Monday, January 25, 2021

TCEP Brown Bag: 87th Texas Legislature--Lawmaking in a Non-traditional Redistricting Session, featuring Ramiro Canales, Jan. 29, 2021 at Noon

Dear Students, Friends and Colleagues:

On behalf of the Texas Center for Education Policy, I am happy to invite you to a presentation by the legendary Ramiro Canales who will provide an overview of Texas policymaking in a simultaneous redistricting and COVID context. Please read his bio below, bring your lunch and partake of Mr. Canales' flare for the excitement that he brings to every legislative session, especially one's involving redistricting.

Time: Friday, January 25, 2021, at 12:00 pm CT 

You can view this event here.

-Angela Valenzuela, PH.D., Director

Texas Center for Education Policy



     Ramiro Canales is a former migrant farmworker from Santa Rosa, Texas in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. After graduating as salutatorian of his class from Santa Rosa High School in 1987, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies degree from Southwestern University, Texas' first university, in 1991.  In 1994, he earned a Master of Public Affairs degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT-Austin.  In 1998, he earned his law degree from The University of Texas School of Law.

     Mr. Canales began volunteering at the Texas Capitol in 1989 as a legislative intern for the late State Representative Irma Rangel, the author of the “Top Ten Percent” law, and became her chief of staff in 1995. He has served as a staff attorney for the Texas Association of Community Health Centers; as the assistant executive director for governmental relations at the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA); as an assistant attorney general for Texas Attorneys General John Cornyn and Greg Abbott; and as a lecturer on the Texas legislative process at The University of Texas at Austin.  

     Mr. Canales is an experienced litigator, appellate lawyer, and a “public policy engineer” a/k/a/ lobbyist.  He is the founder of the Legislative Boot Camp®, an intensive one-day training program on how things really work at the Texas Legislature.  

     His proudest achievement is earning his bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees without owning a car.



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