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03/05/04 - Longview

Texas Senator Takes Oath In Longview

It was a rare sight for East Texans as Texas' newest senator took the oath of office in Longview. Former Tyler mayor Kevin Eltife officially became the new district 1 state senator.  The oath of office was given by Attorney General Greg Abbott.

More than 100 people attended the ceremony on the steps of the Gregg County courthouse. This is the first swearing in for a Texas senator in recent history to be held outside of Austin.

And that, said the new senator, was the way he wanted it. Eltife plans to have senate offices in Tyler, Longview and Texarkana.

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