The following are press releases to acknowledge St. Rep Ruth Jones McClendon's achievements and contributions to the San Antonio and Texas area. Please click on a link to read the excerpt.

Rep. Ruth Jones McClendon Treated Successfully for Cancer
October 26, 2009
(San Antonio) October 26, 2009 State Representative Ruth Jones McClendon (D-San Antonio) announced today that she recently completed successful treatment for non-small cell lung cancer, and has renewed her commitment to cancer research…
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Representative McClendon Urges  Completely Overhauling TRCC
August 20, 2008
(San Antonio) -- State Representative Ruth Jones McClendon (D-District 120, San Antonio) filed legislation last Session to increase the protections for homeowners contracting for home improvements and construction, by…
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Representative McClendon to File House Bill to Protect Military Installations from Real Estate Development Encroachment
June 30, 2008
(San Antonio) -- State Representative Ruth Jones McClendon (D-House District 120, San Antonio), whose House District includes the U.S. Army Post at Fort Sam Houston, is preparing to file a House Bill to help protect areas around military installations across the state from…(more)

Representative McClendon Appointed to House Select Committee
on Property Tax Relief and Appraisal Reform

April 24, 2008
(Austin) – Speaker Tom Craddick (R - Midland) has appointed Representative Ruth Jones McClendon (D - San Antonio) to the Select Committee on Property Tax Relief and Appraisal Reform.  The committee will oversee all matters related to…(more)

State Rep. Ruth Jones McClendon files for re-election
December 5, 2007
SAN ANTONIO-- State Representative Ruth Jones McClendon (D-San Antonio) filed at the Bexar Democratic Party Headquarters for re-election to the Texas House of Representatives, House District 120. McClendon, having served 11 years...(more)

Representative Ruth Jones McClendon: 
Community College Funding Restoration

October 23, 2007
AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO ― State Representative Ruth Jones McClendon (D-San Antonio) released the following statement today, in response to news that the Legislative Budget Board (LBB) will take action to counteract the veto…(more)

Representative McClendon Announces Great News for Retirees
on Teacher Retirement System 13th Check

October 19, 2007
(Austin / San Antonio) –  State Representative Ruth Jones McClendon (D-House District 120) announced today that the actuaries for the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) have confirmed that the 13th check can be paid to…(more)

Representative McClendon Announces Request for AG Opinion Filed
for Safe Needle Exchange Pilot Program

September 27, 2007
(Austin / San Antonio) –  State Representative Ruth Jones McClendon (D-House District 120) announced today that Senator Jeff Wentworth, Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee (R-Senate District 25) has submitted an official request to…(more)

Representative McClendon Named to Committee to Study Feasibility
of Reimbursing Damages on Home Building and Repair Contracts

September 27, 2007
(AUSTIN) - Wednesday, Speaker Tom Craddick (R - Midland) announced the appointment of Rep. Ruth Jones McClendon (D - San Antonio) to the Interim Committee to Study the Feasibility for Reimbursement of Builder's Damages, which will examine the…(more)

Representative McClendon Receives Advocacy Award
from American Cancer Society

September 12, 2007
(Austin/San Antonio)  At the Texas Pain Summit meeting in Austin, State Representative Ruth Jones McClendon (D-District 120, San Antonio) was honored Monday with the Texas Advocacy Award from the American Cancer Society.  The award recognized her for…(more)

Representative McClendon Applauds Funding for
Safe Needle Exchange Program

August 16, 2007
(San Antonio) –  State Representative Ruth Jones McClendon (House District 120) praised the action of Bexar County Commissioners, who voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve $60,000 in initial funding to support a…(more)

McClendon Home Construction & Remodeling Bill Signed by Governor
July 20, 2007
(Austin / San Antonio)  Signing ceremonies were held today at the office of Governor Rick Perry for House Bill 1038, authored by Representatives Allan Ritter (Nederland) and Ruth Jones McClendon (San Antonio).   "The Texas Residential Construction Commission, the Texas Association of Builders, and…(more)

McClendon, Truitt & Kolkhorst Team Up to Ensure 13th Check for
Retired Teachers & School Workers

May 30, 2007
(San Antonio) – A trio of State Representatives, Ruth Jones McClendon (District 120, D-San Antonio), Lois W. Kolkhorst (District 13, R-Brenham), and Vicki Truitt (District 98, R-Southlake), beat the odds in the final weekend of the 80th Legislative Session by…(more)

