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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 79th   78th (1)   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 76th   75th   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 72nd   71st   Democrat Austin / Travis   Hays, Travis
S 14 Jan 8, 1985 - Jan 10, 1989 70th   69th   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
  • 65th Legislature, 1st C.S., HSR 14. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 67th Legislature, 1st C.S., HR 13. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 68th Legislature, 2nd C.S., HR 34. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 68th Legislature, R.S., HR 568. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 69th Legislature, R.S., HR 539. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 70th Legislature, 2nd C.S., SR 123. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 70th Legislature, R.S., HCR 122. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 71st Legislature, R.S., SR 72. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 72nd Legislature, 1st C.S., SR 38. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 74th Legislature, R.S., SR 891, Governor for a Day, 5/6/1995. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 81st Legislature, R.S., SR 680. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Mentioned in MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS article. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch; discussion of SB 1561 & 1562, 76th Legislature, relating to dropout rate and at-risk students, "Leadership Profile: Senator Gonzalo Barrientos," Volume V, Number 52, April 1999. Hispanic Journal.
  • Photo and biographical sketch, Hispanic Journal, 2000 Legislative Guide, 2000.
  • Biographical sketch included in Tejano Struggle for Representation, 2004.
  • Biographical sketch, "Movers and Shakers: Meet the Legislators Who Make the Decisions About Public Education," March 1995, pp. 13-17. Texas Lone Star.
  • Biographical sketch, 79th Legislature. Texas Senate.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 69th Legislature, 1985.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 70th Legislature, 1987.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 71st Legislature, 1989.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 72nd Legislature, 1991.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 77th Legislative Session, 2001.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 73rd Legislature, 1993.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 74th Legislature, 1995.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 75th Legislature, 1997.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 76th Legislative Session, 1999.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 78th Legislative Session, 2003.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 79th Legislative Session, 2005.
  • Photo and biographical sketch. Tribute to the Mexican American Legislators of Texas, 1978.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Gonzalo Barrientos, 64th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Gonzalo Barrientos, 65th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Gonzalo Barrientos, 66th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Gonzalo Barrientos, 67th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Gonzalo Barrientos, 68th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Gonzalo Barrientos, 69th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Gonzalo Barrientos, 70th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Gonzalo Barrientos, 71st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Gonzalo Barrientos, 72nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Gonzalo Barrientos, 73rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Gonzalo Barrientos, 74th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Gonzalo Barrientos, 75th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Gonzalo Barrientos, 76th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Gonzalo Barrientos, 77th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Gonzalo Barrientos, 78th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Gonzalo Barrientos, 79th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 69th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 70th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 71st session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 72nd session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 73rd session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 74th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 75th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 76th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 77th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 78th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 79th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 64th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 65th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.L1). State Preservation Board.
  • 66th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.L1). State Preservation Board.
  • 67th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.L1). State Preservation Board.
  • 68th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.L1). State Preservation Board.
  • 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.
  • "First Mexican-American to represent District 37-A (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.
  • Legislative profile, 74th Legislature, 1995. "Scenes From the 74th: The Laney-Bush Session," 6/16/1995. Texas Observer.
  • Barrientos, Gonzalo. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Committee Informationtop
    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  
    Natural Resource Public Interest Counsel  
    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  
    Natural Resources  
    Nominations  
    Redistricting  
    75th R.S. - 1997
    Annexation, Interim  
    Civil Justice, Interim  
    Education  
    Electric Utility Restructuring, Interim  
    Finance  
    Finance Subcommittee on Articles I, VI, and VII Agencies (Chair) 
    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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