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1. Name your state house and state senate representatives, their party affiliation, their gender and race. What is your (state house and state senate) district numbers? Please click on the link below:

Texas Congress Website

Elected Officials Directory

To answer question two you must study chapter three, “Qualifications and Demographics”; “Reapportionment and Redistricting”, and check the provided link below.

2. How representative is the legislature of the people of Texas (Demographically)? In what ways can representation be defined? What reforms would make the legislature more representative?

Demographic Trends and Population Projections for Texas and the North Texas Region

To answer questions 3, you must study chapter three, “The structure and the size of the Texas Legislature”

3. Some people contend that smaller constituencies might allow a wider array of people to participate in state politics, rather than just the “rich” or “well born.” How would you argue in favor of or against this statement? 

(chapter 3: The structure and the size of the Texas Legislature) (minimum 2 to 3 paragraphs)

State

2010 Population

House

Senate

California

37,253,956

465,674

931,349

Texas

25,145,561

167,637

811,147

New York

19,378,102

129,187

307,589

Florida

18,801,310

156,678

470,033

Illinois

12,830,632

108,734

217,468

To answer Question Four you must study “Reapportionment and Redistricting” “Political and Racial Gerrymandering”, Read the assigned articles and watch the videos.

4. To what extent should legislators use race when redistricting? Do you think redistricting is an appropriate tool to provide representation to minority or under-served populations? Why or why not?  

To access the articles, please click on the links below:

Texas redistricting: What it is and how it impacts you in 2021

Texas redistricting case