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Senator John Whitmire
Democratic, District 15

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Wikipedia Bio

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.

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Office Addresses

  • District

    803 Yale Street
    Houston, TX 77007
    Phone713-864-8701
    FAX713-864-5287
  • Capitol

    Post Office Box 12068, Capitol Station
    Austin, TX 78711
    Phone512-463-0115

Roles

Senate, session 81st Senate, session 82nd Senate, session 83rd

News & Blog Coverage

  • Probation program set for trial run in Fort Worth (pegasusnews.com)
    Aug 9, 2012
    The 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 (statesman.com)
    Aug 9, 2012
    Sen. 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

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All By Industry

  • Unknown
    $915,394.00
  • Attorneys & Law Firms
    $665,665.00
  • Residential Construction
    $268,100.00
  • Liquor Wholesalers
    $227,450.00
  • Police & Firefighters Unions & Associations
    $132,750.00
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Top Individual Contributions

  • Pediatric Dentists Association
    $77,005.00
  • Morris Architects Civic Action Fund
    $40,000.00
  • Border Health
    $25,000.00
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