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How Do They Rank?

Posted January 31, 2013
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Speaker Joe Straus released the committee assignments for members of the Texas House today. There has been much shuffling and turnover in the House coming into the session. So, just how do the members of key committees rank on our latest scorecard based on key votes from the last legislative session? Take a look.

Texas State Capitol Building in AustinHouse Insurance Committee: Oversees insurance market and handles all legislation related to the insurance industry and policyholder protections.

John Smithee, Chair

  • 7% Overall Score
  • 0% Insurance Votes

Craig Eiland, Vice Chair

  • 97% Overall Score
  • 95% Insurance Votes

Greg Bonnen

  • Freshman Legislator, No Previous Voting Record

Brandon Creighton

  • 0% Overall Score
  • 0% Insurance Votes

Geanie Morrison

  • o% Overall Score
  • 0% Insurance Votes

Sergio Munoz, Jr.

  • 96% Overall Score
  • 95% Insurance Votes

Kenneth Sheets

  • 3% Overall Score
  • 0% Insurance Votes

Chris Turner

  • No Previous Voting Record

House Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee: Oversees Texas courts and handles legislation related to access to the civil justice system and legal accountability for wrongdoers.

Tryon Lewis, Chair

  • 0% Overall Score
  • 0% Access to Courts/Accountability Votes

Jessica Farrar, Vice Chair

  • 100% Overall Score
  • 100% Access to Courts/Accountability Votes

Marsha Farney

  • Freshman Legislator, No Previous Voting Record

Lance Gooden

  • 3% Overall Score
  • 7% Access to Courts/Accountability Votes

Ana Hernandez Luna

  • 100% Overall Score
  • 100% Access to Courts/Accountability Votes

Todd Hunter

  • 7% Overall Score
  • 0% Access to Courts/Accountability Votes

Ken King

  • Freshman Legislator, No Previous Voting Record

Richard Pena Raymond

  • 97% Overall Score
  • 100% Access to Courts/Accountability Votes

Senfronia Thompson

  • 97% Overall Score
  • 100% Access to Courts/Accountability Votes
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