Tribpedia: Chris Harris

State Rep. Scott Hochberg, D-Houston, speaks to the press about two school finance measures filed on March 8, 2011
State Rep. Scott Hochberg, D-Houston, speaks to the press about two school finance measures filed on March 8, 2011

Updated: The 2012 Quit List

So far, 27 26 members of the Texas House, four members of the Texas Senate, three State Board of Education members and two U.S. congressmen have said they won't seek re-election.

Sen. John Carona (r) R-Dallas, and Sen. Chris Harris (l), R-Dallas, listen to Sen. Eddie Lucio object to the the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) bill passed out of the Senate Business and Commerce Committee on June 22, 2011.
Sen. John Carona (r) R-Dallas, and Sen. Chris Harris (l), R-Dallas, listen to Sen. Eddie Lucio object to the the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) bill passed out of the Senate Business and Commerce Committee on June 22, 2011.

Campaign Roundup: The Week's Political News

State campaign news, candidate announcements, retirements and rumors from the past week.

State Rep. Will Hartnett (r), R-Dallas, listens to a question from the back mike as State Rep. Rene' Oliveira (l), D-Brownsville, waits on May 6, 2011.
State Rep. Will Hartnett (r), R-Dallas, listens to a question from the back mike as State Rep. Rene' Oliveira (l), D-Brownsville, waits on May 6, 2011.

Campaign Chatter

Chris Harris and Will Hartnett say they won't be back, but the horde of candidates for state and federal legislative seats is growing.

State Sen. John Carona, right, and Sen. Chris Harris listen to Sen. Eddie Lucio object to a Texas Windstorm Insurance Association bill passed out of the Senate Business and Commerce Committee on June 22, 2011.
State Sen. John Carona, right, and Sen. Chris Harris listen to Sen. Eddie Lucio object to a Texas Windstorm Insurance Association bill passed out of the Senate Business and Commerce Committee on June 22, 2011.

Harris Won't Run Again; Vandergriff's In

State Sen. Chris Harris, R-Arlington, won't seek another term in the Texas Legislature, he said Monday, and he encouraged Victor Vandergriff to get into the race. UPDATE: Vandergriff says he's in.

Sen. Florence Shapiro (l), R-Plano, visits with Health & Human Services Committee chairman Sen. Jane Nelson on May 3, 2011.
Sen. Florence Shapiro (l), R-Plano, visits with Health & Human Services Committee chairman Sen. Jane Nelson on May 3, 2011.

Higher-Octane Partisans

Partisan changes in the Legislature are on ice for now. The more important game to watch is for which kinds of Republicans and Democrats are coming to Austin every two years.

Lt. Governor David Dewhurst give a keynote speech. First general session of the Texas Republican Convention featuring Governor Rick Perry and all the other statewide elected officials.
Lt. Governor David Dewhurst give a keynote speech. First general session of the Texas Republican Convention featuring Governor Rick Perry and all the other statewide elected officials.

TribBlog: Musical Chairs

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has shuffled the chairs in the Texas Senate.