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Texas COS Regions

Our grassroots organization is managed by regions, with each region based upon a Senate district, but defined as a group of House districts. Since some House districts overlap Senate districts, the regions are associated with the "best-fit" grouping within the Senate district.

Following are the 31 regions, with the assigned Senate and House districts for each. The district hyperlinks show you a map of the district using Statistical Atlas, where you can also find useful stats for the district. The legislator hyperlinks take you to their home page on the Texas Legislature Online site.

The cities listed are generally those with a population of more than 10,000 which are located substantially within the district, or comprise a substantial portion of the district.

Texas House Districts
Texas Senate Districts

Region 1

SD-1.png Senate District 1 (Tyler, Longview, Texarkana, Paris, Marshall, Mt Pleasant, Kilgore, Henderson)  Bryan Hughes (R)

House District 1 (Texarkana, Paris)  Gary VanDeaver (R)
House District 5 (Tyler, Mt. Pleasant)  Cole Hefner (R)
House District 6 (Tyler)  Matt Schaefer (R)
House District 7 (Longview, Kilgore)  Jay Dean (R)
House District 9 (Longview, Marshall)  Chris Paddie (R)

Region 2

SD-2.pngSenate District 2 (Dallas, Garland, Mesquite, Rockwall, Greenville)  Bob Hall (R)

House District 2 (Greenville, Sulphur Springs)  Bryon Slaton (R)
House District 4 (Dallas, Mesquite, Terrell, Forney, Athens)  Keith Bell (R)
House District 33 (Dallas, Frisco, Rockwall)  Justin Holland (R)
House District 107 (Dallas, Garland, Mesquite)  Victoria Neave (D)
House District 113 (Garland, Mesquite, Rowlett)  Rhetta Bowers (D)

Region 3

SD-3.pngSenate District 3 (Lufkin, Nacagdoches, Orange, Palestine, Jacksonville, Athens, Lumberton)  Robert Nichols (R)

House District 11 (Nacagdoches, Jacksonville, Kilgore, Henderson)  Travis Clardy (R)
House District 18 (Huntsville)  Ernest Bailes (R)
House District 19 (Lumberton)  James White (R)
House District 57 (Lufkin)  Trent Ashby (R)

Region 4

SD-4.pngSenate District 4 (Houston, Beaumont, The Woodlands, Baytown)  Brandon Creighton (R)

House District 3 (Tomball, Hempstead)  Cecil Bell (R)
House District 15 (The Woodlands, Conroe)  Steve Toth (R)
House District 16 (Conroe)  Will Metcalf (R)
House District 21 (Beaumont, Port Arthur, Orange, Nederland, Groves, Port Neches, Vidor)  Dade Phelan (R)
House District 22 (Beamont, Port Arthur, Port Neches)  Joseph "Joe" Deshotel (D)
House District 127 (Houston, Atascocita, Spring, Humble)  Dan Huberty (R)

Region 5

SD-5.pngSenate District 5 (Round Rock, College Station, Bryan, Cedar Park, Georgetown)  Charles Schwertner (R)

House District 12 (Waco, College Station)  Kyle J. Kacal (R)
House District 14 (College Station, Bryan)  John Raney (R)
House District 20 (Georgetown)  Terry Wilson (R)
House District 52 (Round Rock, Georgetown, Hutto, Taylor)  James Talarico (D)
House District 136 (Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Leander, Brushy Creek)  John Bucy (D)

Region 6

SD-6.pngSenate District 6 (Houston, Pasadena, Baytown, Channelview, Cloverleaf)  Carol Alvarado (D)

House District 140 (Houston, Aldine)  Armando L. Walle (D)
House District 143 (Houston, Channelview, Cloverleaf, Galena Park)  Ana Hernandez (D)
House District 144 (Houston, Pasadena, Baytown)  Mary Ann Perez (D)
House District 145 (Houston, Pasadena, South Houston)  Christina Morales (D)
House District 147 (Houston)  Garnet Coleman (D)

Region 7

SD-7.pngSenate District 7 (Houston, Spring)  Paul Bettencourt (R)

House District 126 (Houston)  Sam Harless (R)
House District 130 (Tomball, Walter)  Tom Oliverson (R)
House District 135 (Houston, Jersey Village)  Jon Rosenthal (D)
House District 138 (Houston)  Lacey Hull (R)
House District 150 (The Woodlands, Spring)  Valoree Swanson (R)

Region 8

SD-8.pngSenate District 8 (Plano, McKinney, Frisco, Richardson, Allen, Sachse, Murphy)  Angela Paxton (R)

House District 66 (Dallas, Plano)  Matt Shaheen (R)
House District 67 (Plano, Richardson, Allen)  Jeff Leach (R)
House District 70 (McKinney, Prosper)  Scott Sanford (R)
House District 89 (Plano, Allen, Wylie)  Candy Noble (R)

