Gonzalo Barrientos

Gonzalo Barrientos

Full Name: Gonzalo Barrientos, Jr.

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 14 Jan 14, 2003 - Jan 9, 2007 78th (1)   79th   Democrat Austin / Travis   Travis
S 14 Jan 9, 2001 - Jan 14, 2003 77th (2)   Democrat Austin / Travis   Hays, Travis
S 14 Jan 14, 1997 - Jan 9, 2001 75th   76th   Democrat Austin / Travis   Hays, Travis
S 14 Jan 10, 1995 - Jan 14, 1997 74th (3) (4)   Democrat Austin / Travis Senate President Pro Tempore (74th)   Hays, Travis
S 14 Jan 12, 1993 - Jan 10, 1995 73rd (5) (6)   Democrat Austin / Travis   Hays, Travis
S 14 Jan 10, 1989 - Jan 12, 1993 71st   72nd   Democrat Austin / Travis   Hays, Travis
S 14 Jan 8, 1985 - Jan 10, 1989 69th   70th   Democrat Austin / Travis   Hays, Travis
H 51 Jan 11, 1983 - Jan 8, 1985 68th   Democrat Austin / Travis   Travis
H 37-A Jan 13, 1981 - Jan 11, 1983 67th   Democrat Austin / Travis   Travis
H 37-A Jan 9, 1979 - Jan 13, 1981 66th   Democrat Austin / Travis   Travis
H 37-A Jan 11, 1977 - Jan 9, 1979 65th   Democrat Austin / Travis   Travis
H 37-4 Jan 14, 1975 - Jan 11, 1977 64th   Democrat Austin / Travis   Travis

(1) 78th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/14/2003, SR 7, pp. 15-16. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(2) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 2002 due to redistricting. Texas Constitution Art. III, ยง3, Election and term of office of Senators.
(3) 74th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Regular Session, elected 1/10/1995. Senate Journal.
(4) 74th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/11/1995, pp. 75-76. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
(5) 73rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 3/25/1993, pp. 589-590. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
(6) Due to redistricting litigation, entire Senate went up for reelection in 1994. See also Clips database, 4/6/1993 - 4/8/1993, Redistricting - Legislature; and Guide to 2001 Redistricting - Appendix A, 1990s Redistricting (Texas Legislative Council). Terrazas v. Slagle, 821 F.Supp. 1162 (April 5, 1993), 1993.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Mentioned in "Lobbyists Keep City's Interests in State's Sight," 9/6/1994. Austin American-Statesman.
  • Star Legislator, "Legislative Stars Shine Through Difficult Session," Volume 15, Number 2, Summer 1995, pp. 8-9, 29. The Classroom Teacher: The Magazine of the Texas Classroom Teachers Association.
  • Mentioned in MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS article. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photo, mentioned in Minority Civil Rights and the Texas Legislature, 2018.
  • "First Mexican-American to represent District 37-4 (Austin/Travis County)." Tejano Struggle for Representation, 2004.
  • "In Defense of Barrientos," including discussion of education reform bill, SB 1, 74th Legislature, 7/14/1995, p. 3. Texas Observer.

Photographs

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

79th R.S. - 2005
Administration (Vice Chair) 
Finance  
Natural Resources  
Nominations  
Transportation and Homeland Security (Vice Chair) 
78th R.S. - 2003
Committee of the Whole Senate  
Finance  
Infrastructure Development and Security (Vice Chair) 
Natural Resources  
Nominations  
77th R.S. - 2001
Committee of the Whole Senate  
Finance  
Higher Education Excellence Funding, Interim  
Natural Resource Public Interest Counsel, Interim  
Natural Resources  
Nominations  
State Employee Compensation and Benefits, Special (Vice Chair) 
76th R.S. - 1999
Advisory Council on the Digital Economy  
Committee of the Whole Senate  
Electric Utility Restructuring, Special  
Finance  
Mandated Health Benefits, Interim  
Natural Resources  
Nominations  
Redistricting  
75th R.S. - 1997
Annexation, Interim  
Civil Justice, Interim  
Education  
Electric Utility Restructuring, Interim  
Finance  
Home Health and Assisted Living Facilities, Interim  
Hopwood, and State Contract and Employment Practices, Special (Vice Chair) 
Legislative and Congressional Redistricting, Committee of the Whole Senate (Chair) 
Natural Resources (Vice Chair) 
Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water  
Nominations  
Tax Reform and Public School Finance, Select  
Title Insurance, Interim  
74th R.S. - 1995
Education  
Finance  
Finance Subcommittee I (Vice Chair) 
Legislative and Congressional Redistricting, Committee of the Whole Senate, Special (Chair) 
Natural Resources  
Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water  
Nominations, Special  
73rd R.S. - 1993
Committee of the Whole Senate  
Education  
Finance  
International Relations, Trade and Technology (Vice Chair) 
Natural Resources  
Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water  
Nominations, Special (Chair) 
Redistricting, Ethics and Elections, Committee of the Whole Senate, Special  
Review of the Central Education Agency, Select  
72nd R.S. - 1991
Administration, Special  
Committee of the Whole on Redistricting, Special  
Committee of the Whole on Redistricting, Special, Subcommittee on Congressional Districts  
Development Over Closed Landfills, Special (Chair) 
Education  
Education, Interim  
Environment, Interim  
Finance (Vice Chair) 
Higher Education, Select  
Natural Resources  
Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water  
Nominations, Special (Chair) 
71st R.S. - 1989
Committee of the Whole Senate  
Education  
Education Subcommittee on School Dropouts (Chair) 
Edwards Aquifer, Special  
Employee Benefits, Select (Co-Chair) 
Finance  
Intergovernmental Relations  
Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee on Urban Affairs  
Job Training Partnership Act Monitoring  
Legislative Redistricting, Select (Vice Chair) 
Public Education, Select  
70th R.S. - 1987
Committee of the Whole Senate  
Education  
High School Dropouts, Special (Co-Chair) 
Higher Education in South Texas  
Intergovernmental Relations  
Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee on Urban Affairs (Vice Chair) 
State Affairs  
State Affairs Subcommittee on Elections  
Workfare, Special, Interim  
69th R.S. - 1985
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Task Force  
Committee of the Whole Senate  
Education  
Health and Human Resources  
Health and Human Resources Subcommittee on Elder Abuse (Chair) 
Intergovernmental Relations  
Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee on Urban Affairs  
State Purchase of Electricity, Task Force on  
Urban Issues, Special  
68th R.S. - 1983
Labor and Employment Relations  
Public Health  
67th R.S. - 1981
Constitutional Amendments  
Ways and Means  
66th R.S. - 1979
Health Services  
Health Services Subcommittee on Appropriative Matters  
Judicial Affairs  
65th R.S. - 1977
Appropriations  
64th R.S. - 1975
Appropriations  
Joint City/Legislative  
Social Services  
Social Services Subcommittee on Correctional Institutions  
Texas Unemployment Compensation Act, Temporary  

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