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Friday, September 27 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
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The evolving politics of the Texas suburbs

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Ross Ramsey

Executive Editor of The Texas Tribune
Ramsey is the executive editor and co-founder of the Tribune, where he writes regular columns on politics, government and public policy. Before joining the Tribune, he served as editor and co-owner of Texas Weekly and as a reporter for the Houston Chronicle and the Dallas Times Herald... Read More →

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Rodney Anderson

Chair of the Dallas County Republican Party
Anderson was elected to lead the Dallas County GOP in May. Previously, he represented District 106 in the Texas House from 2011 to 2013, and represented House District 105 from 2015 to 2018. Anderson is also the Southwest regional manager for Alliant National Title Insurance Comp... Read More →
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John Bucy

State Representative
Bucy, D-Austin, is currently serving his first term representing House District 136. He sits on the Culture, Recreation & Tourism and Elections committees. Previously, Bucy served as chair of the Williamson County Democratic Party and as a legislative liaison for the Texas Democratic... Read More →
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KP George

Fort Bend County Judge
George was elected presiding officer of the Fort Bend Commissioners Court and director of the Fort Bend Office of Emergency Management in 2018. Previously, he served as a former two-term member of the Fort Bend ISD school board. George also co-owns and manages an independent financial... Read More →
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Larry Gonzales

Former State Representative
Gonzales, R-Round Rock, represented District 52 in the Texas House from 2011 to 2018. During his time in the Legislature, he served as chair of the Sunset Advisory Commission and twice served as a budget subcommittee chairman. He is the founder of Lazarus Graphics and Gonzales Realty... Read More →
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Erin Zwiener

State Representative
Zwiener, D-Driftwood, is currently serving her first term representing House District 45. She sits on the House Agriculture & Livestock and Environmental Regulation committees. She is a founding member of the Texas House’s LGBTQ Caucus and serves as its secretary. Zwiener also serves... Read More →

Friday September 27, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
The Driskill Hotel, Citadel