# 2017 TEXAS HOUSE, RANKED FROM LIB LEFT TO CONS RIGHT

**[“You can run, but you cannot hide.” Many Texas Representatives run as conservatives, but are they really? **

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**The statistical data below has been prepared by Mark P. Jones (a Fellow at Rice University/Baker Institute); he has analyzed the 2017 Regular Session of the Texas Legislature. This should tell voters all they need to know whenever they next go into the voting booth. **

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**As of 7.18.17, the Texas Legislature is now in Special Session. How are these Texas Reps going to vote on such issues as “No Men in Women’s Bathrooms,” “Daughters Not Dollars”? **

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**Will Texas Reps decide it is more important to protect women and girls from sexual predators who so easily could gain access to these private facilities by pretending to be transgenders, or will the Reps listen to the big business conglomerates funded by LGBTQ activist and megadonor Tim Gill? **

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**Will Texas Reps do the right thing and protect school children who return to classes this fall? Children cannot “unsee” the private parts of people’s bodies that are exposed in school bathrooms. **

**Surely thinking adults can come together to protect our school children by preserving their dignity and any naivete they still have left in this sexualized culture. Women and girls should not have to worry about their safety whenever they go into dressing rooms and bathing facilities. **

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**The voters are watching. – Donna Garner]**

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**“The 2017 Texas House, Ranked from Liberal Left to Conservative Right”**

**by Mark P. Jones, Texas Tribune**

**7.9.17 **

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**Mark P. Jones is a Fellow in political science at Rice University’s Baker Institute and the Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies at Rice University. He is also a co-author of Texas Politics Today**: 2015-2016 Edition.*

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**Excerpts from this article:**

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**This table ****(****http://tinyurl.com/y8owcw6d)** **contains each representative’s Lib-Con Score and rank-ordered position on the Liberal-Conservative dimension, ranging from 1 (most liberal) to 149 (most conservative)****…**

**The table also details the ideological location of each representative in relation to his or her co-partisans. In each party, every representative’s ideological location was compared with that of his or her party caucus colleagues and then placed into one of seven mutually exclusive, albeit arbitrary, ordinal ideological categories going from left to right:**

**More liberal/less conservative than 2/3****More liberal/less conservative than 1/2****More liberal/less conservative than 1/3****Democratic/Republican center****More conservative than 1/3****More conservative than 1/2****More conservative than 2/3**

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**(RANKED IN ORDER FROM MOST LIBERAL (1) TO MOST CONSERVATIVE (149) (Speaker Joe Straus Doesn’t Cast Votes and Isn’t Ranked) **

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**1 Ortega, Lina D -1.97 More Liberal than 2/3 of Ds**

