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Wednesday: Statesmen Life

The day immediately began with corrections to the runoff election and the Statesmen divided into their respective parties, with many heading to the capitol to commence the House and Senate sessions.  Meanwhile, the platform committees for each party made their stances on different current topics concerning not only the state of Texas, but also the United States. Ideas about a secession, ways to revitalize the economy, and a more strict immigration system were all mentioned during the committee sessions. By witnessing both party committee sessions, there are clear different stances, but some are quite similar.

Later that afternoon visiting dignitaries from the House of Representatives and the Senate gave speeches and encouragements to the Texas Boys State government body which raised the morale in the already intense capital chambers. The other statesmen listened to different keynote speakers assigned to their district. The runoff election polls opened today and the Statesmen made sure that their voices were heard by voting. Tomorrow both parties will compete against each other for the state positions finalizing the 2017 Texas Boys State Government.

The march to the state capitol will happen tomorrow, so make sure to tune in to the Texas Boys State live stream on the Texas Boys State youtube channel. We are looking forward to the elections results and to the Texas Boys State parade.

Written by Justin Melendez

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