Jonathan Stickland, a Bedford Republican, was in a 10-way tie for eighth place.
Bill Zedler, an Arlington Republican, was deemed the third worst legislator. Equality Texas took into consideration his attempt to “hold children’s education hostage to punish LGBT families” and his attempt to “ban campus LGBT resource centers from state universities,” and lamented Zedler’s “perpetuating gross misinformation and stereotypes about HIV transition.”
“It would be easy to describe Zedler as ‘outside the mainstream,’ but his die-hard belief that HIV/AIDS is caused by providing basic resources to the LGBT community prove that he is, in fact, firmly in a stream all his own, and that stream is in 1986.”
Pretty harsh, right?
Well, Zedler wasn’t considered as horrible as Matt Krause, a Republican from Fort Worth.
Krause topped the “Worst” list.
Equality Texas slammed Krause, a Fort Worth attorney, for pursing an “extreme agenda of inserting state government into every decision made by school districts and universities to ensure that LGBT people cannot live their lives in peace.”
How bad was he?
“The people of House District 93 would have been better represented by an empty chair, at least that would have been less embarrassing,” the report concluded.
On the other end of the spectrum, Equality Texas lauded Lon Burnam, a Democrat from Fort Worth, as being among the best of the legislators.