Region 9

SD-9.pngSenate District 9 (Fort Worth, Arlington, Irving, Grand Prairie, N Richland Hills, Euless, Haltom City, Keller, Hurst)  Kelly Hancock (R)

House District 91 (Fort Worth, N Richland Hills, Haltom City, Watauga)  Stephanie Klick (R)
House District 92 (Fort Worth, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Euless, Bedford, Hurst)  Jeff Cason (R)
House District 93 (Fort Worth, Arlington)  Matt Krause (R)
House District 98 (Fort Worth, Grapevine, Keller, Southlake, Colleyville)  Giovanni Capriglione (R)
House District 104 (Dallas, Grand Prairie)  Jessica Gonzalez (D)
House District 105 (Irving, Grand Prairie)  Terry Meza (D)

Region 10

SD-10.pngSenate District 10 (Fort Worth, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Mansfield)  Beverly Powell (D)

House District 90 (Fort Worth)  Ramon Romero (D)
House District 94 (Arlington)  Tony Tinderholt (R)
House District 95 (Fort Worth, Forest Hill)  Nicole Collier (D)
House District 96 (Fort Worth, Mansfield, Rendon, Crowley)  David Cook (R)
House District 97 (Fort Worth, Benbrook)  Craig Goldman (R)

Region 11

SD-11.pngSenate District 11 (Houston, Pasadena, Pearland, League City, Galveston, Texas City, Friendswood, La Porte, Deer Park)  Larry Taylor (R)

House District 23 (Galveston, Texas City)  Mayes Middleton (R)
House District 24 (League City, Friendswood, Dickinson, Santa Fe)  Greg Bonnen (R)
House District 29 (Pearland, Alvin)  Ed Thompson (R)
House District 128 (Pasadena, Baytown, La Porte, Deer Park)  Briscoe Cain (R)
House District 129 (Houston, Pasadena)  Dennis Paul (R)

Region 12

SD-12.pngSenate District 12 (Fort Worth, Frisco, Carrollton, Denton, Lewisville, Flower Mound, Grapevine, The Colony, Little Elm, Saginaw, Corinth)  Jane Nelson (R)

House District 63 (Fort Worth, Lewisville, Flower Mound, Southlake, Highland Village)  Tan Parker (R)
House District 64 (Denton, Corinth)  Lynn Stucky (R)
House District 65 (Dallas, Carrollton, Lewisville)  Michelle Beckley (D)
House District 99 (Fort Worth, Saginaw, White Settlement, Azle)  Charlie L. Geren (R)
House District 106 (Frisco, The Colony, Little Elm, Prosper)  Jared Patterson (R)

Region 13

SD-13.pngSenate District 13 (Houston, Missouri City, Fresno, Stafford)  Borris Miles (D)

House District 27 (Houston, Missouri City, Fresno, Stafford, Sienna Plantation)  Ron Reynolds (D)
House District 131 (Houston)  Alma A. Allen (D)
House District 137 (Houston)  Gene Wu (D)
House District 146 (Houston)  Shawn Thierry (D)

Region 14

SD-14.pngSenate District 14 (Austin, Pflugerville, Wells Branch)  Sarah Eckhardt (D)

House District 17 (Lockhart)  John Cyrier (R)
House District 46 (Austin, Pflugerville)  Sheryl Cole (D)
House District 47 (Austin, Lakeway)  Vikki Goodwin (D)
House District 48 (Austin)  Donna Howard (D)
House District 49 (Austin)  Gina Hinojosa (D)
House District 50 (Austin, Pflugerville, Wells Branch)  Celia Israel (D)

Region 15

SD-15.pngSenate District 15 (Houston, Baytown, Atascocita, Channelview)  John Whitmire (D)

House District 139 (Houston)  Jarvis D. Johnson (D)
House District 141 (Houston, Humble)  Senfronia Thompson (D)
House District 142 (Houston, Atascocita)  Harold V. Dutton (D)
House District 148 (Houston)  Penny Morales Shaw (D)

Region 16

SD-16.pngSenate District 16 (Dallas, Garland, Irving, Carrollton, Rowlett)  Nathan Johnson (D)

House District 102 (Dallas, Garland, Richardson, Addison)  Ana-Maria Ramos (D)
House District 108 (Dallas, University Park)  Morgan Meyer (R)
House District 112 (Dallas, Garland, Richardson, Rowlett)  Angie Chen Button (R)
House District 114 (Dallas)  John Turner (D)
House District 115 (Dallas, Irving, Carrollton, Coppell, Farmers Branch)  Julie Johnson (D)

Region 17

SD-17.pngSenate District 17 (Houston, Sugar Land, Missouri City, Lake Jackson)  Joan Huffman (R)

