Who represents the people of North Texas in Austin and Washington as the Legislative Assembly, Congress prepares

Austin. As lawmakers in Washington and Austin get to work this week after the tumultuous 2022 midterm elections, here’s a rundown of who represents North Texas in Congress and the Legislature.

It can be hard for Texans to keep up with those who represent them on Capitol Hill and under the pink dome of the Capitol building in Austin. State and federal legislators have a huge impact on the lives of Texans, setting taxes and spending, as well as regulating health care, abortion, energy, and a host of other programs, including border and environmental issues.

If you are not sure who represents you at state and federal offices, you can enter your address here to see who represents you.

The situation is compounded by redistricting, with Texas legislators redrawing congressional and legislative district lines every 10 years after a new census. The increase in population led Texas to add two congressional districts, sending two more representatives to Congress in November, for a total of 38.

So if you find yourself in a new congressional district or statehouse, the legislators on your ballot this year might not be the same as the ones you saw in 2020.

The length of terms in various positions also changes who is on your ballot from election to election. Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Texas House of Representatives are elected every two years, but U.S. Senators are elected to six-year terms and State Senators are elected to four-year terms. US Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz weren’t on your ballot this year because Cornyn won re-election in 2020 and Cruz won re-election in 2018.

State officers are elected every four years. These include the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, comptroller and commissioners for land, agriculture and railroads.

Here is a list of lawmakers who will represent North Texas at the state and federal levels, along with their official websites and Twitter accounts, if available. New members will not have websites until they take the oath.

150: The total number of representatives of the Texas House of Representatives, of which 86 Republicans and 64 Democrats.

31: The total number of senators from Texas, of which 19 are Republicans and 12 Democrats.

38: The total number of representatives of the US House of Representatives, of which 25 are Republicans and 13 Democrats.

2: Total number of US Senators, both Republicans

John Cornyn, Republican

Twitter: @JohnCornyn

Ted Cruz, Republican

Twitter: @TedCruz

Colin Allred, D-Dallas

District: 32nd

Twitter: @ColinAllredTX

Michael Burgess, R-Pilot Point

District: 26th

Twitter: @DrBurgessTX

Jasmine Crockett, D-Dallas

District: 30th

Twitter: @JasmineForUS

Jake Ellzee, R-Arlington

District: 6th

Twitter: @JakeElsie

Pat Fallon, R-Sherman

District: 4th

Twitter: @RepPatFallon

Lance Gooden, R-Terrell

District: 5th

Twitter: @Lancegooden

Kay Granger, R-Fort Worth

District: 12th

Twitter: @RepKayGranger

Keith Self, R-McKinney

District: 3rd

Twitter: @SelfForCongress

Beth Van Dyne, R-Irving

District: 24th

Twitter: @Betwanduin

Mark Veasey, D-Fort Worth

District: 33rd

Twitter: @MarkVeasey

Governor Greg Abbott, Republican

Twitter: @GregAbbott_TX

Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Republican

Twitter: @DanPatrick

Attorney General Ken Paxton, Republican

Twitter: @KenPaxtonTX

Bob Hall, R-Edgwood

District: 2nd

Kelly Hancock, R-North Richland Hills

District: 9th

Twitter: @KHancock4TX

Nathan Johnson, D-Dallas

District: 16th

Twitter: @NathanForTexas

Tan Parker, R-Flower Mound

District: 12th

Twitter: @TanParkerTX

Angela Paxton, R-McKinney

District: 8th

Twitter: @AngelaPaxtonTX

Phil King, R-Weatherford

District: 10th

Twitter: @PhilKingTX

Drew Springer, R-Munster

District: 30th

Twitter: @DrewSpringer

Royce West, D-Dallas

Elected: 1992-2022

District: 23rd

Twitter: @SenRoyceWest

Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas

District: 103

Twitter: @RafaelAnchia

Kate Bell, R-Forney

District: 4

Salman Bhojani, D-Euless

District: 92

Twitter: @BhojaniForTexas

Rhetta Bowers, D-Garland

Elected: 2018-2022

District: 113

Twitter: @RhettaForHD113

John Bryant, D-Dallas

District: 114

Twitter: @johnbryantfortx

Ben Bumgarner, R-Flower Mound

District: 63

Twitter: @Bumgarner4HD63

Angie Chen Button, R-Richardson

District: 112

Twitter: @AngieChenButton

Giovanni Capriglione, R-Southlake

District: 98

Twitter: @VoteGiovanni

Nicole Collier, D-Fort Worth

District: 95

Twitter: @NicoleCollier95

David Cook, R-Mansfield

District: 96

Twitter: @DavidCookTexas

Yvonne Davis, D-Dallas

District: 111

Frederic Fraser, R-McKinney

District: 61

Twitter: @FrazierForTexas

Charlie Guerin, R-Fort Worth

District: 99

Twitter: @charligeren

Craig Goldman, R-Fort Worth

District: 97

Twitter: @GoldmanCraig

Jessica Gonzalez

District: 104

Twitter: @jessicafortexas

Brian Harrison, R-Midlothian

District: 10

Twitter: @brianeharrison

Richard Hayes, R-Denton

District: 57

Twitter: @Hayes4TXHouse

Justin Holland, R-Rockwall

District: 33

Twitter: @justinaholland

Julie Johnson, D-Farmers Branch

District: 115

Twitter: @juliejohnsonTX

Wenton Jones, D-Dallas

District: 100

Twitter: @VentonJonesTX

Stephanie Click, R-Fort Worth

District: 91

Twitter: @StephanieClick

Jeff Leach, R-Plano

District: 67

Twitter: @leachfortexas

Morgan Meyer, R-Dallas

District: 108

Twitter: @MorganMeyerTX

Terry Meza, D-Irving

District: 105

Twitter: @TerryforTexas

Victoria Neave, D-Dallas

District: 107

Twitter: @Victoria4Texas

Candy Noble, R-Lucas

District: 89

Twitter: @CandyNobleHD89

Jared Patterson, R-Frisco

District: 106

Twitter: @JaredLPatterson

Michaela Plesa, D-Plano

District: 70

Twitter: @plesafortexas

Ana-Maria Ramos, D-Richardson

District: 102

Twitter: @ramos4texas

Ramon Romero, D-Fort Worth

District: 90

Twitter: @RepRamonRomero

Tony Rose, D-Dallas

District: 110

Twitter: @RepToniRoseTX

Nate Schatzline, R-Fort Worth

District: 93

Twitter: @NathanielSchatz

Matt Shaheen, R-Plano

District: 66

Twitter: @MattShaheen

Carl Sherman, D-DeSoto

District: 109

Twitter: @CarlOShermanTX

Lynn Stuckey, R-Denton

District: 64

Twitter: @RepLynnStucky

Kronda Timesh, R-Lewisville

District: 65

Twitter: @KrondaForTexas

Tony Tinderholt, R-Arlington

District: 94

Twitter: @reptinderholt

Chris Turner, D-Grand Prairie

District: 101

Twitter: @ChrisGTurner

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