Eighty-fourth Texas Legislature

The 84th Texas Legislature began on January 13, 2015. All members of the House and Senate were elected in the general election held on November 4, 2014.

Party summaryEdit

SenateEdit

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

House of RepresentativesEdit

Affiliation Members Note
  Republican Party [1] 98
  Democratic Party [1] 52
Total 150

OfficersEdit

SenateEdit

House of RepresentativesEdit

MembersEdit

SenateEdit

Senator Party District Home Town Took Office
Kevin Eltife Republican 1 Tyler 2004
Bob Hall Republican 2 Greenville 2015
Robert Nichols Republican 3 Jacksonville 2007
Brandon Creighton Republican 4 The Woodlands 2003
Charles Schwertner Republican 5 Georgetown 2013
Sylvia Garcia Democratic 6 Houston 2013
Paul Bettencourt Republican 7 Houston 2015
Van Taylor Republican 8 McKinney 2013
Kelly Hancock Republican 9 Fort Worth 2013
Konni Burton Democratic 10 Fort Worth 2015
Larry Taylor Republican 11 Friendswood 2013
Jane Nelson Republican 12 Lewisville 1993
Rodney Ellis Democratic 13 Houston 1990
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 Kolkhorst Republican 18 Katy 2007
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
Troy Fraser Republican 24 Horseshoe Bay 1997
Donna Campbell Republican 25 New Braunfels 2013
Jose Menendez Democratic 26 San Antonio 2015
Eddie Lucio, Jr. Democratic 27 Brownsville 1991
Charles Perry Republican 28 Lubbock 1997
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

On June 11, 2015, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed the "Pastor Protection Act" which allows pastors to refuse to marry couples if they feel doing so violates their beliefs.[2] On June 13, 2015, Abbott signed a campus carry bill (SB 11) and an open carry bill (HB 910) into law.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d http://www.lrl.state.tx.us/legeLeaders/members/membersearch.cfm
  2. ^ Crampton, Liz (June 11, 2015). "Abbott Signs "Pastor Protection Act" Into Law". The Texas Tribune. Retrieved September 29, 2016.
  3. ^ "Gov. Abbott signs open carry, campus carry into law". Kvue.com. June 16, 2015. Archived from the original on January 6, 2016. Retrieved 2016-01-02.

External linksEdit