The Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities


Almost exactly a year ago, Governor Greg Abbott appointed Archer to the Governor’s Committee for People with Disabilities. The news item in the Governor’s “2016 Report to the People of Texas” reads: Archer Hadley represents the best of true Texas grit. Born with cerebral palsy, Archer has sought assistance opening doors his entire life. But as a senior at Austin High School, he decided to open his own doors, raising over $87,000 to install automatic door openers on campus. With a big dream and the determination to achieve it, Archer rose above the challenges he faced and proved that Texans—despite all obstacles—can do anything they set their minds to. “It just takes an idea and the guts to strive for it,” he said at the unveiling of the new doors. Archer is now a student at The University of Texas, and I proudly appointed him to the Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities in September.

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