College of Liberal Arts

Now What? The 2012 Elections, the 2013 Session, and Beyond

Thursday Nov 8, 2012 10:15 AM - 3:45 PM | The Capitol Extension Auditorium

The Texas Politics Project Speaker Series and the Texas Tribune present “Now What?  The 2012 Elections, the 2013 Session, and Beyond,” a panel discussion featuring a diverse group of campaign consultants, recent agency heads in policy areas central to the state's future, and leading political reporters from around the state for frank discussions with Evan Smith and James Henson about the 2012 elections and their implications for Texas when the 83rd Legislature comes to town.

10:30-11:45 AM: Inside Baseball: a Post-Election Analysis with Texas Political Strategists.

Moderated by Evan Smith.

JORDAN BERRY, Berry Communications;


ED ESPINOSA, EE Strategic Consulting;

JASON JOHNSON, J2 Strategies.

1:00-2:15 PM: A Conversation about Competing Priorities Facing The 83rd Legislature.
Moderated by James Henson.

ROBERT SCOTT, former Commissioner of Education;

DEIRDRE DELISI, former chairwoman, Texas Transportation Commission;

TOM MASON, former manager, Lower Colorado River Authority;

THOMAS SUEHS, former executive commissioner, Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

2:30-3:45 PM: From the 2012 Elections to the 2013 Session.

Moderated by James Henson.
TIM EATON, The Austin American Statesman;

PATTI HART, The Houston Chronicle;

GROMER JEFFERS, JR., The Dallas Morning News;

ROSS RAMSEY, The Texas Tribune.

Admission is free and the event is open to the public.  The event will be recorded for alter use by the Texas Politics Project and the Texas Tribune. Go to the Texas Tribune website to RSVP:


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