Wentworth considers A&M job
State Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, says he’s thinking about taking a high-level job with the Texas A&M University System, which would bring his long legislative career to an end.
Wentworth told the San Antonio ExpressNews in Thursday editions that he hasn’t yet decided because he and A&M System Chancellor Mike McKinney began discussing the potential job only Sunday. Wentworth and McKinney served together in the Texas House 20 years ago.
“It is true that he and I are in discussions about how such an arrangement might work. All I can say right now is stay tuned — and gig ’em!” said Wentworth, an A&M graduate.
Wentworth recently was runner-up for the chancellor’s job at the Texas State University System. The Board of Regents chose retired state Rep. Brian McCall over Wentworth.
Wentworth said he thoroughly enjoys his Senate job, which complicates a decision to leave it. between revenue and expenses from a high of $130 million to just under $19 million.
She is expected to present a roughly $2 billion operating budget to the City Council next month.
The Dallas Morning News reported Thursday that the cutbacks are expected to include city services, plus delays in buying of police and firefighting equipment.
Suhm declined to say which Dallas workers might lose their jobs. The city has 12,875 employees.