Project Ēdūcō Scorecard: Dallas County

By June 14, 2019 Uncategorized

With one notable exception, Texas lawmakers representing Dallas County performed well on key public education issues this legislative session, with most scoring better than their peers on the 2019 Project Ēdūcō Scorecard.

The Project Educo Scorecard is a tool for Texans to measure legislators’ commitment to public schools, using votes on key public education bills and amendments. The 2019 Scorecard shows state lawmakers in the House averaged an overall rating of 86 and those in the Senate averaged an overall rating of 60 in what public education activists have deemed an encouraging legislative session. Dallas County’s delegation earned an even better overall average rating of 92.

The exception: the county’s lone Republican senator, State Sen. Bob Hall of Edgewood. Hall was the lowest-scoring member of the Texas Senate this session, earning a grade of 14—well below Senate Republicans’ average rating of 39. Hall earned a 46 in 2017.

Dallas County’s two Republican Texas House members—State Reps. Morgan Meyer (Dallas) and Angie Chen Button (Richardson)—performed better this year than last session, where they both received a “F”. In 2019, Meyer and Button both earned an “A”, with Button earning a perfect 100.

Almost half the county’s delegation were freshmen. The eight newcomers, all Democrats, knocked it out of the park, all supporting public education with scores of 100. Six of the eight were part of a “blue wave” that knocked out most of Dallas County’s Republican incumbents in the November 2018 general election. Elections matter.

Here’s how each Dallas County lawmaker performed:

State Rep. Eric Johnson (D–Dallas) – House District 100
2019 Rating: 100
2017 Rating: 88

State Rep. Ana-Maria Ramos (D–Richardson) – House District 102
2019 Rating: 100

State Rep. Rafael Anchia (D–Dallas) – House District 103
2019 Rating: 100
2017 Rating: 90

State Rep. Jessica González (D–Dallas) – House District 104
2019 Rating: 100

State Rep. Terry Meza (D–Dallas) – House District 105
2019 Rating: 100

State Rep. Victoria Neave (D–Dallas) – House District 107
2019 Rating: 100
2017 Rating: 100

State Rep. Morgan Meyer (R–Dallas) – House District 108
2019 Rating: 92
2017 Rating: 37

State Rep. Carl Sherman (D–DeSoto) – House District 109
2019 Rating: 100

State Rep. Toni Rose (D–110) – House District 110
2019 Rating: 100
2017 Rating: 100

State Rep. Yvonne Davis (D–Dallas) – House District 111
2019 Rating: 100
2017 Rating: 88

State Rep. Angie Chen Button (R–Richardson) – House District 112
2019 Rating: 100
2017 Rating: 59

State Rep. Rhetta Bowers (D–Rowlett) – House District 113
2019 Rating: 100

State Rep. John Turner (D–Dallas) – House District 114
2019 Rating: 100

State Rep. Julie Johnson (D–Irving) – House District 115
2019 Rating: 100

State Sen. Bob Hall (R–Edgewood) – Senate District 2
2019 Rating: 14
2017 Rating: 46

State Sen. Nathan Johnson (D–Dallas) – Senate District 16
2019 Rating: 100

State Sen. Royce West (D–Dallas) – Senate District 23
2019 Rating: 64
2017 Rating: 92

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