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Eightieth Texas Legislature

The Eightieth Texas Legislature met in regular session beginning 9 January 2007. All members of the House of Representatives and 16 members of the Senate were up for election on 7 November 2006 in the Texas Legislature election.

The Eightieth Texas Legislature convened in Regular Session on 9 January 2007. The Legislature adjourned on 28 May 2007.

Party summary

Senate

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House of Representatives

Affiliation Members Note
  Republican Party 81
  Democratic Party 69
Total 150

At the beginning of the regular session, the Republican Party held an 80-69 advantage with one vacancy that was filled by the GOP, creating an 81-69 Republican majority (reflected above). After the Regular Session, one Representative left the GOP and joined the Democratic Party and another Republican resigned and was replaced by a Democrat in a special election, making the tally 79-71. In February, one Democrat resigned, whose vacancy was filled by another Democrat, restoring the 79-71 tally before a GOP member of the House died, bringing the final composition to 78-71 with one vacancy.

Officers

Senate

  • Lieutenant Governor: David Dewhurst, Republican
  • President Pro Tempore:
Regular Session: Mario Gallegos, Democrat
Ad Interim: John Carona, Republican

House of Representatives

Members

Senate

Senate composition during 80th Legislature
Senator Party District Home Town Took Office Kevin Eltife Republican 1 Tyler 2004

Bob Deuell Republican 2 Greenville 2003

Robert Nichols Republican 3 Jacksonville 2007

Tommy Williams Republican 4 The Woodlands 2003

Steve Ogden Republican 5 Bryan 1997

Mario Gallegos, Jr. Democratic 6 Houston 1995

Dan Patrick Republican 7 Houston 2007

Florence Shapiro Republican 8 Plano 1993

Chris Harris Republican 9 Arlington 1991

Kim Brimer Republican 10 Fort Worth 2003

Mike Jackson Republican 11 La Porte 1999

Jane Nelson Republican 12 Lewisville 1993

Rodney Ellis Democratic 13 Houston 1990

Kirk Watson Democratic 14 Austin 2007

John Whitmire Democratic 15 Houston 1983

John Carona Republican 16 Dallas 1996

Kyle Janek Republican 17 Houston 2002

Glenn Hegar 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

Kip Averitt Republican 22 Waco 2002

Royce West Democratic 23 Dallas 1993

Troy Fraser Republican 24 Horseshoe Bay 1997

Jeff Wentworth Republican 25 San Antonio 1993

Leticia R. Van de Putte Democratic 26 San Antonio 1999

Eddie Lucio, Jr. Democratic 27 Brownsville 1991

Robert L. Duncan Republican 28 Lubbock 1997

Eliot Shapleigh Democratic 29 El Paso 1997

Craig Estes Republican 30 Wichita Falls 2001

Kel Seliger Republican 31 Amarillo 2004

House of Representatives

House composition during 80th Legislature
Representative Party Home Town/City District ↑ County

Stephen Frost D New Boston 1 Bowie, Cass, Marion, Morris

Dan Flynn R Canton 2 Rains, Hunt, Van Zandt

Mark Homer D Paris 3 Lamar, Hopkins, Delta, Franklin, Titus, Red River

Betty Brown R Athens 4 Henderson, Kaufman

Bryan Hughes R Marshall 5 Camp, Upshur, Wood, Harrison

Leo Berman R Tyler 6 Smith

Tommy Merritt R Longview 7 Smith, Gregg

Byron Cook R Corsicana 8 Anderson, Freestone, Limestone, Navarro

Wayne Christian R Center 9 Shelby, Nacogdoches, San Augustine, Sabine, Jasper

Jim Pitts R Waxahachie 10 Ellis, Hill

Chuck Hopson D Jacksonville 11 Panola, Rusk, Cherokee, Houston

Jim McReynolds D Lufkin 12 Angelina, San Jacinto, Trinity, Tyler

Lois Kolkhorst R Brenham 13 Austin, Grimes, Walker, Washington

Fred Brown R Bryan 14 Brazos

Rob Eissler R The Woodlands 15 Montgomery

Brandon Creighton R Conroe 16 Montgomery

Robert "Robby" Cook D Eagle Lake 17 Bastrop, Brazos, Burleson, Colorado, Fayette, Lee

