Well, the Trib had their online vote and the final tally left me wanting more of my favorites to be in the Top 10. Oh, well. Here’s my Top 5.
- State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer – As the chief of the Mexican American Lege Caucus, he pulled off a Ramon Ayala concert at the Capitol with 8,000 in attendance to celebrate MALC’s 40 years of fighting for what’s right, while also representing his district and everyone else. Plus, his office kept me happy with plenty of commentary and press releases on the latest Lege stuff.
- State Rep. Armando Walle – No, not because I like the guy, but because he, along with my own State Rep, Gene Wu, kept us all very informed with their Twitter play-by-play. They even earned an attempt at an SB1 motion to instruct to keep twitter use at a minimum. Of course, that didn’t stop them.
- State Senator Sylvia Garcia – Because she hit the ground running despite Rick Perry’s delays. She put together a good staff that worked hard from the get-go. Kudos to the Senator and her staff.
- State Senator Rodney Ellis – He’s another one that keeps us well-informed, and not just about his bike rides. His work on the Morton Act which ensures all evidence in a criminal case is revealed, is quite commendable–and it’s the law now. No complaints about my State Senator.
- Honorable Mention – State Rep. Roberto Alonzo – He’s a fellow liberal from Cristal (my hometown). What other reason do you want?
And thanks to Rick Perry and David Dewhurst and their insistence on a Special Session, all Republicans end up in a tie for first as least favorites. (No surprise, right?)
I just thought I’d add my own favorit@s list since it seems to be the thing. This is the first Lege session in which I actually had two Democrats representing me in Austin. After a decade of Tommy Williams, Joe Crabb, and Dan Huberty, I must say it was a well-earned relief.