Senate Score Card

Record Votes of the 82nd Texas Senate on Issues Important to the Queer Community

This scorecard is provided as a shorthand way of understanding how Senators voted on issues important to the queer community.  Any vote involves nuances that can not be conveyed through a simple scoring system.  If you question why an elected official voted a certain way please call them to ask. 
Recorded Votes:
  • HB 1942, motion to suspend - "Super" anti-bullying bill, vote to begin debate on the bill
  • HB 1942, 3rd reading - "Super anti-bullying bill, final vote to approve (record vote not taken on 2nd reading)
  • HB 1386, motion to suspend - Teen suicide prevention bill, vote to begin debate on the bill
  • HB 1386, 2nd reading - Teen suicide prevention bill, first of 2 required votes to approve
  • HB 1386, 3rd reading - Teen suicide prevention bill, final vote to approve
  • HB 2229, 2nd reading - Makes permanent the Texas HIV Medication Advisory Committee, first of 2 required votes to approve
  • HB 2229, 3rd reading - Makes permanent the Texas HIV Medication Advisory Committee, final required votes to approve


NamePartyHB 1942 - motion to suspendHB 1942 - 3rd readingHB 1386-motion to suspendHB 1386-2nd readingHB 1386-3rd readingHB 2229-motion to suspendHB 2229-2nd readingHB 2229-3rd reading
Brian Birdwell R NayNayNayNayNayNayNayNay
John Carona R YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Wendy Davis D YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Bob Deuell R YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Robert L. Duncan R YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Rodney Ellis D YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Kevin Eltife R YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Craig Estes R YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Troy Fraser R YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Mario Gallegos, Jr. D YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Chris Harris R YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Glenn Hegar R YeaYeaYeaNayNayNayNayNay
Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa D YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Joan Huffman R YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Mike Jackson R YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Eddie Lucio, Jr. D YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Jane Nelson R NayNayYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Robert Nichols R YeaYeaNayNayNayNayNayNay
Steve Ogden R YeaAbsent, ExcusedYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Dan Patrick R NayNayYeaYeaYeaNayNayNay
Jose Rodriguez D YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Kel Seliger R YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Florence Shapiro R YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Carlos I. Uresti D YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Leticia R. Van de Putte D YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Kirk Watson D YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Jeff Wentworth R YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Royce West D YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
John Whitmire D YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Tommy Williams R YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaNayNayNay
Judith Zaffirini D YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea