Third in an ongoing series.
Following the swearing in of Art Fierro (D-El Paso) earlier this week, there are now 28 freshmen legislators in the House and six freshmen legislators in the Senate.
They stretch across 31 (out of 34) House committees and 14 (out of 16) Senate committees.
All freshmen legislators in the House sit on at least two committees and at most three committees, with a few who also sit on subcommittees.
House Committee Assignments
|Districts||Name||Committee 1||Committee 2||Committee 3|
|4||Bell, Keith of Kaufman (R)||Criminal Jurisprudence||Public Education|
|8||Harris, Cody (R)||Energy Resources||Local & Consent Calendars||Natural Resources|
|13||Leman, Ben (R)||Land & Resource Management||Redistricting||Transportation|
|23||Middleton, Mayes (R)||Elections||Local & Consent Calendars||Urban Affairs|
|37||Dominguez, Alex (D)||County Affairs||Natural Resources|
|45||Zwiener, Erin (D)||Agriculture & Livestock||Environmental Regulation|
|46||Cole, Sheryl (D)||County Affairs||Redistricting||Ways & Means|
|47||Goodwin, Vikki (D)||Homeland Security & Public Safety||Urban Affairs|
|52||Talarico, James (D)||Juvenile Justice & Family Issues||Public Education|
|54||Buckley, Brad (R)||Agriculture & Livestock||Local & Consent Calendars||Appropriations|
|62||Smith, Reggie (R)||Appropriations||Judiciary & Civil Jurispudence|
|65||Beckley, Michelle (D)||Agriculture & Livestock||Business and Industry|
|79||Fierro, Art (D)||Agriculture & Livestock||Elections|
|89||Noble, Candy (R)||General Investigating||Human Services||Ways & Means|
|102||Ramos, Ana-Maria (D)||Defense & Veterans’ Affairs||Natural Resources|
|104||Gonzalez, Jessica (D)||Criminal Jurisprudence||Urban Affairs|
|105||Meza, Terry (D)||Agriculture & Livestock||Human Services||Resolutions Calendar|
|106||Patterson, Jared (R)||Business and Industry||Resolutions Calendar||Urban Affairs|
|109||Sherman Sr., Carl (D)||Appropriations||Corrections||House Administration|
|113||Bowers, Rhetta Andrews (D)||Juvenile Justice & Family Issues||Local & Consent Calendars||Corrections|
|114||Turner, John (D)||Appropriations||Environmental Regulation|
|115||Johnson, Julie (D)||Insurance||Judiciary & Civil Jurispudence|
|118||Pacheco, Leo (D)||Criminal Jurisprudence||General Investigating||Higher Education|
|121||Allison, Steve (R)||Public Education||Public Health|
|125||TBD||Defense & Veterans’ Affairs||Juvenile Justice & Family Issues|
|126||Harless, Sam (R)||Licensing & Administrative Procedures||State Affairs|
|132||Calanni, Gina (D)||Homeland Security & Public Safety||Juvenile Justice & Family Issues|
|135||Rosenthal, Jon (D)||County Affairs||Energy Resources|
|136||Bucy III, John (D)||Culture, Recreation & Tourism||Elections|
All freshmen legislators in the Senate sit on at least three committees and at most five committees.
Nearly all the freshmen in both the House and Senate are appointed as members of the committee and not leadership positions.
The exceptions include Senator Pat Fallon (R-Prosper), who was appointed vice-chair of Administration Committee, and Senator Angela Paxton (R-McKinney), who was appointed vice-chair of the newly created Property Tax Committee. In that position, she will oversee one of Governor Abbott’s emergency items this session, property tax reform.
Senate Committee Assignments
|Districts||Name||Committee 1||Committee 2||Committee 3||Committee 4||Committee 5|
|6||Alvarado, Carol (D)||Intergovernmental Relations||Transportation||Water & Rural Affairs|
|8||Paxton, Angela (R)||Natural Resources & Economic Development||Business & Commerce||Education||Property Tax|
|10||Powell, Beverly (D)||Education||Health & Human Services||Higher Education|
|16||Johnson, Nathan (D)||Veteran Affairs & Border Security||Health & Human Services||Water & Rural Affairs||Administration|
|19||Flores, Peter (R)||Natural Resources & Economic Development||Health & Human Services||Finance||Criminal Justice|
|30||Fallon, Pat (R)||Natural Resources & Economic Development||Intergovernmental Relations||Administration||Education||State Affairs|