Senfronia ThompsonD–Houston For misusing her power as chair of the Local and Consent Calendars Committee to garner support for and silence opposition to her own bills, at times by forcing a vote on them before she set the next calendar.
John Davis R–Houston For trying to pass a sales tax cap on yachts while the state was cutting $4 billion from public ed.
Gary Elkins R–Houston For giving us the spectacle of a payday lender attacking payday-lending regulation on the House floor.
Senator Mario Gallegos D–Houston For his vituperative attack on the superintendent of the Houston ISD during a committee hearing. It was beyond the pale, but also par for the Mario course.
Ryan Guillen D–Rio Grande City; Mike “Tuffy” Hamilton R–Mauriceville; Richard Peña Raymond D–Laredo For ungentlemanly conduct on the floor of the House.