Senator John Whitmire
Democratic, District 15
John Harris Whitmire (born August 13, 1949) is the longest-serving of current members of the Texas State Senate representing District 15, which includes much of northern Houston, since 1983. Previously he was a member of the Texas House of Representatives from 1973 through 1982. He also served as the Acting Governor of Texas in 1993 as part of the Governor for A Day tradition.
District803 Yale StreetHouston, TX 77007Phone713-864-8701FAX713-864-5287
CapitolPost Office Box 12068, Capitol StationAustin, TX 78711Phone512-463-0115
RolesSenate, session 81st Senate, session 82nd Senate, session 83rd
- Senate Finance-Subcommittee on Fiscal Matters
- Senate Administration Committee
- Senate Criminal Justice Committee
News & Blog Coverage
Probation program set for trial run in Fort Worth
Aug 9The research in Texas is expected to last three years ... It enhances public safety and it saves money,” said state Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston, who chairs the state Senate criminal justice committee. “Nobody can refute that they work.”Pegasus News
Calling in juvenile justice cavalry
Aug 9Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston, who chairs his chamber's Criminal Justice ... At the time, those 2007 scandals seemed to have no end. Problems with the Texas Youth Commission — the agency then in charge of juvenile justice — included reports of sexual ...Austin American-Statesman
No tweets were found for John Whitmire.
SR 36Urging the government of Turkey to uphold and safeguard religious and human r...
June 14, 2011
SR 1Senate Caucus Report.
July 1, 2009
SR 23Recognizing the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Brownsville on the occasio...
July 2, 2009
HB 2119Relating to the requirement that the Texas Correctional Office on Offenders w...
March 3, 2011
SR 129In memory of Dunk Jorden, Jr., of Houston.
June 28, 2011
All By Industry
Attorneys & Law Firms$665,665.00
Police & Firefighters Unions & Associations$132,750.00
Top Individual Contributions
Pediatric Dentists Association$77,005.00
Morris Architects Civic Action Fund$40,000.00
Interest Group Ratings
Primary sources for this person: