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Elected Officials

1.28.11 — TEXAS SENATE COMMITTEES —

RELEASED BY LT. GOV. DAVID DEWHURST 82nd Legislature

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Committee Assignments Party District # Young Conservatives Empower Texans Eagle Forum Heritage Alliance AFP of TX TCC Pledge
ADMINISTRATION
Eltife, Chair R 1 48% 37% 28% 49% C
Uresti, Vice-Chair D 19 30% 40% 24% 37% F
Ogden R 5 62% 53% 54% 58% C
Shapiro R 8 56% 53% 48% 54% C yes
Wentworth R 25 37% 31% 24% 42% F
Whitmire D 15 22% 28% 20% 33% F
Zaffirini D 21 19% 33% 12% 33% F
AGRICULTURE & RURAL
AFFAIRS
Estes, Chair R 30 63% 66% 64% 68% B yes
Uresti, Vice-Chair D 19 30% 40% 24% 37% F
Hegar R 18 67% 78% 52% 67% B yes
Hinojosa D 20 19% 33% 16% 33% D
Jackson R 11 78% 85% 48% 60% A
BUSINESS & COMMERCE
Carona, Chair R 16 39% 40% 36% 49% F yes
Harris, Vice-Chair R 9 64% 44% 57% 58% D
Eltife R 1 48% 37% 28% 49% C
Estes R 30 63% 66% 64% 68% B yes
Jackson R 11 78% 85% 48% 60% A
Lucio D 27 19% 25% 17% 37% F
Van de Putte D 26 19% 33% 12% 32% F
Watson D 14 7% 25% 4% 28% F
Whitmire D 15 22% 28% 20% 33% F
CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Whitmire, Chair D 15 22% 28% 20% 33% F
Huffman, Vice-Chair R 17 70% 78% 56% 65% B yes
Carona R 16 39% 40% 36% 49% F yes
Ellis D 13 4% 23% 0% 25% F
Hegar R 18 67% 78% 52% 67% B yes
Hinojosa D 20 19% 33% 16% 33% D
Patrick R 7 85% 81% 68% 65% A yes
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Jackson, Chair R 11 78% 85% 48% 60% A
Fraser, Vice-Chair R 24 82% 86% 64% 68% A
Birdwell R 22 New this session endorsed new senator new senator N/A yes
Eltife R 1 48% 37% 28% 49% C
Harris R 9 64% 44% 57% 58% D
Watson D 14 7% 25% 4% 28% F
Zaffirini D 21 19% 33% 12% 33% F
EDUCATION
Shapiro, Chair R 8 56% 53% 48% 54% C yes
Patrick, Vice-Chair R 7 85% 81% 68% 65% A yes
Carona R 16 39% 40% 36% 49% F yes
Davis D 10 7% 25% 4% 28% F
Gallegos D 6 15% 35% 12% 28% F
Ogden R 5 62% 53% 54% 58% C
Seliger R 31 56% 42% 28% 53% C
Van de Putte D 26 19% 33% 12% 32% F
West D 23 11% 28% 16% 30% F
FINANCE
Ogden, Chair R 5 62% 53% 54% 58% C
Hinojosa, Vice-Chair D 20 19% 33% 16% 33% D
Deuell R 2 41% 43% 32% 49% C
Duncan R 28 56% 38% 36% 49% F
Eltife R 1 48% 37% 28% 49% C
Estes R 30 63% 66% 64% 68% B yes
Lucio D 27 19% 25% 17% 37% F
Nelson R 12 78% 93% 64% 72% B
Patrick R 7 85% 81% 68% 65% A yes
Seliger R 31 56% 42% 28% 53% C
Shapiro R 8 56% 53% 48% 54% C yes
West D 23 11% 28% 16% 30% F
Whitmire D 15 22% 28% 20% 33% F
Williams R 4 67% 57% 64% 65% A yes
Zaffirini D 21 19% 33% 12% 33% F
GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION
Ellis, Chair D 13 4% 23% 0% 25% F
Hegar, Vice-Chair R 18 67% 78% 52% 67% B yes
Birdwell R 22 New this session endorsed new senator new senator N/A yes
Lucio D 27 19% 25% 17% 37% F
Nelson R 12 78% 93% 64% 72% B
Ogden R 5 62% 53% 54% 58% C
Whitmire D 15 22% 28% 20% 33% F
HEALTH & HUMAN
SERVICES
Nelson, Chair R 12 78% 93% 64% 72% B
Deuell, Vice-Chair R 2 41% 43% 32% 49% C
Huffman R 17 70% 78% 56% 65% B yes
Nichols R 3 63% 66% 48% 65% C yes
Patrick R 7 85% 81% 68% 65% A yes
Rodriguez D 9 New this session new senator new senator new senator N/A
Uresti D 19 30% 40% 24% 37% F
West D 23 11% 28% 16% 30% F
Zaffirini D 21 19% 33% 12% 33% F
HIGHER EDUCATION
Zaffirini, Chair D 21 19% 33% 12% 33% F
