State Rep. Mike Krusee (R-Round Rock) is set to announce today that he won’t seek re-election to the Texas House after 16 years of legislative service. He has served as the chairman of the House Transportation Committee since 2003.

While often praised as a strict staunch conservative advocate, in the eyes of some his policy positions had drifted over the last four years. (He had a score of 64.29 on the Fiscal Responsibility Index this legislative session.) But he is one with whom you could disagree about policy positions without finding to be disagreeable; a rare trait in politics.

Mr. Krusee is extremely well-read in the free-market philosophy and his legislative record as a whole stands as a friend of Texas’ taxpayers. Despite a bumpy road with some, Mr. Krusee’s voice will be one that is missed.

Personally speaking, he maintained not only a open door, but consistently among the most congenial of legislators – even in the long, grueling days at the close of contentious legislative sessions.

We wish him well in his future endeavors, and thank him for his dedicated service to the people of Texas.

Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and an Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, and think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, a son-in-law, and a dog. Check out his podcast, Reflections on Life and Liberty.