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 9, 2012The 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, 2012Sen. 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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SR 81In memory of Howard Jones, Sr., of Houston.
January 28, 2009
SB 1910Relating to the licensing and regulation of commercial dog and cat breeders a...
March 12, 2009
SB 1805Relating to contracting issues of state agencies, including ethics issues rel...
March 11, 2009
SB 2153Relating to the booting of vehicles by private entities in parking facilities...
March 13, 2009
SB 2088Relating to state and local court costs and fees associated with criminal cases.
March 13, 2009
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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
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