Prop 3: Should State Elected Leaders Be Able To Live Outside Austin?

Prop 3: Should State Elected Leaders Be Able To Live Outside Austin?

Wichita Falls, TX- Should state elected officers be able to live outside of Austin during their term in office?

That's a question Texans will decide on November 3.

Newschannel 6 reached out to District 69 (R) Rep. James Frank about Proposition No. 3 and whether he is in favor of it.

It will remove an amendment in the state's constitution that would require the Comptroller, Land Office Commissioner, Attorney general, and other state elected leaders to live and work in Austin.

Rep. Frank told Newschannel 6 when the law was first written it was during a time when transportation was not as advanced as today. He believes that the law is outdated and elected leaders should have the right to choose where they live as long as they can effectively do their job.

"I can understand if somebody says we don't think you should be able to live in Dallas and operate an organization in Austin," said Rep. Frank. "That makes sense to me, but to say that we have to live in Austin city-proper doesn't seem to make sense to me."

Rep. Frank is in favor of this measure. He would not be fond of a statewide officer holder that could not handle their responsibility due to them living away from the capital.

Jimmie Johnson, Newschannel 6