Lois Kolkhorst, a Republican entering her seventh session representing District 13, which covers Washington, Burleson and Grimes Counties, among others.

- Rep. John Raney, a Republican entering his first session representing District 14, which covers most of Bryan/College Station.

- Rep. John Otto, a Republican entering his fifth session representing District 18, which covers Walker County, among others.

- Rep. Trent Ashby, a Republican entering his first session representing District 57, which covers Madison and Leon Counties, among others.

- Sen. Charles Schwertner, a Republican entering his first session as a senator representing District 5, which covers Brazos, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Milam, Robertson and Walker Counties, among others.