In The News: UP CLOSE: A conversation with our new State Senator, Drew Springer
Community Impact: Frisco’s new state Sen. Drew Springer talks legislative priorities
Frisco’s newest state senator, Republican Drew Springer, said the state’s budget surplus and working “across the aisle” will be featured in the upcoming legislative session.
Springer spoke at a Nov. 11 Frisco Chamber of Commerce event to discuss his priorities for Frisco in the upcoming legislative session. He was elected to the Texas House in 2013 and represents District 30. District maps were redrawn following the decennial census to account for population changes, so District 30 now covers all of Frisco as well as Grayson County and parts of Denton County, such as Lewisville and Denton.
He ran unopposed to continue representing this district in the Nov. 8 general election.
“I ran because I wanted to keep the Texas miracle—the freedoms, limited government—for my kids the same as when I grew up,” he said.
Frisco Enterprise: Frisco gets to know its new state senator, Drew Springer
After a redistricting process changed the state of representation in Texas, Sen. Drew Springer, whose home town is Muenster, will now represent Frisco as part of Texas Senate District 30, a newly drawn district that also includes representation in Denton and Gainesville, as well as The Colony, Lewisville and Little Elm.
For the senator, a shift in districts means a shift in what part of Texas he’ll be representing: Frisco presents a less rural environment than communities Springer has previously represented, and the question of the implications of that change was among the topics addressed.