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Florence Shapiro Florence Shapiro
Full Name: Florence Muriel Shapiro
Other surnames: Donald,

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 8 Jan 11, 2011 - Jan 8, 2013 82nd   Republican Plano / Collin   Collin, Dallas
S 8 Jan 9, 2007 - Jan 11, 2011 81st   80th (1)   Republican Plano / Collin   Collin, Dallas
S 8 Jan 14, 2003 - Jan 9, 2007 79th (2)   78th (3)   Republican Plano / Collin Senate President Pro Tempore (79th)   Collin, Dallas
S 8 Jan 9, 2001 - Jan 14, 2003 77th (4)   Republican Plano / Collin   Collin, Dallas
S 8 Jan 14, 1997 - Jan 9, 2001 76th   75th   Republican Plano / Collin   Collin, Dallas
S 8 Jan 10, 1995 - Jan 14, 1997 74th (5)   Republican Plano / Collin   Collin, Dallas
S 2 Jan 12, 1993 - Jan 10, 1995 73rd (6) (7)   Republican Plano / Collin   Collin, Fannin, Hunt, Kaufman, Rains, Rockwall, Smith, Van Zandt, Wood
(1) Won election in Democratic primary 3/7/2006; uncontested in general election. Texas Secretary of State - Historical Election Returns, 1992-Current.
(2) 79th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Regular Session, elected 1/11/2005. Senate Journal.
(3) 78th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/14/2003, SR 7, pp. 15-16. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(4) 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.
(5) 74th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/11/1995, pp. 75-76. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
(6) 73rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 3/25/1993, pp. 589-590. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(7) 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
  • Mentioned in 74th Legislature, R.S., HCR 122, recognizing the 100th anniversary of the first female legislators. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Mentioned in 80th Legislature, SR 929, in honor of Martin Donald. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, 82nd Legislature. Texas Senate.
  • 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.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 80th Legislative Session, 2007.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 81st Legislative Session, 2009.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 82nd Legislative Session, 2011.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Florence Shapiro, 73rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Florence Shapiro, 74th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Florence Shapiro, 75th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Florence Shapiro, 76th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Florence Shapiro, 77th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Florence Shapiro, 78th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Florence Shapiro, 79th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. , 80th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Florence Shapiro, 81st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Florence Shapiro, 82nd Legislature, Texas Senate
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 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.
  • 80th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber, west wall. 2E.8). State Preservation Board.
  • 81st session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber, west wall. 2E.8). State Preservation Board.
  • 82nd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber, west wall. 2E.8). State Preservation Board.
  • Other Resources
  • Photo, political affiliation, and committee assignment. Capitol Women: Texas Female Legislators, 1923-1999, 2000.
  • Legislative Project includes tape-recorded interviews, Oral History Collection, University of North Texas.
  • Photo and interview, pp. 21-23, Texas Town & City.
  • Committee Informationtop
    82nd R.S. - 2011
    Administration  
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Committee to Study Public School Finance System, Interim (Co-Chair) 
    Economic Development, Select  
    Education (Chair)  
    Finance  
    Finance Subcommittee on Higher Education Funding  
    Finance Subcommittee on Public Education Funding (Chair) 
    Finance Subcommittee on Public Safety  
    Human Trafficking, Interim  
    Open Government  
    Transportation  
    81st R.S. - 2009
    Administration  
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Education (Chair) 
    Finance  
    Public School Finance Weights, Allotments, and Adjustments, Select (Co-Chair) 
    Transportation and Homeland Security  
    80th R.S. - 2007
    Administration  
    Education (Chair) 
    Finance  
    Finance Subcommittee on Higher Education Finance  
    Operation and Management of the Texas Youth Commission, Select  
    Public School Accountability, Select (Co-Chair) 
    Transportation and Homeland Security  
    79th R.S. - 2005
    Administration  
    Education (Chair) 
    Education Reform and Public School Finance, Select (Chair) 
    Finance  
    Transportation and Homeland Security  
    78th R.S. - 2003
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Education (Chair) 
    Finance  
    Higher Education, Interim (Co-Chair) 
    Higher Education, Legislative Oversight (Co-Chair) 
    Infrastructure Development and Security  
    Natural Resources  
    Public School Finance, Select (Co-Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    77th R.S. - 2001
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Education  
    Intergovernmental Relations  
    Public School Finance, Select  
    Redistricting, Special  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    76th R.S. - 1999
    Administration  
    Advisory Council on the Digital Economy  
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Criminal Justice  
    Redistricting  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    75th R.S. - 1997
    Criminal Justice (Vice Chair) 
    Criminal Justice, Interim  
    Economic Development  
    Economic Development, Interim  
    Housing, Interim  
    Intergovernmental Relations  
    Legislative and Congressional Redistricting, Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Municipal Franchise Agreements for Telecommunications Utilities  
    Nominations (Vice Chair) 
    Sex Offenders, Interim (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    Tax Reform and Public School Finance, Select  
    74th R.S. - 1995
    Administration  
    Criminal Justice (Vice Chair) 
    Economic Development  
    Intergovernmental Relations  
    Juvenile Driving While Intoxicated Laws, Interim  
    Juvenile Justice and Child Support, Interim  
    Legislative and Congressional Redistricting, Committee of the Whole Senate, Special  
    73rd R.S. - 1993
    Administration, Special  
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Domestic Violence, Interim  
    Economic Development  
    Education  
    Historically Underutilized Businesses, Select  
    Intergovernmental Relations  
    Qualified Providers, Interim  
    Redistricting, Ethics and Elections, Committee of the Whole Senate, Special  
    Redistricting, Ethics and Elections, Committee of the Whole Senate, Special Subcommittee  
    70th R.S. - 1987
    Capital Construction, Select, Interim  
     

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