wayne christian

Politics & Policy |
August 29, 2011

More on Paddie vs. Christian, HD 9

This is an analysis of the race that was developed by the Paddie camp. It is published as it was sent to me. Quoting the analysis: Basically the district can be divided into 3 parts: 1). Christian base. This is Shelby and Sabine [counties] that are currently in Christian’s District. 

Politics & Policy |
August 28, 2011

Christian will face primary opponent

Marshall mayor Chris Paddie will seek the Republican nomination for District 9, a redrawn district that runs along the Texas-Louisiana border. The district is currently represented by conservative stalwart Wayne Christian. Paddie’s home county, Harrison, is the biggest county in the district. This will be one of the most-watched races

Politics & Policy |
March 30, 2011

Introducing a new video series

This post marks the first interview of “On the Lege,” our new video series in which Nate Blakeslee and I will interview legislators about the important issues of the session, assisted by our intern, Katherine Stevens. The first interview is with Representative Wayne Christian, of Center, who is the president of

Politics & Policy |
March 2, 2010

R’s against R’s

A group of Republican House members has injected themselves into Republican primary races in an effort to defeat their own colleagues. In my book, this is bottom-of-the-barrel behavior, but these folks are the type to do it. Those inclined toward eating their own young are Leo Berman, Wayne Christian, Betty

Politics & Policy |
May 13, 2009

Wrong division

Eiland and Truitt just engaged in a major debate over Teacher Retirement System bill that expanded the types of companies eligible to offer 403(b) retirement accounts to certify with the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS). Eiland offered an amendment sought by the Houston Independent School District. Truitt, aided by

Politics & Policy |
April 10, 2009

Christian rallies the conservatives

This letter from Wayne Christian, the chair of the Conservative Coalition in the House, went out on April 4 (last Saturday): Please take time to read the attached letter from the Quorum Report. Please note that Speaker Eiland writes that following the Sunday meeting of the Conservative Coalition [emphasis original],

Politics & Policy |
March 12, 2009

Read bill, smack forehead

HB3152, by Christian. Relating to prohibiting the performance of an abortion on a woman who is not known to be pregnant; providing penalties. Filed two days ago, Christian’s bill would make it a Class A misdemeanor for a doctor to use drugs or medical instruments commonly used to perform abortions