Governor Profile- Texas

1. Pick any Texas Governor other than Greg Abbott. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of Governors_of Texas) 2. Include a picture of the governor. 3. Name the political party this governor represented. 4. List any governmental positions held prior to becoming governor a. Name the dates the positions were held 5 Personal information a. Date of Birth, Death (if deceased) b. Birthplace c. Education i. Include only degrees and schools attended after high school 6. Gubernatorial Elections or assuming of office a. Indicate how he came into office (won election, assumed governorship upon death or resignation of…) b. For each of his gubernatorial elections, include the following i. Year of the election ii. The number of votes for both the person you have chosen and any of his opponents c. Indicate for many years this person served as governor. d. What part of the Texas Constitution (article and section) discusses how the governor is elected? 7. Vetoes a. Write a one-paragraph summary on a particular bill that your governor vetoed. i. What was the bill about? ii. Why did the governor veto it? b. What part of the Texas Constitution (article and section) discusses the gubernatorial veto? 8. Write a two-paragraph (single-spaced) summary of any speech given by this governor. In your summary be sure to note any policy positions or social views the governor takes. For what is the governor trying to argue? What is the governor’s agenda in the speech? Include the text of the speech below your summary. 9. Find one op-ed published in a newspaper about the tenure of this governor. It must be an op-ed, not just a website about the governor (no Wikipedia, for example). Summarize the OP-ED in a three-paragraph essay the argument of the op-ed.