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Texas Legislature 2021

Join The Texas Tribune for a live interview with new members of the Texas Senate

State Sens. César Blanco, Roland Gutierrez and Drew Springer will discuss their priorities for the upper chamber and what lessons they’ll bring from their time in the House.

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Join The Texas Tribune at noon Central time Jan. 22 for an interview with three new members of the Texas Senate: César Blanco, D-El Paso; Roland Gutierrez, D-San Antonio; and Drew Springer, R-Muenster. Tribune political reporter Alex Samuels will moderate.

The new state senators — all former members of the Texas House — will discuss their priorities as they head to the Capitol for a challenging legislative session.

Register for the conversation here.

Blanco represents Senate District 29 in El Paso. Previously, he represented House District 76. In 2019, Blanco sat on the House Environmental Regulation Committee and the International Relations and Economic Development Committee.

Gutierrez represents Senate District 19 in San Antonio. Previously, he represented House District 119. In 2019, Gutierrez sat on the House Energy Resources Committee and the Pensions, Investments and Financial Services Committee.

Springer represents Senate District 30 in Wichita Falls. Previously, he represented House District 68. In 2019, Springer served as chair of the Agriculture and Livestock Committee and sat on the Local and Consent Calendars Committee and the State Affairs Committee.

This conversation will be livestreamed starting at noon Central on Friday, Jan. 22, here and on our social media channels.

Programming Note: This event was previously scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 19.

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This conversation is presented by Lone Star College and supported by DoorDash, Texas Association of School Business Officials, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso and TEXAS 2036.

Tribune events are also supported through contributions from our founding investors and members. Though donors and corporate sponsors underwrite Texas Tribune events, they play no role in determining the content, panelists or line of questioning.

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