House Committee on Redistricting to Begin Interim Field Hearings

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The House Committee on Redistricting will begin its interim field hearings in Austin and San Antonio in several days. The Committee will conduct hearings throughout the State of Texas over the next several months. The purpose of the interim field hearings is to solicit public input on the 2021 legislative redistricting process and provide context to the official 2020 Census data that the 87th Legislature will receive by April 2021. Since the Legislature will not receive official data from the U.S. Census Bureau until the 87th session is underway, these interim field hearings seek to maximize the opportunities for Texans to share information they believe relevant to the upcoming redistricting process, including information about communities of interest within our state. As a member of this vital Committee, State Representative James White looks forward to traveling our great state and listening to my fellow Texans’ vision of their representative democracy.

The first hearing will be in Austin, TX, on September 10th, 2019, and subsequent hearings will take place in various cities across the state. I am excited to announce that Southeast Texans are scheduled to have two opportunities to participate in this discussion. The hearings closest to House District 19 are Lufkin and Beaumont. The Committee will post the official postings for the hearings here: https://bit.ly/2L6Qbze.

Tentative Hearing Dates & Locations

9/10/19 – Austin

9/12/19 San Antonio

10/9/19 – Fort Worth

10/10/19 – Dallas

10/22-23/19 – Houston

11/4/19 – Corpus Christi

11/5/19 – Rockport

12/13/19 – Edinburg

12/14/19 – McAllen

1/9-10/20 – El Paso

1/21/20 – Collin County

1/22/20 – Mid-Cities (North Texas)

3/28-29/20 – El Paso

4/15/20 – Marshall

4/16/20 – Lufkin

5/6/20 – Conroe

5/7/20 – Sugarland

5/28/20 – Beaumont

5/29/20 – Galveston

6/15/20 – Odessa

6/16/19 – Midland

6/24/20 – Brenham

9/9/20 – Victoria

9/10/20 – Austin

“It is an honor to be able to serve on this committee and I am grateful to Speaker Dennis Bonnen for the opportunity serve on this Committee. Our hearings throughout the state will ensure that we receive the adequate information to inform our decision when we begin to draft up district maps according to our U.S. and Texas Constitutions and the laws of our nation and state, when the 87th Legislature convenes,” said State Representative James White. “I encourage Southeast Texans to make sure their elected Texas House of Representatives hear their voices at these important hearings.”

Please do not hesitate to contact Saul Mendoza, Chief of Staff, with questions regarding this release at 512-463-0490 or 409-283-3700.

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