Eighty-fifth Texas Legislature

The 85th Texas Legislature began on January 10, 2017. All members of the House and Senate were elected in the general election held on November 8, 2016.

Party summaryEdit

SenateEdit

Affiliation Members Note
  Republican Party[1] 20
  Democratic Party [1] 11
Total 31

House of RepresentativesEdit

Affiliation Members Note
  Republican Party[2] 95
  Democratic Party [2] 55
Total 150

OfficersEdit

SenateEdit

House of RepresentativesEdit

MembersEdit

SenateEdit

Senator Party District Home Town Took Office
Bryan Hughes Republican 1 Mineola January 10, 2017
Bob Hall Republican 2 Edgewood January 13, 2015
Robert Nichols Republican 3 Jacksonville January 9, 2007
Brandon Creighton Republican 4 Conroe August 26, 2014
Charles Schwertner Republican 5 Georgetown January 8, 2013
Sylvia Garcia Democratic 6 Houston 2013
Paul Bettencourt Republican 7 Houston 2015
Van Taylor Republican 8 Plano 2015
Kelly Hancock Republican 9 Fort Worth 2013
Konni Burton Republican 10 Colleyville 2015
Larry Taylor Republican 11 Friendswood 2013
Jane Nelson Republican 12 Lewisville 1993
Borris Miles Democratic 13 Houston 2017
Kirk Watson Democratic 14 Austin 2007
John Whitmire Democratic 15 Houston 1983
Don Huffines Republican 16 Dallas 2015
Joan Huffman Republican 17 Southside Place 2008
Lois W. Kolkhorst Republican 18 Brenham 2014
Carlos I. Uresti Democratic 19 San Antonio 2006
Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa Democratic 20 Mission 2002
Judith Zaffirini Democratic 21 Laredo 1987
Brian Birdwell Republican 22 Granbury 2010
Royce West Democratic 23 Dallas 1993
Dawn Buckingham Republican 24 Lakeway 2017
Donna Campbell Republican 25 New Braunfels 2013
José Menéndez Democratic 26 San Antonio 2015
Eddie Lucio, Jr. Democratic 27 Brownsville 1991
Charles Perry Republican 28 Lubbock 2015
José R. Rodríguez Democratic 29 El Paso 2011
Craig Estes Republican 30 Wichita Falls 2001
Kel Seliger Republican 31 Amarillo 2004

House of RepresentativesEdit

Notable legislationEdit

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed Texas Senate Bill 4, which bans sanctuary cities, into law on May 7, 2017.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Texas Legislature Online - Senate Members." Texas Legislature Online - Senate Members. Texas Legislature Online, n.d. Web. 13 Feb. 2013. <http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/Members/Members.aspx?Chamber=S>.
  2. ^ a b "Texas Legislature Online - House Members." Texas Legislature Online - House Members. Texas Legislature Online, n.d. Web. 13 Feb. 2013. <http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/Members/Members.aspx?Chamber=H>.

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