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A&M Chancellor to Lead Post-Harvey Rebuilding Efforts

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Texas A&M University Chacellor John Sharp.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has named Texas A&M University chancellor John Sharp to lead post-Harvey rebuilding efforts in the state. 

Sharp will lead the Governor's Commission to Rebuild Texas, which is charged with rebuilding the state's infrastructure.

Sharp was a long-serving Democrat in both the Texas House and Senate. He also served as railroad commissioner and the comptroller of public accounts. A decade ago, then-Gov. Rick Perry appointed Sharp to head the Texas Tax Reform Commission. He became chancellor at A&M in 2011 and is expected to leave the post to head the Commission to Rebuild Texas.