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Texas Legislature 2019

In 2012, there were 19 Republican women in the Texas House. Now, there are six.

In addition to the six House members, there are six female Republicans in the state Senate. Republican lawmakers and political operatives are hoping to make moves now to get those numbers up after the 2020 election.

House and Senate Republican women of the 86th Legislative session.

Texas Legislature 2019

The 86th Legislature runs from Jan. 8 to May 27. From the state budget to health care to education policy — and the politics behind it all — we focus on what Texans need to know about the biennial legislative session.

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“The Republican Party will be stronger overall when it’s not just one side of the aisle that has elected officials who look like our daughters.”

— Emily Kebodeaux Cook, 2018 Texas House candidate

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