W3vina.COM Free Wordpress Themes Joomla Templates Best Wordpress Themes Premium Wordpress Themes Top Best Wordpress Themes 2012

Home » Politics-2012 » Currently Reading:

Redistricting: The Personal Impact

April 6, 2012 Politics-2012 No Comments

Two little side effects of redistricting as it impacts me:

- I move from Senate District 17 to Senate District 13, which means that the entertainment value of Senate District Conventions just went up exponentially. I may have to attend one this time around, even if only for anthropological reasons. As far as what it means for who my State Senator is, I guess it’s an upgrade on the merits – lose Joan Huffman; gain Rodney Ellis. They don’t seem to make State Senators the way I like ‘em. But I could do a lot worse.

- Gulfton and a few surrounding areas is also included in the new 7th Congressional District. Yeah – Gulfton and Hedwig Village have a lot to do with one another. But the move means that I’ll now have to concern myself with who to vote for in the primary. Kuff gets going with the interviews for this: James Cargas, Lissa Squiers, and Phillip Andrews. For some reason, losing Al Green for John Culberson really makes me want to revisit that whole “two Hispanic districts in Houston” since that plan had me being represented by Gene Green. Short of Green, there is zero chance of an upgrade in either partisan direction in Harris County. Then again, maybe I’ll see what the commute time looks like from the 14th District after Election Day.

Related Posts:

Search This Site:

Categories

Comment on this Article:







Related Articles:

Sunday Special Session-ing

June 23, 2013

If it’s Sunday, we must still be doing some redistricting. On today’s agenda is that the Senate may or may not consider the House-passed SB3 for the State House maps. Of course, there’s also a boatload of abortion activity that both chambers will look at today and somewhere in the world, Jonathan Stickland is already [...]

Third Reading for House Redistricting

June 21, 2013

The House is looking to pass the Redistricting maps on third reading today. There are reports that there may be further amendments for the House map. It seems as if not everybody had consistent information on whether amendments were allowable, preferred, desired, or what have you. There were also reports from yesterday that the Attorney [...]

Legislative Liveblogging: The House Does Redistricting

June 20, 2013

The floor of the House is in something approaching “motion” right now. I’m just waiting around for the redistricting bills to come up and I’ll be liveblogging that portion of the events. Trey Martinez Fischer will have some alternatives for different regions of the state. There’s also a resurrected amendment that Hubert Vo offered in [...]

A Very Formal House Redistricting Liveblog

June 18, 2013

The House committee members are getting to their seats as I type. I expect the level of official action to be lower than those actions that might shed some light on either the floor fight or court case for redistricting today. We’ll see when we see … 9:10 am … roll call. Darby begins with [...]

House Redistricting Hearing: The Final Liveblog? (of 2013)

June 17, 2013

What I believe will be the final committee hearing in the House on redistricting is about to begin. So be forewarned that there will be live-blogging …. There is literally not a whole lot of anything going on yet in the committee room (at least via the live video feed). So I’ll take the time [...]

Archives

Blogroll (apolitical)

Newsroll (Int'l)