Environment Texas Releases 2009 Legislative Scorecard

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Fifteen Texas reps – all Democrats – earned a perfect score for the 2009 legislative session based on their pro-environment votes, according to Environment Texas. They were:

Roberto Alonzo (D – Dallas)Carol Alvarado (D – Houston)Valinda Bolton (D – Austin)Lon Burnam (D – Fort Worth)Garnet Coleman (D – Houston)Joe Farias (D – San Antonio)Pete Gallego (D – Alpine)Ana Hernandez (D – Houston)Abel Herrero (D – Robstown)David Leibowitz (D – San Antonio)Diana Maldonado (D – Round Rock)Armando Martinez (D – Weslaco)Joseph Moody (D – El Paso)Marc Veasey (D – Fort Worth)Armando Walle (D – Houston)

The five lowest scoring reps (13%) were:

Allen Fletcher (R – Tomball)Dan Flynn (R – Van)Tim Kleinschmidt (R – Lexington)Ken Paxton (R – McKinney)Debbie Riddle (R – Tomball)

The lowest scoring House Democrat was Rep. Al Edwards (D – Houston), with 50%.

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“An unprecedented nineteen state Senators voted the pro-environment position 100% of the time,” according to Environment Texas. They were:

All 12 Senate Democrats… Plus Republicans:

Kip Averitt (R – Waco)John Carona (R – Dallas)Robert Deuell (R – Greenville)Robert Duncan (R – Lubbock)Kevin Eltife (R – Tyler)Kel Seliger (R – Amarillo) Jeff Wentworth (R – San Antonio)

Three Senators had the lowest score of 43%:

Jane Nelson (R – Lewisville) Robert Nichols (R – Jacksonville)Dan Patrick (R – Houston)

For full results, go here.

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Forrest Wilder, a native of Wimberley, Texas, is the editor of the Observer.


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