PLANO – State Senator Van Taylor today applauded Governor Abbott’s appointment of Mike Morath to be the next commissioner of the Texas Education Agency.
“Mike Morath has proven himself a thoughtful reformer capable of tackling the challenges in our public education system,” stated Taylor. “Mike understands the success of our education system should center on our children and equipping them with the knowledge needed to pursue their dreams.”
A seventh generation Texan and local small businessman, Van Taylor serves the majority of Collin County and a portion of Dallas County in the Texas Senate where he is widely recognized as a conservative leader. Taylor serves as Vice-Chairman of the Nominations Committee and also as a member of the Education, Health and Human Services, and Transportation Committees. Van and his wife, Anne, married after his return from Iraq and are the proud parents of three young girls. Van and his family reside in Plano near the land his great-grandfather farmed during the Great Depression.