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Texas Monthly Names the Best and Worst Legislators of 2013

Lizzie Chen for KUT News

Texas Monthlyhas released its list of the 10 best and 10 worst lawmakers during the 2013 legislative session.

For now, there's no explanation of why people ended up on either list. That comes later as the magazine hits newsstands. So without further ado, here's the list:

  • Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock (R-Killeen)
  • Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth)
  • Sen. Robert Duncan (R-Lubbock)
  • Rep. Charlie Geren (R-Fort Worth)
  • Sen. Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa (D-McAllen)
  • Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer (D-San Antonio)
  • Rep. Jim Pitts (R-Waxahachie)
  • House Speaker Joe Straus (R-San Antonio)
  • Sen. Leticia Van de Putte (D-San Antonio)
  • Sen. Tommy Williams (R-The Woodlands)


  • Rep. Lon Burnam (D-Fort Worth)
  • Sen. John Carona (R-Dallas)
  • Comptroller Susan Combs
  • Rep. Naomi Gonzalez (D-El Paso)
  • Sen. Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills)
  • Rep. Harvey Hilderbran (R-Kerrville)
  • Sen. Joan Huffman (R-Houston)
  • Sen. Dan Patrick (R-Houston)
  • Rep. Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City)
  • Rep. Van Taylor (R-Plano)

Bull of the Brazos (embodying the best and worst of the session): Sylvester Turner (D-Houston)

Along with the Monthly crew, KUT's own Agenda Texaswill dig into the "worst" list of legislators tomorrow, and the "best" list on Friday.

Ben Philpott is the Managing Editor for KUT. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @BenPhilpottKUT.
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