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Tuesday, September 8 • 8:00am - 8:15am
The Senate Agenda

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Four members of the Texas Senate on what will surely be the most challenging session in years.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

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This session is presented by the Hobby School of Public Affairs and supported by Austin Community College and Reissa Foundation. Media support is provided by KXAN.

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Alex Samuels

Political Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Samuels began as a political reporter for the Tribune in 2019 after working as a community reporter for the organization. She first joined the Tribune as a newsletters fellow in 2016 and later worked as a reporting fellow during the 85th Texas legislative session. Previously, Samuels... Read More →

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Carol Alvarado

State Senator
Alvarado, D-Houston, has represented Senate District 6 since a 2018 special election. She sits on the Senate Intergovernmental Relations, Nominations, Transportation, and Water and Rural Affairs committees. Previously, Alvarado served more than 10 years representing House District... Read More →
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Donna Campbell

State Senator
Campbell, R-New Braunfels, has represented Senate District 25 since 2013. She serves as chair of the Senate Veteran Affairs and Border Security committees and sits on the Business and Commerce, Education, Finance, Health and Human Services, and Intergovernmental Relations committees... Read More →
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Kel Seliger

State Senator
Seliger, R-Amarillo, has represented Senate District 31 since 2005. He sits on the Senate Health and Human Services, Nominations, and Veteran Affairs and Border Security committees. Previously, Seliger served four terms as mayor of Amarillo and was a member of the Amarillo City Commission... Read More →
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Sarah Eckhardt

State Senator
Eckhardt, D-Austin, began representing Senate District 14 in August 2020 following a special election to replace retiring Sen. Kirk Watson. Previously, Eckhardt served as Travis County’s first female county judge and presided over the county’s commissioners court. Eckhardt also... Read More →

Tuesday September 8, 2020 8:00am - 8:15am CDT