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December 2003

Release Date: December 8, 2003

Rep. Campbell to Address ASU Fall Graduates

State Representative Scott Campbell, an alumnus of Angelo State University, will deliver the university's fall commencement address during morning and afternoon ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 20, in the Junell Center/Stephens Arena.

Graduates in the College of Business and Professional Studies and the School of Education will receive their diplomas in a 10 a.m. ceremony. New graduates in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts and the College of Sciences will walk across the stage in a 2 p.m. ceremony.

A native of Sterling City and a lifetime West Texas resident, Campbell graduated from ASU with a bachelor's degree in journalism. Last year Campbell was elected to the Texas House from House District 72, which includes Coke, Mitchell, Scurry and Tom Green counties. Earlier this year he completed his first regular legislative session as well as two special sessions.

During his inaugural legislative session, Campbell served as vice chair of the Defense Affairs and State-Federal Relations Committee and as a member >of the Natural Resources Committee. He was elected by the other West Texas members to represent the West Texas Delegation on the House Republican Caucus Policy Committee where he received the "Texas Stewardship Award" for his work. At the conclusion of the regular session he was named a "Fighter for Free Enterprise" by the Texas Association of Business and received a 100 percent rating from the Texas Association of Realtors.

He and his wife, DeAnna, are co-owners of Ranch Publishing, a business they established in 1982. Their company publishes the magazine Ranch & Rural Living, which is distributed to over 11,500 subscribers nationally. He is also involved in the sale of ranch real estate and owns a family ranch near Paint Rock.

In addition to his business interests, he has been involved in a variety of organizations, including Concho Valley Council of Governments, State Employee Charitable Campaign, United Way of the Concho Valley, San Angelo Chamber of Commerce, Colorado City Chamber of Commerce, Snyder Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Kiwanis Club.

He and his wife have been married 27 years and have two children, Jill, a graduate of Texas A&M University, and Steven, a senior at Central High School in San Angelo.