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1 RUNNING HEAD: THE LONE STAR STATES REPRESENTATIVES Jovan Salazar People, Power, and Politics – An Introduction to American Government/SS236 December 2, 2019 Professor Stuart Collins Purdue Global University
2 THE LONE STAR STATE REPRESENTATIVES The Lone Star State Representatives People of the great state of Texas take great pride in their home state. The saying is everything is bigger in Texas and it starts with these citizen's pride or ego depending on the person. But that being said these representatives have to speak for these citizens' best interests and interests for the state itself. These are mighty big boots to fill as there are two specific people that job is to do this exactly. We are talking about Senator Ted Cruz and Senator John Cornyn, and how well they represent us, is all based on the individual citizen themselves. The 28 th state of the union otherwise known as “The Lone Star State”, is located in the south center of the United States. Texas is a massive state in size and covering 268,601 square miles and with Texas being so huge in size I will name only a few of its major cities that can be found in these states. The biggest city is Houston with 2,359,480 Texans followed by San Antonio with 1,565,929 Texan, Dallas has 1,379,735 citizens, Austin comes in fourth with 1,001,104 Texans, and then it’s Fort Worth with 913,939 citizens to make up a solid population of Texas. Over time this state went from rural to now more urban, and with the majority of these major cities producing a population of more than a million each makes it easier to live in an urban area than rural. Texas is a very diverse state and the citizens take pride in a strong economy and the industries that are produced here. It is known for the production of steel, farming, petroleum, banking, and tourism, and also natural gas. With this state being so diverse and expansive it can influence legislation more than policies and with that being said the legislative branch is the strongest in Texas. “According to PEW research center, the state is pretty

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