||Hupp Will Not Seek Re-Election
Representative Suzanna Hupp, R-Lampasas, who filed legislation that would
legalize video lottery terminals at Texas race tracks in the waning days
of the last Special Session, announced on Tuesday, August 30, that she
will not run for re-election next year. In her retirement statement, she
said that she acted after "long and serious deliberation with family
and friends" but said she might run again in the future for another
Representative Hupp filed House Bill 76 on August 16, 2005 with only
three days left in the session. In a press release, she stated “I
am fully aware that this bill will not have a chance this special session.
I filed this bill to continue discussions on alternative ways of financing
public school education. Besides including guaranteed increased revenues
to the State of at least $1 billion per year, this legislation will create
positive economic implications across the agricultural and ancillary industries.
This bill is also an effort to contain the footprint of gambling in Texas
to its present legal locations, specifically the state’s ten currently
licensed horse and greyhound racetracks.”
Representative Hupp has been a legislator since 1997.