State Sen. John Whitmire

Democrat
Current Rating

14

Senate District 15 - Houston
First elected 1973

Previous Ratings on the Fiscal Index

  • Career: F
  • 2019: F
  • 2017: F
  • 2015: F
  • 2013: F
  • 2011: F
  • 2009: F
  • 2007: F

About State Sen. John Whitmire

John Whitmire is an attorney from Houston, Texas. He attended the University of Houston receiving a BA degree and earned his JD from Bates College of Law. Currently he is attorney of counsel to the law firm Locke, Lord, Bissell & Liddell L.L.P. Prior to joining the Texas Senate, Senator Whitmire served in Texas House of Representatives from 1973 – 1982. Senator Whitmire has served in the Texas Senate since 1983.

Offices

Capitol
P.O. Box 12068
Capitol Station
Austin, TX 78711
p: (512) 463-0115
District
803 Yale Street
Houston, TX 77007
p: (713) 864-8701

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Senate District District 15

State Sen. John Whitmire's Record

  • Pro-Taxpayer
  • Anti-Taxpayer
  • Absent
  • Speaker
  • Absent, Excused
  • Present, not voting
  • Not Applicable
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SB 3, Amendment 4 by Hancock: Requiring intermittent energy providers to cover costs of grid reliability

Senate Journal Page: 448
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SB 650 by Campbell: Prohibiting local governments from subsidizing abortion

Senate Journal Page: 473
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SB 872 by Hancock: Extending the Dry Cleaner Responsibility Program for 20 years

Senate Journal Page: 486
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SB 12 by Hughes: Protecting free Texans' free speech on social media

Senate Journal Page: 497
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SB 7, Amendment 25 by Buckingham: Making ballot harvesting illegal

Senate Journal Page: 534
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SB 7 by Hughes: Safeguarding elections from fraud and interference

Senate Journal Page: 544
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SB 1112 by Bettencourt: Promoting election integrity in the vote by mail process

Senate Journal Page: 624
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SB 1113 by Bettencourt: Requiring voter registrars to clean up voter rolls

Senate Journal Page: 625
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SB 1114 by Bettencourt: Requiring the Secretary of State to verify citizenship of voters

Senate Journal Page: 634
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SB 248 by Johnson: Imposing nanny-state tobacco regulations

Senate Journal Page: 641
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SB 73 by Miles: Expanding local government involvement in Medicaid

Senate Journal Page: 684
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SB 14 by Creighton: Pre-empting local regulations on businesses

Senate Journal Page: 688
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SB 14, Amendment 4 by Menéndez: Protecting equal rights ordinances

Senate Journal Page: 687
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SB 1336 by Hancock: Strengthening the state's spending limit

Senate Journal Page: 690
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SB 1234 by Hughes: Requiring electoral paper trails

Senate Journal Page: 691
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SB 1025 by Birdwell: Constraining the governor's disaster power and protecting republican form of government

Senate Journal Page: 724
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SB 347 by Paxton: Making School Health Advisory Councils open to open records requests

Senate Journal Page: 749
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SB 15 by Nichols: Protecting Texans' consumer data

Senate Journal Page: 758
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SB 19 by Creighton: Ensuring companies who receive tax dollars respect the Second Amendment rights of Texans

Senate Journal Page: 761
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SB 1278 by Hancock: Leveling the playing field for electrical energy providers

Senate Journal Page: 767
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SB 659 by Buckingham: Protecting the property rights of city residents who do not receive city services

Senate Journal Page: 771
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SB 28 by Bettencourt: Promoting fair treatment of public charter schools

Senate Journal Page: 779
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SB 10 by Bettencourt: Prohibiting cities and counties from using public funds to hire lobbyists

Senate Journal Page: 792
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SB 1678 by Campbell: Protecting the speech rights of Texans

Senate Journal Page: 795
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SB 13 by Birdwell: Ensuring Texas tax dollars don't fund energy boycotts

Senate Journal Page: 799
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SB 1282 by Hancock: Promoting a more free electrical market

Senate Journal Page: 831
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SB 1438 by Bettencourt: Protecting property tax reform

Senate Journal Page: 837
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HB 1195 by Geren: Protecting businesses from being taxed on coronavirus aid

Senate Journal Page: 848
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SCR 12 by Creighton: Claiming sovereignty under the 10th Amendment

Senate Journal Page: 868
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SB 1295 by Creighton: Additional funding for public universities without significant reforms

Senate Journal Page: 892
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SB 1585 by Hughes: Protecting property rights from historical designation

Senate Journal Page: 899
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SB 1261 by Creighton: Pre-empting local emissions regulations

Senate Journal Page: 900
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SB 1158: Restricting state funds from investing in companies that censor political speech

Senate Journal Page: 918
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SB 1675 by Campbell: Promoting election integrity in the vote by mail process

