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Contacting your legislator

Finding your legislator

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

Contacting your legislator

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

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, 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.

Forms of address: U.S. government officials

Office Envelope and inside address Formal salutation Informal salutation 1.Spoken address
2.Informal reference

FEDERAL

U.S. Senator The Honorable John Doe
United States Senate
The Honorable Jane Doe
United States Senate
Sir:1, 2 Sir: 1. Senator Doe OR Senator
2. Senator Doe
U.S. Senator-elect The Honorable John Doe
Senator-elect
United States Senate
Dear Sir: Dear Mr. Doe: 1. Mr. Doe
2. Senator-elect Doe
U.S. Representative The Honorable John Doe
House of Representatives
Sir: Sir: 1. Mr. Doe
2. Mr. Doe, Representative (Congressman) from Texas
OR Mr. Doe
U.S. Representative-elect The Honorable John Doe
Representative-elect
House of Representatives
Dear Sir: Dear Mr. Doe: 1. Mr. Doe
2. Representative-elect Doe
Former U.S. Senator or U.S. Representative The Honorable John Doe
(local address)
Dear Sir: Dear Sir: 1. Mr. Doe
2. Mr. Doe

STATE

Governor of a state or territory The Honorable John Doe
Governor of Texas
Sir: Sir: 1. Governor Doe OR Governor
2. Governor Doe OR The Governor OR The Governor of Texas (used only outside his or her own state)
Lieutenant Governor The Honorable John Doe
Lieutenant Governor of Texas
Sir: Sir: 1. Mr. Doe
2. The Lieutenant Governor of Texas, Mr. Doe OR
The Lieutenant Governor
3. Governor Doe (preferred in Texas)
Speaker of the Assembly or the House of Representatives The Honorable John Doe
Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives
Sir: Dear Mr. Doe: 1. Mr. Doe
2. Mr. Doe
State Senator The Honorable John Doe
Texas Senate
Dear Sir: Dear Senator Doe: 1. Senator Doe OR Senator
2. Senator Doe
State Senator-elect The Honorable John Doe
Senator-elect
Texas Senate
Dear Sir: Dear Mr. Doe: 1. Mr. Doe
2. Senator-elect Doe
State Representative The Honorable John Doe
Texas House of Representatives
Dear Sir: Dear Mr. Doe: 1. Mr. Doe
2. Mr. Doe OR Representative Doe
State Representative-elect The Honorable John Doe
Representative-elect
Texas House of Representatives
Dear Sir: Dear Mr. Doe: 1. Mr. Doe
2. Representative-elect Doe
Former State Senator or State Representative3 The Honorable John Doe
(local address)
Dear Sir: Dear Mr. Doe: 1. Mr. Doe
2. Mr. Doe

1. For women in official positions, Madam replaces Sir, and Mrs., Miss, or Ms. replaces Mr. Use Ms. unless you know the woman prefers Mrs. or Miss.
2. Complete Secretary's Handbook recommends formal close of "Very truly yours" and informal close of "Sincerely yours."
3. Former Texas State Senators and State Representatives: 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:
Doris, Lillian, and Besse May Miller. Complete Secretary's Handbook. 6th ed. Revised by Mary A. De Vries. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1998.
Holberg, Andrea, ed., Sonia Garza, Kathleen D. Kelly, and Kathleen A. Moses. Forms of Address: a Guide for Business and Social Use. Houston, Tex.: Rice University Press, in association with the Houston International Protocol Alliance, 1994.