Houston Matters

New PAC Hopes to Raise Up More Latino Candidates in Houston and Across Texas

Posted on · Hispanic residents account for roughly 40 percent of the Texas population. Yet politically, Latinos as a group tend to punch well below their weight. Luis Elizondo-Thomson is trying to change that. Last August, he formed the Latino Texas Political Action Committee — or Latino Texas PAC. News 88.7 politics and government reporter Andrew Schneider asked Elizondo-Thomson […]

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When Will Latino Political Influence Reflect Demographics?

Posted on · Earlier this month, the Center for Houston’s Future presented a panel discussion exploring when Hispanic political influence will reflect demographic reality at the voting booth. Latinos represent the fastest-growing population here, and yet, their voter turnout is lower than other ethnic populations. Houston Matters host Craig Cohen moderated the discussion with four panelists: Rice University […]