Thursday evening, Texas Tech University System Chancellor Robert L. Duncan (pictured, right) issued a brief statement praising Congressman Randy Neugebauer for his service to the 19th Congressional District.

“Randy has been a good friend to me and a good friend to the Texas Tech University System. He has worked diligently to represent the interests of West Texas, and we thank him for his years of dedicated public service to this region and our country.”

State Representative John Frullo (R- Lubbock) released a brief statement, "Thank you Congressman Neugebauer for your many years of service to the 19th District and the City of Lubbock. Best wishes to you and Dana on your retirement."

If you click the link below, you can listen to a brief interview with Rep. Frullo from September 17th.

State Representative Dustin Burrows (R- Lubbock) posted a statement on his Facebook page. "Today is Congressman Neugebauer’s day to enjoy the knowledge that he’ll no longer need to commute to Washington, DC and to revel in a career protecting West Texas from an over reaching federal government.

"On behalf of West Texans and the Burrows family, we thank him for his service to our nation."

National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) Chairman Greg Walden also released a statement on Rep. Randy Neugebauer’s retirement:

“Randy has been a terrific member and he will be sorely missed. For years, Randy fought every day for the farmers and families of Texas’ 19th District, working tirelessly to ensure that everyone was well represented in Washington. While we will miss his great sense of humor and hard work here in Congress, I wish Randy nothing but the best in the future.”

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