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Saturday, September 28 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The Best of the Best

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Four of Texas Monthly’s top legislators of 2019 tell all

Presented by and programmed in partnership with Texas Monthly. Supported by the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute and AT&T.

This event is part of Open Congress, a free, open-to-the-public street festival held on Austin's historic Congress Ave. on Saturday, Sept. 28. RSVP to attend Open Congress here.

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Carlos Sanchez

Senior Editor at Texas Monthly
Sanchez became the news and politics editor at Texas Monthly in 2018. Previously, he served as editor of The Monitor in McAllen for nearly five years and as managing editor of the Baton Rouge bureau of The Times-Picayune. Sanchez also worked as executive editor of the Waco Tribune-Herald... Read More →

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Donna Howard

State Representative
Howard, D-Austin, has represented House District 48 since 2007. She serves as vice chair of the House Administration Committee and sits on the Appropriations and Higher Education committees. Howard is a former president of the Texas Nurses Association and previously worked as a critical... Read More →
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Joe Moody

State Representative
Moody, D-El Paso, has represented House District 78 since 2009. He currently serves as speaker pro tempore of the Texas House and as vice chair of the House Calendars Committee. He also sits on the Business & Industry, Criminal Jurisprudence and Redistricting committees. Previously... Read More →
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Dade Phelan

State Representative
Phelan, R-Beaumont, has represented House District 21 since 2015. He serves as chair of the House State Affairs Committee and was appointed to the State Water Infrastructure Fund for Texas Advisory Committee. Phelan was selected as a U.S. foreign delegate to China and Taiwan by the... Read More →
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James White

State Representative
White, R-Hillister, has represented House District 19 since 2011. He serves as chair of the House Corrections Committee and sits on the Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence and Redistricting committees. After serving in the U.S. Army, White began a career as a public school teacher in... Read More →

Saturday September 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
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