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Saturday, September 28 • 12:45pm - 1:45pm
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Why the state capitol bashes the state capital

Supported by the Austin Community College District and AARP Texas.

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Jonathan Tilove

Chief Political Writer for the Austin American-Statesman
Tilove has been the chief political writer for the Austin American-Statesman since 2012. Previously, he served as a Washington correspondent for the New Orleans Times Picayune and the Springfield, Massachusetts, newspapers. Tilove was also a national correspondent with Newhouse News... Read More →

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Gina Hinojosa

State Representative
Hinojosa, D-Austin, has represented House District 49 since 2017. She serves as chair of the House Human Services Committee and sits on the Defense & Veterans' Affairs committee. Previously, Hinojosa served on the Austin ISD Board of Trustees, including as board president, and practiced... Read More →
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Celia Israel

State Representative
Israel, D-Austin, has represented House District 50 since 2014. She sits on the House Elections and Homeland Security & Public Safety committees. She also serves as vice chair of the House Democratic Caucus and is a member of the House's first-ever LGBTQ Caucus. Previously, Israel... Read More →
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Eddie Rodriguez

State Representative
Rodriguez, D-Austin, has represented House District 51 since 2003. He sits on the Calendars,  State Affairs and Ways & Means committees. He also serves as co-founder and chair of the Texas House Farm-to-Table Caucus and policy chair of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus. Additionally... Read More →
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Kirk Watson

State Senator
Watson, D-Austin, has represented Senate District 14 since 2007. He serves as the Senate’s president pro tempore. He also serves as vice chair of the Senate Nominations Committee and sits on the Education, Finance and Higher Education committees. Previously, Watson served as chair... Read More →

Saturday September 28, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm CDT
The Driskill Hotel, Ballroom