FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 28, 2019
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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.