**2 Turner, Chris D -1.92 More Liberal than 1/2 of Ds**

**3 Hinojosa, Gina D -1.90 More Liberal than 1/2 of Ds**

**4 Blanco, César D -1.82 More Liberal than 1/3 of Ds**

**5 Dukes, Dawna D -1.81 More Liberal than 1/3 of Ds**

**6 Arévalo, Diana D -1.80 More Liberal than 1/3 of Ds**

**7 Bernal, Diego D -1.79 More Liberal than 1/3 of Ds**

**8 Howard, Donna D -1.76 More Liberal than 1/3 of Ds**

**9 Rodriguez, Justin D -1.75 More Liberal than 1/3 of Ds**

**10 Minjarez, Ina D -1.73 More Liberal than 1/3 of Ds**

**11 Walle, Armando D -1.67 Democratic Center**

**12 Rose, Toni D -1.67 Democratic Center**

**13 Moody, Joe D -1.64 Democratic Center**

**14 González, Mary D -1.64 Democratic Center**

**15 Israel, Celia D -1.63 Democratic Center**

**16 Johnson, Eric D -1.63 Democratic Center**

**17 Reynolds, Ron D -1.61 Democratic Center**

**18 Anchia, Rafael D -1.61 Democratic Center**

**19 Farrar, Jessica D -1.61 Democratic Center**

**20 Collier, Nicole D -1.61 Democratic Center**

**21 Rodriguez, Eddie D -1.61 Democratic Center**

**22 Cortez, Philip D -1.58 Democratic Center**

**23 Wu, Gene D -1.56 Democratic Center**

**24 Neave, Victoria D -1.55 Democratic Center**

**25 Gervin-Hawkins, Barbara D -1.54 Democratic Center**

**26 Thierry, Shawn D -1.54 Democratic Center**

**27 Hernandez, Ana D -1.53 Democratic Center**

**28 Alvarado, Carol D -1.53 Democratic Center**

**29 Vo, Hubert D -1.53 Democratic Center**

**30 Martinez, Armando D -1.52 Democratic Center**

**31 Perez, Mary Ann D -1.48 Democratic Center**

**32 Romero, Jr., Ramon D -1.48 Democratic Center**

**33 Coleman, Garnet D -1.47 Democratic Center**

**34 Allen, Alma D -1.46 Democratic Center**

**35 Davis, Yvonne D -1.46 Democratic Center**

**36 Uresti, Tomas D -1.45 Democratic Center**

**37 Giddings, Helen D -1.43 Democratic Center**

**38 Alonzo, Roberto D -1.41 Democratic Center**

**39 Oliveira, René D -1.36 Democratic Center**

**40 Gutierrez, Roland D -1.35 Democratic Center**

**41 Muñoz, Jr., Sergio D -1.35 Democratic Center**

**42 Nevárez, Poncho D -1.35 Democratic Center**

**43 Guerra, Bobby D -1.34 More Conservative than 1/3 of Ds**

**44 Lucio, III, Eddie D -1.33 More Conservative than 1/3 of Ds**

**45 Thompson, Senfronia D -1.31 More Conservative than 1/3 of Ds**

**46 Herrero, Abel D -1.28 More Conservative than 1/3 of Ds**

**47 Deshotel, Joe D -1.28 More Conservative than 1/3 of Ds**

**48 Dutton, Jr., Harold D -1.24 More Conservative than 1/2 of Ds**

**49 Longoria, Oscar D -1.20 More Conservative than 1/2 of Ds**

**50 Johnson, Jarvis D -1.19 More Conservative than 2/3 of Ds**

**51 Peña Raymond, Richard D -1.13 More Conservative than 2/3 of Ds**

**52 Canales, Terry D -1.12 More Conservative than 2/3 of Ds**

**53 King, Tracy D -1.12 More Conservative than 2/3 of Ds**

**54 Guillen, Ryan D -1.07 More Conservative than 2/3 of Ds**

**55 Pickett, Joe D -1.07 More Conservative than 2/3 of Ds**

**56 Davis, Sarah R -0.75 Less Conservative than 2/3 of Rs**

**57 Sheffield, J.D. R -0.55 Less Conservative than 2/3 of Rs**

**58 Clardy, Travis R -0.50 Less Conservative than 2/3 of Rs**

**59 King, Ken R -0.50 Less Conservative than 2/3 of Rs**

**60 Geren, Charlie R -0.46 Less Conservative than 2/3 of Rs**

**61 Gooden, Lance R -0.46 Less Conservative than 2/3 of Rs**

**62 Kacal, Kyle R -0.44 Less Conservative than 2/3 of Rs**

**63 Raney, John R -0.44 Less Conservative than 2/3 of Rs**

**64 VanDeaver, Gary R -0.42 Less Conservative than 2/3 of Rs**

**65 Huberty, Dan R -0.42 Less Conservative than 2/3 of Rs**

**66 Shine, Hugh R -0.42 Less Conservative than 2/3 of Rs**

**67 Lambert, Stan R -0.42 Less Conservative than 2/3 of Rs**

**68 Darby, Drew R -0.40 Less Conservative than 2/3 of Rs**

**69 Bailes, Ernest R -0.40 Less Conservative than 2/3 of Rs**

**70 Zerwas, John R -0.40 Less Conservative than 2/3 of Rs**

**71 Villalba, Jason R -0.40 Less Conservative than 1/2 of Rs**

**72 Larson, Lyle R -0.40 Less Conservative than 2/3 of Rs**

**73 Paddie, Chris R -0.38 Less Conservative than 1/2 of Rs**

**74 Lozano, J.M. R -0.37 Less Conservative than 1/2 of Rs**

**75 Ashby, Trent R -0.34 Less Conservative than 1/2 of Rs**

**76 Koop, Linda R -0.34 Less Conservative than 1/2 of Rs**

**77 Wray, John R -0.32 Less Conservative than 1/2 of Rs**

**78 Morrison, Geanie R -0.32 Less Conservative than 1/2 of Rs**

**79 Price, Four R -0.31 Less Conservative than 1/2 of Rs**

**80 Gonzales, Larry R -0.31 Less Conservative than 1/2 of Rs**

**81 Kuempel, John R -0.30 Less Conservative than 1/2 of Rs**

**82 Cook, Byron R -0.29 Less Conservative than 1/2 of Rs**

**83 Burkett, Cindy R -0.28 Less Conservative than 1/2 of Rs**

**84 