Craig A. Washington

Full Name: Craig Anthony Washington

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 13 Jan 13, 1987 - Jan 23, 1990 71st (1) (2)   70th   71st (1) (2)   Democrat Houston / Harris Senate President Pro Tempore (71st)   Fort Bend, Harris
S 13 Jan 11, 1983 - Jan 13, 1987 68th (3)   69th   Democrat Houston / Harris   Fort Bend, Harris
H 86 Jan 13, 1981 - Jan 11, 1983 67th   Democrat Houston / Harris Speaker Pro Tem, 1/22/1981.   Harris
H 86 Jan 9, 1979 - Jan 13, 1981 66th (4)   Democrat Houston / Harris Speaker Pro Tem, 10/29/1980.   Harris
H 86 Jan 11, 1977 - Jan 9, 1979 65th   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
H 86 Jan 14, 1975 - Jan 11, 1977 64th   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
H 86 Jan 9, 1973 - Jan 14, 1975 63rd   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris

(1) 71st Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Ad Interim 2nd C.S., elected 12/8/1989. Senate Journal.
(2) Rodney Ellis, in special election 2/13/1990, sworn 2/27/1990, succeeded Craig A. Washington, elected Congressman, 18th district, in runoff election 12/9/1989, resigned 1/23/1990. First session was 71st 3rd Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) 68th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 3/17/1983, p. 495. Drew 4-year term (also see message from President, p. 467). Senate Journal.
(4) Speaker Pro Tem, 10/29/1980. "Washington Named State House Speaker Pro Tem," 10/30/1980. Houston Chronicle.

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71st R.S. - 1989
Committee of the Whole Senate  
Criminal Justice  
Intergovernmental Relations  
Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee on Urban Affairs  
State Affairs  
State Affairs Subcommittee on Elections  
70th R.S. - 1987
AIDS, Legislative Task Force on  
Committee of the Whole Senate  
Criminal Justice  
Health and Human Services  
Health and Human Services Subcommittee on Health Services  
Juvenile Justice System, Select  
Rules, Special  
State Affairs  
State Affairs Subcommittee on Elections  
Transition Services Task Force  
Workfare, Special, Interim  
69th R.S. - 1985
Committee of the Whole Senate  
Criminal Justice  
Health and Human Resources  
State Affairs  
68th R.S. - 1983
Business, Technology and Education, Special  
Committee of the Whole Senate  
Committee of the Whole Senate, Subcommittee on Educational Quality  
Health and Human Resources  
Health and Human Resources Subcommittee on Public Health  
Human Resources  
Human Resources Subcommittee on Public Health  
Hunger and Nutrition, Interim  
Jurisprudence Subcommittee on Criminal Matters (Vice Chair) 
State Affairs  
67th R.S. - 1981
Election Contest, Special (Chair) 
General Investigating  
Human Services (Chair) 
Public Education, Select  
Regions, Compacts, and Districts  
66th R.S. - 1979
Human Services (Chair) 
Security and Sanctions  
Urban Needs, House Joint  
65th R.S. - 1977
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee on Appropriative Matters (Vice Chair) 
Social Services (Chair) 
Social Services Subcommittee on Correctional Institutions  
Social Services Subcommittee on Rehabilitation  
64th R.S. - 1975
Crime and its Control, Special Task Force  
Criminal Jurisprudence (Chair) 
Functions of the Judiciary, Select  
Judicial Qualifications Commission Study, Special  
Proposed Constitution (SJR 11)  
63rd R.S. - 1973
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Prairie View A&M College Administration, Investigation, Special (Chair) 
Reorganization and Modernization of Public Education (Committee of 24), Interim  

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