Deuell-McClendon Legislation to Prevent Spread of
Infectious Diseases PASSES

May 29, 2007
(San Antonio) – State Representative Ruth Jones McClendon (House District 120, San Antonio) announced today that a legislative proposal has passed which would allow a pilot program so that public health care providers in Bexar county can evaluate the effects of…(more)

McClendon Legislation to Improve Teacher Retiree Benefits
Passes House Again 146 – 0

May 25, 2007
(San Antonio) -- State Representative Ruth Jones McClendon (District 120, D-
San Antonio), presented an amendment on Wednesday to restore the teacher retirement benefit increase proposal to the…(more)

Representative McClendon Announces $400,000 2008 - 2009 Scholarship Fund
May 22, 2008
(San Antonio) State Representative Ruth Jones McClendon (D-San Antonio) announced that approximately $400,000 in scholarships is available for high school graduates from San Antonio and eighteen other urban areas throughout Texas.  (more)

Representative McClendon Announces Attorney General Approves of Bexar County Disease-Control Pilot Program without Safe Needle Exchange
May 5, 2008
(Austin / San Antonio) –  State Representative Ruth Jones McClendon (D-House District 120) announced today that Attorney General Greg Abbott has issued his official opinion concerning the Bexar County disease-control and prevention pilot program, (more)

Representative McClendon to Host Town Hall Meeting on
May 8 at Woodlake Hills Middle School

May 2, 2008
(San Antonio) – Representative Ruth Jones McClendon (D -
San Antonio) will host a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, May 8, at Woodlake Hills Middle School, 6625 Woodlake Parkway, from…(more)

Ritter/McClendon Bill Protecting Homeowners from
Contractor Fraud Passes House 135-1

April 30, 2007
House Bill 1038, authored by Representatives Allan Ritter (Nederland) and Ruth Jones McClendon (San Antonio) has passed the Texas House of Representatives and has been sent to the Texas Senate with…(more)

McClendon Bill Protecting Homeowners from Contractor Fraud
Passes House 138-1

April 26, 2007
(San Antonio) -- State Representative Ruth Jones McClendon (District 120, San Antonio), filed legislation to increase the protections for homeowners contracting for home improvements.  Her proposal, House Bill 1686, would protect…(more)

Representative McClendon Keeps Her Promise To Texas Public Schools
February 21, 2007

AUSTIN -- State Representative Ruth Jones McClendon (District 120, San Antonio) voted for House Bill 2, which ensures that the public schools will receive the funding they were promised during the third Special Session in May…(more)

Legislative Scholars serve UTSA in 80th session of Texas Legislature
January 22, 2007

(San Antonio) -- State Representative Ruth Jones McClendon announces the selection of five (5) students from the Institute for Law and Public Affairs of the University of Texas at San Antonio to participate in the 2007 UTSA Legislative Scholars Program, popularly known as…(more)

Representative Ruth Jones McClendon Praises canceling of
Costly State-Federal Consulting Contracts

January 19, 2007
(San Antonio) -- State Representative McClendon (District 120, San Antonio), commends the State of Texas for cancelling controversial consulting contracts with two private Washington, D.C. lobbying firms.  The announcement, made earlier today by…(more)

Representative Ruth Jones McClendon Hosts Hundreds of
San Antonians at State Capitol

January 17, 2007
(San Antonio)--State Representative McClendon was sworn-in for a sixth term in the Texas House of Representatives from District 120.  She was joined by hundreds of Eastside constituents and San Antonians from throughout the city.  Two buses of dedicated…(more)

State Rep. McClendon Celebrates MLK Day: Representative Ruth Jones McClendon Recalls MLK Legacy and Support of Voting Rights
January 11, 2007
(San Antonio)--State Representative McClendon will march with family and constituents in the largest Martin Luther King, Jr. Day March in the nation.  Pursuant to a resolution unanimously passed in…(more)

Representative McClendon Announces filing of House Bill 419 to Curtail Retirement System Investments in Republic of Sudan
December 28, 2006 
(Austin)  State Representative Ruth Jones McClendon (D-San Antonio) announces today's filing of legislation to prohibit public retirement funds from investing in disfavored companies conducting business in the Republic of Sudan, a central African nation…(more) 


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