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Contacting your legislators

Finding your legislators

Who Represents Me?
This system from the Texas Legislature Online provides information about current districts and members of the Texas Senate, Texas House of Representatives, the Texas delegation to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and the State Board of Education (SBOE). You can search by street address, ZIP code, county, and/or city.

Contacting your legislators

By mail

You may write to your legislators at the following addresses:

The Honorable (insert name of Senator)
Texas Senate
P.O. Box 12068
Austin, Texas 78711-2068

The Honorable (insert name of Representative)
Texas House of Representatives
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, Texas 78768-2910

District office addresses are available on Who Represents Me? on Texas Legislature Online.

Complete rosters are available at the Texas Senators and House Membership web sites, in the Legislative Reference Library's Chief Elected Officials of Texas list, and through Texas Legislature Online's member listings for the House and Senate.

By telephone

You may find Capitol and district office telephone numbers for your legislator by searching Who Represents Me? on Texas Legislature Online.

By e-mail

E-mail is handled by each office individually. For e-mail options, see the Texas Senators and House Membership web sites.

Office Envelope and inside address Letter salutation 1. Introduction, one person to another
2. Conversation, subsequently

FEDERAL

U.S. Senator The Honorable John Doe1
United States Senate
Dear Senator Doe:2 1. Senator Doe
2. Senator
U.S. Senator-elect The Honorable Jane Doe
United States Senator-elect
Dear Mr./Ms. Doe:

1.Mr./Ms. Doe
2. Mr./Ms. Doe

U.S. Representative The Honorable John Doe
United States House of Representatives
Dear Representative Doe:3 1. Representative Doe
2. Representative
U.S. Representative-elect The Honorable Jane Doe
United States Representative-elect
Dear Mr./Ms. Doe: 1. Mr./Ms. Doe
2. Mr./Ms. Doe
Former U.S. Senator or U.S. Representative The Honorable John Doe

Dear Senator Doe: /
Dear Representative Doe:

1. Senator/Representative Doe
2. Senator/Representative


STATE

Governor of a state or territory The Honorable Jane Doe
Governor of Texas
Dear Governor Doe:

1. Governor Doe
2. Governor

Lieutenant Governor The Honorable John Doe
Lieutenant Governor of Texas
Dear Lieutenant Governor Doe: 1. Lieutenant Governor Doe
2. Lieutenant Governor / Governor (preferred in Texas)
Speaker of the Assembly or the House of Representatives The Honorable Jane Doe
Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives
Dear Mr./Madam Speaker: 1. Mr./Madam Speaker
2. Mr./Madam Speaker
State Senator The Honorable John Doe
Texas Senate
Dear Senator Doe: 1. Senator Doe
2. Senator
State Senator-elect The Honorable Jane Doe
Senator-elect
Texas Senate
Dear Mr./Ms. Doe: 1. Mr./Mrs. Doe
2. Mr./Mrs. Doe
State Representative The Honorable John Doe
Texas House of Representatives
Dear Representative Doe: 1. Representative Doe
2. Representative
State Representative-elect The Honorable Jane Doe
Representative-elect
Texas House of Representatives
Dear Mr./Mrs. Doe: 1. Mr./Mrs. Doe
2. Mr./Mrs. Doe
Former State Senator or State Representative4. The Honorable John Doe
(local address)
Dear Senator/Representative Doe: 1. Senator/Representative Doe
2. Senator/Representative

1. If writing to a legislator as President Pro Tempore of the Senate or as a committee or subcommittee Chair, include that title in your envelope and salutation greeting.
2. Honor & Respect recommends complimentary close of "Sincerely yours" or "Sincerely."
3. Per Honor & Respect, "Representative" and "Senator" are not traditional honorifics for members of the U.S. or Texas House of Representatives or the Texas Senate, but the author notes that many legislators prefer these titles over "Mr./Ms. (Name)." Common use in the Texas legislative community calls for "Representative [name]" and "Senator [name]."
4. The Legislative Reference Library does not keep current contact information on file for former members of the Legislature. However, several resources are available at the LRL that provide dates of service and biographical information.

Sources consulted:

  • Hickey, Robert. Honor & Respect: The Official Guide to Names, Titles, and Forms of Address. Columbia, S.C.: The Protocol School of Washington, 2008.
  • McCaffree, Mary Jane, Pauline Innis, and Richard M. Sand, Esquire. Protocol: The Complete Handbook of Diplomatic, Official and Social Usage. 25th anniversary ed. Dallas: Durban House Publishing Company, Inc., 2002.
  • Texas House of Representatives
  • Texas Senate
  • Texas State Directory, Austin, TX: Texas State Directory Press, 2017.