In 2021, white men are still overrepresented in the Texas Legislature

In the Texas Tribune's demographic analysis, the Texas Legislature remains mostly white and male in 2021. When the 87th legislative session begins, 3 of every 5 lawmakers in the state House and Senate will be white, although white Texans make up just 41% of the state's population.

Texas remains a red state despite much anticipated blue wave

With Democrats failing to flip control of the Texas House and rolling snake-eyes on multiple bids to capture Republican-held Congressional districts, Representative Lizzie Fletcher's successful defense of her CD-7 seat in West Houston was a rare bright spot for "Team Blue" 

Texas state legislative elections key to redistricting power

“There is no exaggeration here, the Texas state House is the key to future power in America. It’s the crown jewel of redistricting,” said Vicky Hausman, co-founder of Forward Majority, a Democratic organization that is targeting key Republican-led legislatures in the Nov. 3 elections.