Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Von Washington, Sr. to the Commission on State Emergency Communications for a term set to expire on September 1, 2021.The commission is charged with administering the state 9-1-1 service program and the statewide poison control program.
Von Washington, Sr. of El Paso is the President of IDA Technology. He is a board member and former chairman of the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, he is a board member of Momentum Texas Veterans Association and a member of the Military Operational Research Society, and previously volunteered on the board of the El Paso Armed Forces YMCA. Washington received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Virginia State University and graduated from the United States Army Logistics Management College Operations Research and Systems Analysis program. He was honorably discharged from the United States Army.