Senate Journal Page: 919
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SB 1879 by Bettencourt: Requiring governments to disclose funds spent on taxpayer funded lobbying

Senate Journal Page: 1025
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SB 1111 by Bettencourt: Promoting election integrity by verifying addresses

Senate Journal Page: 1029
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SB 1428 by Bettencourt: Protecting property tax reform in disasters

Senate Journal Page: 1032
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SB 1341 by Springer: Ensuring welfare does not go to ineligible recipients

Senate Journal Page: 1034
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SB 1509 by Creighton: Strengthening ID requirements to vote by mail

Senate Journal Page: 1036
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SB 1589 by Bettencourt: Promoting election integrity in the Office of the Secretary of State

Senate Journal Page: 1039
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SB 566 by Buckingham: Protecting the rights of energy ratepayers

Senate Journal Page: 1048
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SB 1508 by Creighton: Establishing an election integrity division in the Office of the Attorney General

Senate Journal Page: 1049
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SB 2202 by Creighton: Promoting education on America's founding principles

Senate Journal Page: 1050
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SB 678 by Alvarado: Providing government loans to businesses

Senate Journal Page: 1077
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HB 1024 by Geren: Rolling back regulations on businesses

Senate Journal Page: 1078
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SB 1776 by Campbell: Promoting education on America's founding principles

Senate Journal Page: 1080
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SB 247 by Perry: Protecting the speech rights of Texas attorneys

Senate Journal Page: 1097
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SB 1744 by Zaffirini: Increasing the duties of colonia help centers

Senate Journal Page: 1161
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SB 1941 by Gutierrez:Spending state dollars to formulate a plan for hyperemisis gravidarum

Senate Journal Page: 1162
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HB 17 by Deshotel: Protecting consumer choice in energy

Senate Journal Page: 1190
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HB 1927 by Schaefer: Protecting Texans' gun rights from government interference

Senate Journal Page: 1251
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SB 2028, Amendment 1 by Johnson: Directing DHHS to expand Medicaid

Senate Journal Page: 1335
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SB 994 by Powell: Further involving the state in adult education

Senate Journal Page: 1364
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SB 2181 by West: Expanding hotel taxes

Senate Journal Page: 1392
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HB 574 by Bonnen: Strengthening penalties for voter fraud

Senate Journal Page: 1393
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HB 636 by Senfronia Thompson, Amendment 2 by Nichols: Reducing regulations on plumbers

Senate Journal Page: 1429
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HB 636 by Senfronia Thompson: Extending the State Board of Plumbing Examiners

Senate Journal Page: 1430
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HB 1259 by Darby: Spending tax dollars to promote rural veterinarians

Senate Journal Page: 1692
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HB 3979 by Toth: Banning critical race theory in public education

Senate Journal Page: 1702
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HB 428 by Ken King: Requiring health insurance plans cover ovarian cancer screenings

Senate Journal Page: 1724
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HB 3610 by Gervin-Hawkins: Protecting public charter school buildings from taxation

Senate Journal Page: 1759
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HB 3012 by Geren: Allowing the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association or the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association to conduct charitable raffles

Senate Journal Page: 1752
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HB 1967 by Senfronia Thompson: Creating a database about women with uterine fibroids

Senate Journal Page: 1784
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HB 1698 by Raney: Raising vehicle registration fees

Senate Journal Page: 1797
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HB 619 by Senfronia Thompson: Creating a strategic plan to impose regulations on child care

Senate Journal Page: 1800
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HB 1301 by Guillen: Expanding the services provided by colonia self-help centers

Senate Journal Page: 1809
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HB 2209 by Tracy King: Authorizing Dimmit County to collect a hotel tax

Senate Journal Page: 1810
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HB 1501 by Dean: Preventing cities from banning natural gas or propane

Senate Journal Page: 1816
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HB 3271 by Morales Shaw: Creating more government loans for businesses

Senate Journal Page: 1852
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HB 2283 by Phil King: Preventing private individuals and companies from influencing elections

Senate Journal Page: 1859
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HB 1869 by Burrows: Strengthening property tax reform

Senate Journal Page: 1980
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HB 4103 by Burrows: Expanding hotel tax loopholes

Senate Journal Page: 1983
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HB 1818 by Patterson: Imposing regulations on pet stores

Senate Journal Page: 1991
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HB 3807 by Hunter: Requiring local governments to hire lifeguards and post signs

Senate Journal Page: 2000
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HB 2168 by Krause: Expanding charitable raffles

Senate Journal Page: 2029
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HB 1516 by Noble: Efficiency audits for TANF

Senate Journal Page: 2032
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SB 1 by Nelson: The state budget

Senate Journal Page: 2051
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HB 3682 by Perez: Hotel tax bill

Senate Journal Page: 2143
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HB 4305 by Eddie Morales: Hotel tax bill

Senate Journal Page: 2145
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