Gerrymandering, Competition, & Cronyism in the Texas Legislature


By: Ana Jordan

for Burnt Orange Report on OCTOBER 14, 2016

Editor’s Note: Ana Jordan is the Democratic candidate for State Representative in House District 47. She has made the fight against partisan gerrymandering a centerpiece of her campaign. In this guest post, she explains how gerrymandering has reduced electoral competition and led to entrenched corruption, both within HD 47 and throughout the Texas Legislature.

Ever since I worked in the Texas Legislature in 1991, I have been interested in …

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Meet HD47’s Ana Jordan, Who’s Running to Change Texas Politics as Usual

Here’s a link to the Q&A piece on BOR, which has been reproduced here in its entirety.

By: Katie Singh on OCTOBER 6, 2016
for the Burnt Orange Report

State House District 47 runs through southwest Austin and Travis County. It has been represented by Republican Paul Workman since 2010, when he unseated two-term incumbent Democrat Valinda Bolton in a notorious GOP wave election. Since 2010, he’s been able to coast to reelection for two main reasons: his ability to keep a low profile, and a …

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