The Best and Worst Legislators 2015

Dishonorable Mentions

Representative Terry Canales
Democrat – Edinburg

A rooster who loves the sound of his own crowing, Canales was at the back mike so often that even members of his own party tuned him out. 

Senator Troy Fraser
Republican – Horseshoe Bay

Potential conflicts of interests did not stop Fraser from carrying the bill to overturn Denton’s ban on hydraulic fracturing or his attempting (unsuccessfully) to push the state away from wind and solar power.

Representative Borris Miles
Democrat – Houston

The Legislature’s worst dinner guest, Miles attempted to force his way into a private dining room at a restaurant to speak to Attorney General Ken Paxton. A public safety officer assigned to Paxton said Miles became “belligerent” and used “excessive profanity.” 

Representative Bill Zedler
Republican – Arlington

His suspicions about vaccines, coupled with his suspicions about government, led to a painful floor debate with J.D. Sheffield, a medical doctor who found himself explaining to an outraged colleague that bacteria and a virus are not the same thing. 

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