House District 25 (Lake Jackson, Bay City, Feeport, Clute)  Cody T Vasut (R)
House District 26 (Sugar Land, New Territory, Pecan Grove, Four Corners, Greatwood, Richmond)  Jacey Jetton (R)
House District 132 (Houston, Katy)  Mike Schofield (R)
House District 133 (Houston)  Jim Murphy (R)
House District 134 (Houston, Bellaire, West University Place)  Ann Johnson (D)
House District 149 (Houston, Mission Bend)  Hubert Vo (D)

Region 18

SD-18.pngSenate District 18 (Victoria, Rosenberg)  Lois Kolkhorst (R)

House District 13 (Brenham)  Ben Leman (R)
House District 28 (Mission Bend, Cinco Ranch, Katy)  Gary Gates (R)
House District 30 (Victoria, Port Lavaca)  Geanie W. Morrison (R)
House District 85 (Rosenberg, Richmond, El Campo)  Phil Stephenson (R)

Region 19

SD-19.pngSenate District 19 (Del Rio, Eagle Pass, Uvalde)  Roland Gutierrez (D)

House District 74 (Del Rio, Eagle Pass, Eidson Road)  Eddie Morales (D)
House District 80 (Laredo, Uvalde)  Tracy O. King (D)
House District 117 (San Antonio)  Philip Cortez (D)
House District 118 (San Antonio, Schertz)  Leo Pacheco (D)
House District 119 (San Antonio, Schertz, Converse, Universal City, Live Oak)  Elizabeth "Liz" Campos (D)

Region 20

SD-20.pngSenate District 20 (Corpus Christi, McAllen, Mission, Edinburg, Alice, Alton, La Homa, Robstown)  Juan Hinojosa (D)

House District 32 (Corpus Christi, Aransas Pass, Port Aransas)  Todd Hunter (R)
House District 34 (Corpus Christi, Robstown)  Abel Herrero (D)
House District 36 (McAllen, Mission, Pharr, Hidalgo)  Sergio Muñoz (D)
House District 40 (Edinburg, Pharr)  Terry Canales (D)
House District 41 (McAllen, Mission, Edinburg, Pharr, Alton, La Homa)  R.D. "Bobby" Guerra (D)

Region 21

SD-21.pngSenate District 21 (Laredo, San Marcos, Kyle, Seguin, Rio Grande City, Beeville, Lockhart)  Judith Zaffirini (D)

House District 31 (Rio Grande City, Raymondville)  Ryan Guillen (D)
House District 42 (Laredo)  Richard Pena Raymond (D)
House District 43 (Kingsville, Alice, Portland, Beeville)  J.M. Lozano (R)
House District 44 (Schertz, Seguin)  John Kuempel (R)
House District 51 (Austin)  Eddie Rodriguez (D)

Region 22

SD-22.pngSenate District 22 (Arlington, Waco, Burleson, Cleburne, Cosicana)  Brian Birdwell (R)

House District 8 (Corsicana, Palestine)  Cody Harris (R)
House District 10 (Waxahachie, Midiothian, Ennis)  Jake Ellzey (R)
House District 56 (Waco, Hewitt, Robinson)  Charles "Doc" Anderson (R)
House District 58 (Burleson, Cleburne)  DeWayne Burns (R)
House District 60 (Brownwood, Moneral Wells, Granbury)  Glenn Rogers (R)
House District 101 (Arlington, Grand Prairie)  Chris Turner (D)

Region 23

SD-23.pngSenate District 23 (Dallas, Grand Prairie, DeSoto, Cedar Hill, DuncanVille, Lancaster)  Royce West (D)

House District 100 (Dallas, Mesquite)  Jasmine Crockett (D)
House District 103 (Dallas, Irving, Farmers Branch)  Rafael Anchia (D)
House District 109 (Dallas, DeSoto, Cedar Hill, Lancaster)  Carol Sherman (D)
House District 110 (Dallas, Mesquite, Balch Springs)  Toni Rose (D)
House District 111 (Dallas, Grand Prairie, DeSoto, Duncanville)  Yvonne Davis (D)

Region 24

SD-24.pngSenate District 24 (Killeen, Abilene, Temple, Fort Hood)  Dawn Buckingham (R)

House District 53 (Kerrville)  Andrew Murr (R)
House District 54 (Killeen, Harker Heights)  Brad Buckley (R)
House District 55 (Temple, Fort Hood, Belton)  Hugh Shine (R)
House District 59 (Copperas Cove, Stephenville, Gatesville)  Shelby Slawson (R)

Region 25

SD-25.pngSenate District 25 (San Antonio, Austin, New Braunfels, Schertz, Kyle, Timberwood Park, Canyon Lake, Cibolo, Converse, Universal City)  Donna Campbell (R)