John Otto R Dayton 18 Montgomery, Liberty, Polk

Mike "Tuffy" Hamilton R Mauriceville 19 Hardin, Newton, Orange

Dan Gattis R Georgetown 20 Milam, Williamson

Allan Ritter D Nederland 21 Jefferson

Joe D. Deshotel D Port Arthur 22 Jefferson, Orange

Craig Eiland D Galveston 23 Chambers, Galveston

Larry Taylor R League City 24 Galveston

Dennis Bonnen R Angleton 25 Brazoria

Charlie F. Howard R Sugar Land 26 Fort Bend

Dora Olivo D Missouri City 27 Fort Bend

John Zerwas R Katy 28 Wharton, Fort Bend, Waller

d29}} R Pearland 29 Brazoria, Matagorda

Geanie Morrison R Victoria 30 Refugio, Victoria, Jackson, DeWitt, Lavaca

Ryan Guillen D Rio Grande 31 Duval, Starr, Webb, Zapata

Juan M. Garcia D Portland 32 Calhoun, Aransas, San Patricio, Nueces

Solomon Ortiz, Jr. D Corpus Christi 33 Nueces

Abel Herrero D Corpus Christi 34 Nueces

Yvonne Gonzalez Toureilles D Beeville 35 Atascosa, Karnes, McMullen, Live Oak, Bee, Jim Wells, Goliad

Ismael "Kino" Flores D Mission 36 Hidalgo

Rene O. Oliveira D Brownsville 37 Cameron

Eddie Lucio III D San Benito 38 Cameron

Armando Martinez D Weslaco 39 Hidalgo

Aaron Peña D Edinburg 40 Hidalgo

Veronica Gonzalez D McAllen 41 Hidalgo

Richard Peña Raymond D Laredo 42 Webb

Juan Manuel Escobar D Kingsville 43 Jim Hogg, Brooks, Kleberg, Kenedy, Willacy, Cameron

Edmund Kuempel R Seguin 44 Wilson, Guadalupe, Gonzales

Patrick Rose D Austin 45 Blanco, Hays, Caldwell

Dawnna Dukes D Austin 46 Travis

Valinda Bolton D Austin 47 Travis

Donna Howard D Austin 48 Travis

Elliott Naishtat D Austin 49 Travis

Mark Strama D Austin 50 Travis

Eddie Rodriguez D Austin 51 Travis

Mike Krusee R Austin 52 Travis

Harvey Hilderbran R Kerrville 53 Crockett, Sutton, Schleicher, Real, Kerr, Kimble, Menard, Mason, Llano, San Saba, McCulloch, Concho, Coleman, Runnels, Callahan

Jimmie Don Aycock R Lampasas 54 Lampasas, Burnet, Bell

Dianne White Delisi R Temple 55 Bell

Charles "Doc" Anderson R Waco 56 McLennan

Jim Dunnam D Waco 57 McLennan, Falls, Leon, Madison, Robertson

Rob Orr R Burleson 58 Bosque, Johnson

Sid Miller R Stephenville 59 Erath, Comanche, Mills, Hamilton, Coryell, Somervell

Jim Keffer R Eastland 60 Brown, Eastland, Shackelford, Stephens, Palo Pinto, Hood

Phil King R Weatherford 61 Parker, Wise

Larry Phillips R Sherman 62 Fannin, Grayson

Tan Parker R Flower Mound 63 Denton

Myra Crownover R Lake Dallas 64 Denton

Burt Solomons R Carrollton 65 Denton

Brian McCall R Plano 66 Collin

Jerry Madden R Plano 67 Collin

Rick Hardcastle R Vernon 68 Motley, Dickens, Cottle, King, Hardeman, Foard, Knox, Haskell, Wilbarger, Baylor, Throckmorton, Young, Jack, Clay, Montague, Cooke

David Farabee D Wichita Falls 69 Wichita, Archer

Ken Paxton R McKinney 70 Collin

Susan King R Abilene 71 Nolan, Taylor

Drew Darby R San Angelo 72 Coke, Mitchell, Scurry, Tom Green

Nathan Macias R Spring Branch 73 Gillespie, Kendall, Comal, Bandera

Pete Gallego D Alpine 74 Uvalde, Edwards, Val Verde, Terrell, Pecos, Brewster, Presidio, Jeff Davis, Ward, Reeves, Loving, Culberson, Hudspeth

Chente Quintanilla D El Paso 75 El Paso

Norma Chavez D El Paso 76 El Paso

Paul Moreno D El Paso 77 El Paso

Pat Haggerty R El Paso 78 El Paso

Joe Pickett D El Paso 79 El Paso

Tracy O. King D Eagle Pass 80 Kinney, Maverick, Zavala, Dimmit, La Salle, Frio, Medina

Vacant 81 Andrews, Winkler, Ector

Tom Craddick R Midland 82 Crane, Upton, Midland, Martin, Dawson

Delwin Jones R Lubbock 83 Lubbock, Hockley, Cochran, Yoakum, Gaines

Carl H. Isett R Lubbock 84 Lubbock

Joseph P. Heflin D Crosbyton 85 Reagan, Irion, Sterling, Glasscock, Howard, Borden, Terry, Lynn, Garza, Crosby, Kent, Stonewall, Fisher, Jones, Hale, Floyd