Birdwell, Vice-Chair R 22 New this session endorsed new senator new senator N/A yes
Duncan R 28 56% 38% 36% 49% F
Huffman R 17 70% 78% 56% 65% B yes
Watson D 14 7% 25% 4% 28% F
Wentworth R 25 37% 31% 24% 42% F
West D 23 11% 28% 16% 30% F
INTERGOVERNMENTAL
RELATIONS
West, Chair D 23 11% 28% 16% 30% F
Nichols, Vice-Chair R 3 63% 66% 48% 65% C yes
Gallegos D 6 15% 35% 12% 28% F
Patrick R 7 85% 81% 68% 65% A yes
Wentworth R 25 37% 31% 24% 42% F
SUBCOMMITTEE ON FLOODING
& EVACUATIONS
Gallegos, Chair D 6 15% 35% 12% 28% F
Nichols R 3 63% 66% 48% 65% C yes
Patrick R 7 85% 81% 68% 65% A yes
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
& TRADE
Lucio, Chair D 27 19% 25% 17% 37% F
Davis, Vice-Chair D 10 7% 25% 4% 28% F
Fraser R 24 82% 86% 64% 68% A
Gallegos D 6 15% 35% 12% 28% F
Rodriguez D 29 New this session new senator new senator new senator N/A
Seliger R 31 56% 42% 28% 53% C
Williams R 4 67% 57% 64% 65% A yes
JURISPRUDENCE
Harris, Chair R 9 64% 44% 57% 58% D
Rodriguez, Vice-Chair D 29 New this session new senator new senator new senator N/A
Carona R 16 39% 40% 36% 49% F yes
Duncan R 28 56% 38% 36% 49% F
Gallegos D 6 15% 35% 12% 28% F
Huffman R 17 70% 78% 56% 65% B yes
Uresti D 19 30% 40% 24% 37% F
NATURAL RESOURCES
Fraser, Chair R 24 82% 86% 64% 68% A
Estes, Vice-Chair R 30 63% 66% 64% 68% B yes
Deuell R R2 41% 43% 32% 49% C
Duncan R 28 56% 38% 36% 49% F
Eltife R 1 48% 37% 28% 49% C
Hegar R 18 67% 78% 52% 67% B yes
Hinojosa D 20 19% 33% 16% 33% D
Jackson R 11 78% 85% 48% 60% A
Nichols R 3 63% 66% 48% 65% C yes
Seliger R 31 56% 42% 28% 53% C
Uresti D 19 30% 40% 24% 37% F
NOMINATIONS
Deuell, Chair R 2 41% 43% 32% 49% C
Hegar, Vice-Chair R 18 67% 78% 52% 67% B yes
Fraser R 24 82% 86% 64% 68% A
Nelson R 12 78% 93% 64% 72% B
Nichols R 3 63% 66% 48% 65% C yes
Rodriguez D 29 New this session new senator new senator new senator N/A
Watson D 14 7% 25% 4% 28% F
SELECT COMMITTEE
Seliger, Chair R 31 56% 42% 28% 53% C
Gallegos, Vice-Chair D 6 15% 35% 12% 28% F
Carona R 16 39% 40% 36% 49% F yes
Eltife R 1 48% 37% 28% 49% C
Estes R 30 63% 66% 64% 68% B yes
Fraser R 24 82% 86% 64% 68% A
Hinojosa D 20 19% 33% 16% 33% D
Huffman R 17 70% 78% 56% 65% B yes
Lucio D 27 19% 25% 17% 37% F
Patrick R 7 85% 81% 68% 65% A yes
Uresti D 19 30% 40% 24% 37% F
Wentworth R 25 37% 31% 24% 42% F
West D 23 11% 28% 16% 30% F
Williams R 4 67% 57% 64% 65% A yes
Zaffirini D 21 19% 33% 12% 33% F
STATE AFFAIRS
Duncan, Chair R 28 56% 38% 36% 49% F
Deuell, Vice-Chair R 2 41% 43% 32% 49% C
Ellis D 13 4% 23% 0% 25% F
Fraser R 24 82% 86% 64% 68% A
Huffman R 17 70% 78% 56% 65% B yes
Jackson R 11 78% 85% 48% 60% A
Lucio D 27 19% 25% 17% 37% F
Van de Putte D 26 19% 33% 12% 32% F
Williams R 4 67% 57% 64% 65% A yes
TRANSPORTATION & H
Williams, Chair R 4 67% 57% 64% 65% A yes
Watson, Vice-Chair D 14 7% 25% 4% 28% F
Davis D 10 7% 25% 4% 28% F
Ellis D 13 4% 23% 0% 25% F
Harris R 9 64% 44% 57% 58% D
Hinojosa D 20 19% 33% 16% 33% D
Nichols R 3 63% 66% 48% 65% C yes
Shapiro R 8 56% 53% 48% 54% C yes
Wentworth R 25 37% 31% 24% 42% F
VETERANS AFFAIRS & NS
Van de Putte, Chair D 26 19% 33% 12% 32% F
Wentworth, Vice-Chair R 25 37% 31% 24% 42% F
Birdwell R 22 New this session endorsed new senator new senator N/A yes
Davis D 10 7% 25% 4% 28% F
Estes R 30 63% 66% 64% 68% B yes