Workman, Paul R -0.28 Less Conservative than 1/2 of Rs**

**85 Stucky, Lynn R -0.27 Less Conservative than 1/2 of Rs**

**86 Stephenson, Phil R -0.26 Less Conservative than 1/2 of Rs**

**87 Roberts, Kevin R -0.25 Less Conservative than 1/2 of Rs**

**88 Frullo, John R -0.25 Less Conservative than 1/2 of Rs**

**89 Phelan, Dade R -0.24 Less Conservative than 1/3 of Rs**

**90 Meyer, Morgan R -0.23 Less Conservative than 1/3 of Rs**

**91 Smithee, John R -0.23 Less Conservative than 1/3 of Rs**

**92 Oliverson, Tom R -0.21 Less Conservative than 1/3 of Rs**

**93 Cosper, Scott R -0.21 Less Conservative than 1/3 of Rs**

**94 Flynn, Dan R -0.19 Less Conservative than 1/3 of Rs**

**95 Anderson, Charles “Doc” R -0.19 Less Conservative than 1/3 of Rs**

**96 Hunter, Todd R -0.19 Less Conservative than 1/3 of Rs**

**97 Murphy, Jim R -0.18 Less Conservative than 1/3 of Rs**

**98 Button, Angie Chen R -0.16 Less Conservative than 1/3 of Rs**

**99 Elkins, Gary R -0.14 Less Conservative than 1/3 of Rs**

**100 Craddick, Tom R -0.12 More Conservative than 1/3 of Rs**

**101 Miller, Rick R -0.12 More Conservative than 1/3 of Rs**

**102 King, Phil R -0.11 More Conservative than 1/3 of Rs**

**103 Parker, Tan R -0.11 More Conservative than only 1/3 of Rs**

**104 Burns, DeWayne R -0.10 More Conservative than 1/3 of Rs**

**105 Thompson, Ed R -0.10 More Conservative than 1/3 of Rs**

**106 Schubert, Leighton R -0.10 More Conservative than 1/3 of Rs**

**107 Bohac, Dwayne R -0.08 More Conservative than 1/3 of Rs**

**108 Dean, Jay R -0.07 More Conservative than 1/3 of Rs**

**109 Holland, Justin R -0.06 More Conservative than 1/3 of Rs**

**110 Frank, James R -0.05 More Conservative than 1/3 of Rs**

**111 Capriglione, Giovanni R -0.05 More Conservative than 1/3 of Rs**

**112 White, James R -0.04 More Conservative than 1/3 of Rs**

**113 Laubenberg, Jodie R -0.04 More Conservative than 1/3 of Rs**

**114 Paul, Dennis R -0.04 More Conservative than 1/3 of Rs**

**115 Dale, Tony R -0.01 More Conservative than 1/3 of Rs**

**116 Faircloth, Wayne R 0.00 More Conservative than 1/3 of Rs**

**117 Cyrier, John R 0.01 More Conservative than 1/3 of Rs**

**118 Landgraf, Brooks R 0.01 More Conservative than 1/2 of Rs**

**119 Anderson, Rodney R 0.01 More Conservative than 1/3 of Rs**

**120 Phillips, Larry R 0.02 More Conservative than 1/2 of Rs**

**121 Klick, Stephanie R 0.03 More Conservative than 1/2 of Rs**

**122 Metcalf, Will R 0.03 More Conservative than 1/2 of Rs**

**123 Murr, Andrew R 0.04 More Conservative than 1/2 of Rs**

**124 Schofield, Mike R 0.05 More Conservative than 1/2 of Rs**

**125 Isaac, Jason R 0.08 More Conservative than 1/2 of Rs**

**126 Bonnen, Dennis R 0.09 More Conservative than 1/2 of Rs**

**127 Goldman, Craig R 0.11 More Conservative than 1/2 of Rs**

**128 Bonnen, Greg R 0.11 More Conservative than 1/2 of Rs**

**129 Burrows, Dustin R 0.12 More Conservative than 1/2 of Rs**

**130 Bell, Jr., Cecil R 0.12 More Conservative than 1/2 of Rs**

**131 Sanford, Scott R 0.17 More Conservative than 2/3 of Rs**

**132 Wilson, Terry R 0.20 More Conservative than 2/3 of Rs**

**133 Keough, Mark R 0.20 More Conservative than 2/3 of Rs**

**134 Hefner, Cole R 0.20 More Conservative than 2/3 of Rs**

**135 Springer, Jr., Drew R 0.25 More Conservative than 2/3 of Rs**

**136 Fallon, Pat R 0.27 More Conservative than 2/3 of Rs**

**137 Simmons, Ron R 0.27 More Conservative than 2/3 of Rs**

**138 Leach, Jeff R 0.34 More Conservative than 2/3 of Rs (Texas House Freedom Caucus Member)**

**139 Krause, Matt R 0.34 More Conservative than 2/3 of Rs (Texas House Freedom Caucus Member)**

**140 Swanson, Valoree R 0.41 More Conservative than 2/3 of Rs (Texas House Freedom Caucus Member)**

**141 Lang, Mike R 0.43 More Conservative than 2/3 of Rs (Texas House Freedom Caucus Member)**

**142 Biedermann, Kyle R 0.45 More Conservative than 2/3 of Rs (Texas House Freedom Caucus Member)**

**143 Shaheen, Matt R 0.46 More Conservative than 2/3 of Rs (Texas House Freedom Caucus Member)**

**144 Zedler, Bill R 0.50 More Conservative than 2/3 of Rs (Texas House Freedom Caucus Member)**

**145 Schaefer, Matt R 0.54 More Conservative than 2/3 of Rs (Texas House Freedom Caucus Member)**

**146 Tinderholt, Tony R 0.61 More Conservative than 2/3 of Rs (Texas House Freedom Caucus Member)**

**147 Stickland, Jonathan R 0.75 More Conservative than 2/3 of Rs (Texas House Freedom Caucus Member)**

**148 Rinaldi, Matt R 0.75 More Conservative than 2/3 of Rs (Texas House Freedom Caucus Member)**

**149 Cain, Briscoe R 0.75 More Conservative than 2/3 of Rs (Texas House Freedom Caucus Member)**

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