In politics, your name is your brand, and no name is more branded in the consciousness of the Texas Capitol than that of Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer.
He is TMF — a skillful and pugnacious Democratic legislator from San Antonio now in his seventh term who invariably finds himself in the thick of the action, including the investigation by the Select Committee on Transparency, which meets Tuesday, into whether University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall ought to be impeached.
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Trey Martinez Fischer/ Ferdinand Frank Fischer III/ state representative
Dan Patrick/ Dannie Scott Goeb/ state senator
Sam Houston/ Samuel Houston/Democrat for attorney general
Richard Peña Raymond/ Richard Raymond/state representative
Kinky Friedman/ Richard S. Friedman/ Democrat for agriculture commissioner
Ted Cruz/ Rafael Edward Cruz/ U.S. senator