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The Hobby Hour


The first 2022 Hobby Hour will feature one of the school’s greatest champions: State Rep. Garnet Coleman. Host Dean Jim Granato will discuss Coleman’s recent retirement announcement from the Texas House of Representatives, his history of accomplishments, and contributions to public service.

Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022



garnet-colemanresize.jpgRep. Garnet Coleman has served District 147 covering parts of central and southeast Houston for 30 years. The retiring statesman has notably championed funds for a new Hobby School building included in an improvement package for UH facilities. He is known for making great strides in health care, voting, social justice and urban redevelopment legislation.

“Chairman Coleman is one of the most effective legislators in Texas. Chairman Coleman is a master at writing legislation and then using his muscle and political know-how to get it passed. Garnet’s work ethic, intelligence, and passion for public policy have changed the lives of so many Texans for the better." - Rep. Chris Turner, Chair, House Democratic Caucus


The Hobby Hour is an interactive discussion about public policy and politics hosted by the Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston.