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Barton won’t retire, says press secretary

Internet rumors of congressman stepping down are untrue
Sixth District of Texas Congressman Joe Barton (R-Ennis) and his office have been fielding inquiries this week regarding speculation that he plans to retire in 2010 after mention of the intended date surfaced on the internet.
According to Barton’s press secretary Sean Brown, that date and any other rumored upcoming date of retirement is incorrect.
“There is absolutely no truth behind rumors that Congressman Barton will be resigning in 2010,” Brown said. “He certainly is not retiring in 2010, and he may not ever retire.”
Barton, first elected to serve the Sixth District of Texas in 1984, was selected by colleagues to chair the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, the first Texan to hold the position since former House Speaker Sam Rayburn.
Barton’s Sixth District territory includes: Ellis and Navarro County, portions of Limestone, Tarrant and Trinity counties, Leon County, Freestone County and Houston County.
Next month the congressman will be holding “town hall” meetings to address legislative updates and issues of importance to constituents.
The following is a schedule for upcoming meetings; those not able to attend meetings in their area are invited to attend other set meetings, Brown said.
August 4 -
Ellis County
Midlothian Civic Center, 
2 p.m.,
224 South 11th Street in Midlothian.
August 4 – Mansfield City Hall Council Chambers,
4 p.m.,
1200 East Broad Street in
Mansfield.
August 4 – Arlington City Hall Council Chambers,
6 p.m.,
101 W. Abram Street in
Arlington.
August 5 -
Freestone County
Fairfield Conference Center,
10 a.m.,
839 East Commerce (Highway 84)
in Fairfield.
August 5 -
Leon County
Buffalo Civic Center,
2 p.m.,
941 North Hill Street in
Buffalo.
August 5 -
Houston County
Grapeland High School Commons Area,
5:30 p.m.,
318 North Olive in
Grapeland.
August 6 -
Navarro County
Kerens Public Library, 1:30 p.m.,
121 S. Colket
in Kerens.
For more information on these events or any issues or concerns, contact Barton’s Ennis office at 972-875-8488.

Candie Beck-Adams is community editor for the Ennis Daily News. She can be reached at candie@ennisdailynews.com.

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