Masthead Graphic
Press Release
June 28, 2019
Contact: Paul Townsend
(512) 463-0120 office
Senator Hinojosa Appointed Vice-Chair of Senate Committee on Redistricting by Lieutenant Governor Patrick

AUSTIN — Today, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick appointed Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa Vice-Chair of the Senate Committee on Redistricting, the committee that will draw state legislative and congressional districts during the upcoming 87th Texas Legislature.

Hinojosa also serves as Vice-Chair of the Senate Finance Committee and holds seats on the Agriculture, Natural Resources & Economic Development, Property Tax, Transportation, and Texas Ports committees.

"I am honored to be appointed Vice-Chair of the Senate Committee on Redistricting," said Senator Hinojosa. "This is a great responsibility that requires objectivity and bipartisan cooperation. I will seek to draw fair legislative and congressional districts that truly represent the interests of our communities and accurately reflect our growing population. We must ensure that the voices of all Texans may be heard."

Redistricting is generally done after the completion of the decennial federal census, with the next census to occur in 2020. Senator Hinojosa was previously appointed to the Senate Committee on Redistricting following the 2010 Census.

Some redistricting experts predict Texas will gain three congressional seats during this census cycle. With Texas consistently ranked as one of the fastest growing states in the country, redistricting is necessary to ensure that districts are properly apportioned and Texans have equal representation.

Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa proudly represents the counties of Nueces, Jim Wells, Brooks, and Hidalgo (part). Senator Hinojosa currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, and serves on the Senate Committees on Property Tax; Natural Resources & Economic Development; Transportation; Agriculture; and Select Committee on Texas Ports.