Suzuki 3 Ami Suzuki Sherry Sharifian Government 2306 11 February 2018 Texas State Senate District 16 According to Who Represents Me?, the district with my address and ZIP code belongs to the Texas State Senate District 16. 1 This district is represented by Senator Don Huffines. Huffines is affiliated with the Republic Party of Texas, and he has served as a Senator since the 84th Legislature in 2015. His family began as farmers in Texas. Since the generation of His grandparents, he and his family have succeeded as businessmen in the DFW area. Huffines serves as Vice-Chair of the Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Border Security Committee, on the Senate Intergovernmental Relations, Education, Administration, and Natural Resource and Economic …show more content…
The Senate of Texas shows the 2010-2014 estimates of Texas State Senate District 16 in categories of population, age, education, employment, and election. 2 First, the total population of District 16 is 846,307. 20 % of the population moved into the district in the past twelve months. This fact shows that the area is growing, and it predicts a prosperous population in the future. The larger population is 18 to 64 years old and the total is 557,140. The percentage of this group is greater than the state’s percentage. This explains that many people who can be counted as a workforce live in this district. However, the population under seventeen years is 24.3 %, and it predicts a little lower rate of future workforce in proportion. Having 38.6 % of people who have a second language is the …show more content…
First, it will be difficult to maintain children’s academic levels because this district has a diverse community. Strengthening bilingual education by including other language than Spanish and also offering free tutoring service or assistance could be an effective way to solve the issue. Second, for business owners prosper in this area, we need to create and maintain a better environment and support. Economic growth could also affect job opportunities for residents regardless of their education levels. Last, the balance between the large population of highly educated wealthy residents and other population would be important. Although educated and wealthy residents directly bring economic interests to the district, the policies should not focus on only
He is known for his other roles as being a president of the Western Interstate Region. He is currently the Vice-Chair of Natural Resources and Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials. In addition, Brian Dahle is involved in several committees and affiliations (Brian Dahle Assembly Member, California’s 1st district, n.d.). Assembly member Dahle continues to support multiple AB bills. Some of the AB bills he supports are AB 2213-Medi-Cal: non-designated public hospitals, AB 1980-Memorial to California firefighters: modifications, and AB 1845-Protected species: take rough sculpin (Ballotpedia,
Texas is an immense state itself, with problems left and right and not a solution to many of them. The city of Brownsville is often forgotten and not given much attention when it comes to economic issues regarding the education level. Education in Brownsville might not be superior to other schools in the North because they an advantageous education system considering their rich economy. The BISD (Brownsville Independent School District) school organization is often criticized on the criteria of the low economic status the people of Brownsville obtain.
The current House of Representative for the city of Flagstaff is Democrat, Tom O’Halleran. The next House member I chose was Republican, Paul Gosar. He is in charge of the 4th district, which I grew up exactly right next too with Meridian St. splitting the 2 areas apart. I plan to someday move to this district, so it is important to see who represents it and their political beliefs (govtrack.us). Andy Biggs, on
Previous representatives include Ben Chandler, who was a Democrat and served from February 17th, 2004 to January 3rd, 2013, and Ernie Fletcher, who was a Republican and served from January 3rd 1999 to December 8th, 2013 after resigning when elected Governor of Kentucky. In very recent years, from 1979 to present, Representatives have had a “tug-of-war” game with elected Representatives’ party affiliations switching from Republican to Democrat between every election. However, from 1979 to 1866, Kentucky’s 6th district was represented solely by Democrats with only one Republican representative being elected within 113 years. During this time, in 1931, Kentucky 6th congressional district was changed to an at-large district and continues to use the at-large voting system to this
An Open Letter To The Oklahoma State Senate: ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!? Seriously? For the first time in my life you have me ashamed to be an Oklahoman. Here we are in the middle of the worst budget crisis in the history of the state since the Great Depression, and what are you doing? Passing bills to outlaw abortion in Oklahoma.
Introduction: The constitutions of the US and Texas are tied to political culture and fundamentally influence politics. Political culture fundamentally influences by broadly shared values, beliefs, and attitudes about how the government should work and politics should operate. The American political culture highlights the values liberty, equality, and democracy. Political cultures in the U.S have an effect on how people participate in politics and how individuals and institutions interact. According to chapter 1 on the textbook Daniel Elazar established a scheme for the state political culture.
During the ten years period the Anglo majority varied from 60.7% to 53.1. The term Anglos includes such nations as Jews, Irish and Poles. At the same time the number of Hispanic increased from 25.5% to 32%. Coupled with this, the percentage of Asian Americans and African Americans increased as well (Lineberry et al. 670). Furthemore,
The Texas legislative process is governed by the Texas constitution as well as the House of Representative and the Senate. Its primary function is to enact laws to provide for the health, welfare, education, environment, and economic and general well-being of the citizens of Texas. It also establishes public policy through the passage of bills and resolutions and proposes amendments to the state constitution, which are then submitted to the voters for approval or disapproval. When a bill is proposed, it must go through the legislative process before it becomes a law. The legislative process is very long and has many steps.
Texas legislatures have other sources of employment, receive $7,200 per year with a per diem allowance for expenses and meet only 140 days once every two years. According to Rick Perry, the Texas model reduces propensity to corruptions since additional employment is required in the private sector to supplement the low salary. According to Perry’s reasoning, the temptation to pass laws restricting liberties is also reduced by the part-time legislature having a small, limited time frame.
Illegal immigration has played a major role in the state’s population. There are approximately 2 million illegal immigrants in Texas and most of them are from Mexico. This is one of the reason behind the dramatical increase in population of Texas. Measures are being taken to control the number of illegal immigrants from entering the
Revising the US Senate... The US Senate is the least representative legislative and worst branch of a government body in the democratic world. An ever shrinking minority of voters has the power to obstruct policies favored by the majority of the American people. From the 18th century to the present, the ratio of large- to small-state populations has grown from 19-to-1 to 66-to-1.
March 4, 1836 Texas has declared independence. Everyone in the mission is celebrating. Being able to see our future has raised our spirits. Though, the celebration was short lived. The man on guard over, Andrew Duvalt, noticed the Mexican army gained about one thousand troops over night.
Governor Sam Brownback and the Election of 2010 The 2010 Kansas gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 2010. Incumbent Governor Mark Parkinson, a former Republican who switched to the Democratic Party, had assumed office when the previous Governor Kathleen Sebelius was sworn in as the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Barack Obama. Governor Parkinson declined to seek election, even though he had labored to get a stimulus package from the federal government for Kansas. United States Senator Sam Brownback, who unsuccessfully ran for president in 2008, emerged as the Republican nominee, facing off against Democratic State Senator Tom Holland, who was unopposed for his party's nomination.
The annexation of Texas occurred in the early 1800’s. American colonists were expanding into the Northern sector of the Rio Grande, which developed the need for Texas to become a part of the United States. In the South, the people supported the drive toward the annexation of Texas, but the Northerners opposed this idea. Texas was another slave state and the nature of their society did not appear appealing to the North.
Political culture establishes the backdrop against which politics unfold, it establishes the outer limits of what is possible, or even probable in the political realm. Texas political culture can be described as traditionalistic and individualistic. Texas traditionalist political culture believes in the values that policies are designed to preserve social order in the state, politicians come from society’s elite, and politicians have a family obligation to govern. While on the other hand, individualistic political culture believes that government should be limited when it comes to the lives of the public, individual rights of the citizens should be the main focus of a government rule, and a stronger support of personal politics rather than elitism. Texas also has a strong populism influence.