A Conversation with Reps. Celia Israel, Eddie Rodriguez and Paul Workman

  • Thursday, January 14, 2016
  • 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Conversation begins at 12 p.m.
  • St. Edward's University
    3001 S. Congress Ave., Austin, Texas 78704
  • Questions? Please email or call us at 512-716-8691.

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Please join us for lunch and a conversation with Austin state Reps. Celia IsraelEddie Rodriguez and Paul Workman at St. Edward's University in Austin, moderated by Texas Tribune CEO and editor-in-chief Evan Smith.

Israel, D-Austin, was elected in 2014 to represent House District 50. She is a member of the House Elections and Transportation committees and serves on the Long-Term Infrastructure Planning Subcommittee. Israel is also a real estate agent with Home and Hearth Realty. She previously served on the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Alliance for Public Transportation.

Rodriguez, D-Austin, has represented House District 51 since 2003. He serves as vice chairman of the House Environmental Regulation Committee and is a member of the Calendars and Economic & Small Business Development committees. He also serves as vice chairman of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus. In addition, Rodriguez sits on the boards of the Capital Area Council of Governments and the Alliance for Public Transportation.

Workman, R-Austin, has represented House District 47 since 2010. He serves as vice chairman of the State & Federal Power & Responsibility Select Committee and is a member of the Insurance and Natural Resources committees. Workman is a retired captain in the U.S. Army Reserves and is the founder of Austin-based Workman Commercial Construction Services, Ltd.

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This event will be held in the Mabee Ballroom on the 3rd Floor of the Ragsdale Center on the St. Edward's University campus. The event is free and open to the public and includes a light lunch. Visitors to campus will park in the free parking garage or adjacent parking lot, located on Woodward Ave. on the Southeast corner of campus (parking map).


This event is presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas and hosted by St. Edward's University. This series of conversations is generously sponsored by AT&T, BP, PepsiCo, Texas A&M University, Walmart and Southwest Airlines, the official airline of Texas Tribune Events. Media support provided by the Austin American-Statesman. Tribune events are also supported through contributions from our founding investors and members.

Disclosure: Though donors and corporate sponsors underwrite The Texas Tribune events, they play no role in determining the content, panelists or line of questioning.