John T. Smithee R Amarillo 86 Dallam, Hartley, Oldham, Deaf Smith, Randall

David Swinford R Amarillo 87 Sherman, Moore, Carson, Potter

Warren Chisum R Pampa 88 Parmer, Bailey, Lamb, Castro, Swisher, Armstrong, Briscoe, Hall, Donley, Collingsworth, Childress, Gray, Wheeler, Hutchison, Roberts, Hemphill, Lipscomb, Ochiltree, Hansford

Jodie Anne Laubenberg R Rockwall 89 Rockwall, Collin

Lon Burnam D Fort Worth 90 Tarrant

Kelly Hancock R Fort Worth 91 Tarrant

Todd Smith R Bedford 92 Tarrant

Paula Pierson D Arlington 93 Tarrant

Diane Patrick R Arlington 94 Tarrant

Marc Veasey D Fort Worth 95 Tarrant

Bill Zedler R Arlington 96 Tarrant

d97}} D Fort Worth 97 Tarrant

Vicki Truitt R Southlake 98 Tarrant

Charlie Geren R River Oaks 99 Tarrant

Terri Hodge D Dallas 100 Dallas

Thomas Latham R Mesquite 101 Dallas

Tony Goolsby R Dallas 102 Dallas

Rafael Anchia D Dallas 103 Dallas

Roberto R. Alonzo D Dallas 104 Dallas

Linda Harper-Brown R Irving 105 Dallas

d106}} D Grand Prairie 106 Dallas

Allen Vaught D Dallas 107 Dallas

Dan Branch R Dallas 108 Dallas

Helen Giddings D De Soto 109 Dallas

Barbara Mallory Caraway D Dallas 110 Dallas

Yvonne Davis D Dallas 111 Dallas

Fred Hill R Richardson 112 Dallas

Joe Driver R Garland 113 Dallas

Will Ford Hartnett R Dallas 114 Dallas

Jim Jackson R Carrollton 115 Dallas

Trey Martinez Fischer D San Antonio 116 Bexar

David McQuade Leibowitz D San Antonio 117 Bexar

Joe Farias D San Antonio 118 Bexar

Roland Gutierrez D San Antonio 119 Bexar

Ruth McClendon D San Antonio 120 Bexar

Joe Straus R San Antonio 121 Bexar

Frank Corte, Jr. R San Antonio 122 Bexar

Mike Villarreal D San Antonio 123 Bexar

Jose Menendez D San Antonio 124 Bexar

Joaquin Castro D San Antonio 125 Bexar

Patricia Harless R Spring 126 Harris

Joe Crabb R Kingwood 127 Harris

Wayne Smith R Baytown 128 Harris

John E. Davis R Houston 129 Harris

Corbin Van Arsdale R Houston 130 Harris

Alma Allen D Houston 131 Harris

William "Bill" Callegari R Houston 132 Harris

Jim Murphy R Houston 133 Harris

Ellen Cohen D Houston 134 Harris

Gary Elkins R Houston 135 Harris

Beverly Woolley R Houston 136 Harris

Scott Hochberg D Houston 137 Harris

Dwayne Bohac R Houston 138 Harris

Sylvester Turner D Houston 139 Harris

Kevin Bailey D Houston 140 Harris

Senfronia Thompson D Houston 141 Harris

Harold V. Dutton, Jr. D Houston 142 Harris

Ana Hernandez D Houston 143 Harris

Robert Talton R Pasadena 144 Harris

Rick Noriega D Houston 145 Harris

Borris Miles D Houston 146 Harris

Garnet Coleman D Houston 147 Harris

Jessica Cristina Farrar D Houston 148 Harris

Hubert Vo D Houston 149 Harris

Debbie Riddle R Houston 150 Harris

: The incumbent, Republican Glenda Dawson, died before the election but after she could be replaced on the ballot. She won the November election, and was replaced by Mike O'Day (R-Pearland), elected on January 16, 2007 in a special election run-off. [1] He was sworn into office on January 25, 2007. [2]

: State Rep. Kirk England of Grand Prairie served as a Republican during the regular session, but joined the Democratic Party on September 19, 2007. [3]

: State Rep. Anna Mowrey, a Republican, resigned and was replaced in a special election by Dan Barrett, a Democrat elected on December 18, 2007 [4]

: State Rep. Robert Puente (D-San Antonio) resigned on February 1, 2008. [5]

2008 Elections

Incumbents retiring or seeking other offices

Incumbents defeated in primary

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