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Saturday, September 24 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Texas vs. the Feds

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Jay Root (mod.)

Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Root, an investigative reporter, co-hosts The Ticket 2016, a podcast co-produced by the Tribune and KUT News covering the 2016 presidential race. Previously, he worked for The Associated Press, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the Houston Post. Root is the author of Oops! A Diary from the 2012 Campaign Trail, an insider’s account of then-Gov. Rick Perry’s collapse in the 2012 presidential race.

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Brandon Creighton

State Senator
Creighton, R-Conroe, has represented Senate District 4 since 2014. He serves as vice chairman of the Senate Business and Commerce Committee and sits on the Criminal Justice, State Affairs and Agriculture, Water and Rural Affairs committees. Previously, Creighton served in the Texas House and as chairman of the House Federalism Committee and of the Texas House Republican Caucus.
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Ina Minjarez

State Representative
Minjarez, D-San Antonio, has represented House District 124 since a 2015 special election. She sits on the House State Affairs, Transportation and Federal Environmental Regulation committees. She has her own private law practice where she represents child abuse victims in Child Protective Services cases. Previously, Minjarez worked as an assistant district attorney in Bexar County.
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Armando Walle

State Representative
Walle, D-Houston, has represented House District 140 since 2008. He serves as vice chairman of the House Government Transparency Committee, sits on the Appropriations Committee and serves on the select committees on State and Federal Power and Responsibility and Transportation Planning. Previously, Walle served on the House Committees on Insurance, Homeland Security and Public Safety and Business and Industry.
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Paul Workman

State Representative
Workman, R-Austin, has represented House District 47 since 2011. He is a member of the House Insurance and Natural Resources committees and serves as vice chairman of the State & Federal Power & Responsibility Select Committee. Previously, Workman served 10 years in the U.S. Army Reserves. He is also the founder of the Austin-based Workman Commercial Construction Services, Ltd.