Methodist Charlton Hosts Best Southwest Partnership Legislative Series

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Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, County Judge Clay Jenkins, and Rep. Jodie Laubenberg among Guest Speakers

Methodist Charlton hosted the Best Southwest (BSW) Partnership TGIF Legislative Breakfast Series during August, with an array of impressive speakers from federal, state, and regional government. The Aug. 3 event honored newly elected and newly hired officials of the Best Southwest area cities and schools. The Aug. 10 breakfast featured Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, who is serving her 10th term representing the 30th Congressional District of Texas. The 30th District is entirely within Dallas County and encompasses a large portion of the city of Dallas as well as the entire cities of DeSoto, Lancaster, Wilmer, Hutchins, and Balch Springs. Portions of the cities of Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Glenn Heights, Ferris, and Ovilla are also in the district.

The Aug. 17 breakfast featured Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, who serves in the Dallas County Commissioners Court, also serves in the Dallas County Truancy Courts and is additionally responsible for the county’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department. The series concluded on Aug. 24 with guest speaker State Representative District 89 Jodie Laubenberg.

The TGIF Legislative Breakfast Series features elected officials serving in local, state and national positions. The informal atmosphere gives leaders from all 11 BSW cities and chambers an opportunity to network and share discussion with guest speakers.