Below you'll find a preview of the 87th Texas Legislature. New and returning members will be sworn in on January 12, 2021, the opening day of the regular session.

Membership statistics for previous sessions are available on the library's Member statistics page.

 

Summary of the 87th Legislature

 

PARTY HOUSE SENATE OVERALL
Total 149* 31 180
Democrat 67 13 80
Republican 82 18 100

 

GENDER HOUSE SENATE OVERALL
Total 149* 31 180
Male 111 21 132
Female 38 10 48

 

INCUMBENCY** HOUSE SENATE OVERALL
Total 148** 31 179
Incumbents 132** 27 159
Freshmen 16 4 20

 

AGE*** HOUSE SENATE OVERALL
Under 30 0 0 0
30-39 16 0 16
40-49 43 1 44
50-59 44 15 59
60-69 29 7 36
70 and over 17 8 25
No response 1 0 1
Total 149 31 180
Average 53.8 61.5 55.4

*House District 68 is TBD in a special runoff election on January 23, 2021. Governor's Proclamation, December 28, 2021.
**Incumbent totals include members who served the previous session. Freshman totals include members whose first terms begin the first day of session: January 12, 2021. Not included as incumbent or freshman: Mike Schofield (first served in 84th-85th sessions).
***Age calculations are based on the membership as of the first day of session: January 12, 2021.

 

 

Members not returning to the 87th Texas Legislature

 

Texas House of Representatives

HOUSE DISTRICT NOT RETURNING REPLACEMENT
100 Lorraine Birabil (D)



Eric Johnson (D) in 86th R.S.
Jasmine Crockett (D)
76 César Blanco (D)
Elected to Senate District 29
Claudia Ordaz Perez (D)
138 Dwayne Bohac (R) Lacey Hull (R)
25 Dennis Bonnen (R) Cody Vasut (R)
132 Gina Calanni (D) Mike Schofield (R)
134 Sarah Davis (R) Ann Johnson (D)
148 Anna Eastman (D)



Jessica Farrar (D)
in the 86th R.S.
Penny Morales Shaw (D)
2 Dan Flynn (R) Bryan Slaton (R)
119 Roland Gutierrez (D)
Elected to Senate District 19
Liz Campos (D)
60 Mike Lang (R) Glenn Rogers (R)
26 Rick Miller (R) Jacey Jetton (R)
74 Poncho Nevárez (D) Eddie Morales (D)
59 J.D. Sheffield (R) Shelby Slawson (R)
68 Drew Springer (R)
Elected to Senate District 30
  Special election to be held January
23, 2021 (Governor's Proclamation)
92 Jonathan Stickland (R) Jeff Cason (R)
10 John Wray (R) Jake Ellzey (R)
96 Bill Zedler (R) David Cook (R)
28 John Zerwas (R) Gary Gates (R)

 

Texas Senate

SENATE DISTRICT NOT RETURNING REPLACEMENT
30 Pat Fallon (R) Drew Springer (R)
19 Pete Flores (R) Roland Gutierrez (D)
29 José Rodriguez (R) César Blanco (D)
14 Kirk Watson (D) Sarah Eckhardt (D)

Photos of new members will be added once they're available.