SENATOR SHAPLEIGH HONORED FOR HIS PIONEERING WORK IN USING TECHNOLOGY FOR TEXANS
January 15, 2008
"With state-of-the-art technology, government can provide better, faster services at lower cost. That's exactly what taxpayers expect."
Written by Senator Eliot Shapleigh, www.shapleigh.org
AUSTIN – Last Friday, Jan. 10, Senator Eliot Shapleigh (D-El Paso) was honored in Austin for his commitment to the advancement of technology in Texas.
"With state-of-the-art technology, government can provide better, faster services at lower cost," said Senator Shapleigh. "That's exactly what taxpayers expect."
The American Electronics Association (AeA) Texas Council selected Senator Shapleigh as a 2007 Texas Technology Champion. Along with Governor Rick Perry and other technology leaders in the state, he was honored at a legislative awards dinner at Austin's Hilton Hotel.
Senator Shapleigh was honored for his pioneer work in:
* Developing "Texas Online," one of the top state government websites in the United States;
* Launching the "Texas Technology Immersion Program," a program designed to provide laptops for every Texas public school student; and
* Creating E-Vets, an innovative one-stop shop for Texas veterans to locate key federal, state and local veteran-related programs.
AeA is a nationwide non-profit trade association that represents all segments of the technology industry.
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