Lots of New Names, but GOP Still Dominates Legislature

Many of the names have changed, but the situation is essentially the same — the Texas Legislature has fewer Republicans in it than before the election, but the GOP still holds commanding majorities in both the House and the Senate.

The current House has 102 Republicans and 48 Democrats. Based on unofficial results reported by the Texas secretary of state's office, the new one will have 95 Republicans and 55 Democrats.

Three incumbents lost Tuesday night, bringing to 49 the number of legislators who won’t be returning for another session in January.

That list included state Reps. Connie Scott, R-Corpus Christi ...

Full Story

Comment Policy

The Texas Tribune is pleased to provide the opportunity for you to share your observations about this story. We encourage lively debate on the issues of the day, but we ask that you refrain from using profanity or other offensive speech, engaging in personal attacks or name-calling, posting advertising, or wandering away from the topic at hand. To comment, you must be a registered user of the Tribune, and your real name will be displayed. Thanks for taking time to offer your thoughts.

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Login | Sign-Up

Sign Up for The Brief

Our daily news summary