By Justin Cox
Killeen Daily Herald
District 24 state Sen. Troy Fraser was elected in 1996 to serve the 21-county region encompassing Central Texas.
District 24 comprises Bell, Blanco, Brown, Burnet, Callahan, Coleman, Comanche, Eastland, Erath, Gillespie, Hamilton, Kerr, Kimble, Lampasas, Llano, Mason, McCulloch, Menard, Mills, San Saba and Taylor counties.
Fraser is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Business and Commerce, which handles the flow of legislation related to insurance, telecommunications, banking, securities and lending issues and business licensing.
He also serves as the co-chairman of the Electric Utility Restructuring Legislative Oversight Committee that monitors the state's shift to a deregulated electric industry and the Property and Casualty Legislative Oversight Committee that monitors implementation of insurance reforms approved by the Legislature.
He serves in the same capacity on the Telecommunications Competitiveness Legislative Oversight Committee that monitors implementation of competition of telecommunications services.
Fraser also sits on standing Senate committees of finance, state affairs, and international relations and trade.
During the 2000 presidential election, he served as the national volunteer coordinator for the George W. Bush campaign.
In 2006, Fraser was named the top legislator in the nation by the American Legislative Exchange Council, the association for state legislators, as a result of Fraser's passed legislation in the areas of telecommunications, electricity deregulation, developing renewable energy.
Before his election to the Texas Senate, Fraser served three terms in the Texas House, from 1988 to 1992.
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