House District 45 (San Marcus, Kyle)  Erin Zwiener (D)
House District 73 (New Braunfels, Canyon Lake, Boerne)  Kyle Biedermann (R)
House District 121 (San Antonio)  Steve Allison (R)
House District 122 (San Antonio, Timberwood Park)  Lyle Larson (R)

Region 26

SD-26.pngSenate District 26 (San Antonio, Converse, Live Oak)  Jose Menendez (D)

House District 116 (San Antonio)  Trey Martinez Fischer (D)
House District 120 (San Antonio, Converse)  Barbara Gervin-Hawkins (D)
House District 123 (San Antonio)  Diego Bernal (D)
House District 124 (San Antonio)  Ina Minjarez (D)
House District 125 (San Antonio, Leon Valley)  Ray Lopez (D)

Region 27

SD-27.pngSenate District 27 (Brownsville, Pharr, Harlingen, Weslaco, San Juan, Kingsville, San Benito, Alamo, Donna, Mercedes)  Eddie Lucio (D)

House District 35 (Harlingen)  Oscar Longoria (D)
House District 37 (Brownsville)  Alex Dominguez (D)
House District 38 (Brownsville, Harlingen, San Benito)  Eddie Lucio III (D)
House District 39 (Weslaco, San Juan, Alamo, Donna, Mercedes)  Armando A. "Mando" Martinez (D)

Region 28

SD-28.pngSenate District 28 (Lubbock, Abilene, San Angelo, Plainview, Levelland, Snyder, Vernon, Sweetwater)  Charles Perry (R)

House District 71 (Abilene, Sweetwater)  Stan Lambert (R)
House District 72 (San Angelo, Big Spring)  Drew Darby (R)
House District 83 (Lubbock, Snyder)  Dustin Burrows (R)
House District 84 (Lubbock)  John Frullo (R)

Region 29

SD-29.pngSenate District 29 (El Paso, Socorro, Horizon City, San Elizario)  Cesar Blanco (D)

House District 75 (El Paso, Socorro, San Elizario)  Mary E. Gonzalez (D)
House District 76 (El Paso)  Claudia Ordaz-Perez (D)
House District 77 (El Paso)  Evelina Ortega (D)
House District 78 (El Paso)  Joe Moody (D)
House District 79 (El Paso)  Art Fierro (D)

Region 30

SD-30.pngSenate District 30 (McKinney, Denton, Witchita Falls, Wylie, Sherman, Weatherford, Denison)  Drew Springer (R)

House District 61 (Weatherford)  Phil S. King (R)
House District 62 (Sherman, Denison, Bonham)  Reggie Smith (R)
House District 68 (Gainsville, Vernon)  David Spiller (R)
House District 69 (Wichita Falls, Burkburnett)  James Frank (R)

Region 31

SD-31.pngSenate District 31 (Amarillo, Midland, Odessa, Big Spring, West Odessa, Pampa, Hereford, Dumas, Canyon, Borger, Andrews)  Kel Seliger (R)

House District 81 (Odessa, West Odessa, Andrews)  Brooks Landgraf (R)
House District 82 (Midland)  Tom Craddick (R)
House District 86 (Amarillo, Hereford, Canyon)  John T. Smithee (R)
House District 87 (Amarillo, Dumas, Borger)  Four Price (R)
House District 88 (Plainview, Pampa, Levelland)  Ken King (R)

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Physicians for COS

The diagnosis is clear.

We have a growing cancer today known as the Obamacare. As a result physicians are no longer free to practice medicine.

No profession feels the full force of the federal government more than physicians. The medical profession is the most highly regulated profession in the United States. The practice of medicine is controlled, taxed, and regulated to the point of being destroyed by the heavy hand of the federal government.

Physicians are told how to bill, how much to charge, and how to treat patients. They are mandated to use expensive electronic medical records. The federally enacted HIPPA (Health Information Privacy and Portability Act) makes the communication between physicians and atients burdensome, inefficient,and expensive. Every physician is required by federal mandate to register with the government to obtain an NPI (national provider identifier.) We are required by federal law to obtain and pay for a license to prescribe medication through the DEA, which is separate from our state licensure.

This heavy hand of government not only oversees the largest federal health bureaucracy ever created, but by extension reaches into every state, every city, and every small town to regulate how every licensed physician practices the art of medicine and how citizens obtain care.

The treatment is also clear.

The prescription for a cure was written into our constitution by our founders. Article V of our constitution allows for the states to call for a convention of states to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government through the proposal of constitutional amendments. Physicians should be the strongest supporters of this brilliantly-crafted states’ rights tool placed into our constitution by our founders.

I urge my fellow American physicians to join with me in supporting an Article V Convention of States to take back control of the practice of medicine. It’s the only way that we can return the practice of medicine back to the intimate relationship between a doctor and patient without interference by the heavy hand of a distant, national government.

Jeffrey I. Barke, M.D. Family Physician Newport Beach, CA
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