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Florence Shapiro

Chair, Senate Education Committee, Texas Senate; ECS Commissioner; Texas

Florence Shapiro was sworn in as State Senator from the 8th District of Texas in 1993. A former public school teacher, Shapiro first entered elected office as a Plano City Council member. After six terms, she was elected Mayor of Plano. She is a champion for children and continues to dedicate herself to improving the state's education system, and the safety and security of our children. She is Chairman of the Senate Education Committee and also serves on the Senate Finance, Transportation & Homeland Security, and Administration Committees. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Shapiro holds a bachelor's degree in secondary education.

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