U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz to visit East Texas on Friday

Published on Wednesday, 2 August 2017 14:22 - Written by

ROY MAYNARD, rmaynard@tylerpaper.com

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz will be in East Texas on Friday, touring local businesses and taking part in a roundtable discussion at Tyler Junior College.

“East Texas is home to many hardworking Texans and job creators that contribute significantly to the engine of Texas’ economy,” Phil Novack, a spokesman for the senator, said. “Sen. Cruz looks forward to visiting with folks in Kilgore and Tyler, listening to their concerns and discussing solutions that will help create jobs and spur economic growth for the region.”

At 10 a.m., Cruz will tour the Skeeter Boats manufacturing facility in Kilgore. At 11:30 a.m., he will tour the TJC Rogers Center and take part in a roundtable.

And at 1:30 p.m., Cruz will tour Brookshire Grocery Company and speak to employees. He will take questions from the media following his tour of Brookshire's.

Cruz was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012. Prior to that, Cruz served as solicitor general for the state of Texas from 2003 to 2008.