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The Best and Worst Legislators 2011

Dishonorable Mentions

Senfronia Thompson D–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.

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