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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
  • Capitol

    Post Office Box 12068, Capitol Station
    Austin, TX 78711


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

News & Blog Coverage

  • Probation program set for trial run in Fort Worth (
    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 (
    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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