STATEMENT FROM TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SYSTEM CHANCELLOR DAVID SMITH REGARDING STATE REP. PETE LANEY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 2, 2005
CONTACT: Sheila Allee, Sheila.allee@ttu.edu


LUBBOCK – The following is a statement from Texas Tech University System Chancellor David Smith regarding the decision by state Rep. Pete Laney not to run for re-election for his House District 85 seat:

“Texas Tech University and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center have enjoyed a long and productive partnership with Pete and his wife Nelda. We have been blessed by their leadership and loyal friendship. Their service – not only to the people of West Texas – but to all Texans will have a lasting and positive impact.”