University of Houston Resources Available to Discuss 2014 Elections

 A crowded ballot greets voters this year as they choose a new governor, select state legislators, as well as vote on U.S. House and Senate seats.  As you pursue stories related to the midterm elections, consider these resources from the University of Houston. 

Richard Murray: Professor of political science.  Reach him for comments related to political parties and interest groups, electoral politics and elections.  713-743-3909 or


Jason Casellas:  Associate professor of political science.  Connect with him for perspective on Latino and American politics and public policy. Professor Casellas is bilingual. 713-743-8714 

Jeronimo Cortina:  Assistant professor of political science.  Connect with him to discuss American and Latino politics.  He also has researched the reasons why Americans in red and blue states vote the way they do. Professor Cortina is bilingual.  Reach him at 713-743-3894 or  

Christine LeVeaux-Haley:  Professor of political science and assistant dean for academic programs at the Honors College of UH.  Reach her to discuss legislative politics, black politics and political behavior.  713-743-2355 or   

Temple Northup: Assistant professor of communication.  He can share perspective on political advertisements and their effectiveness in campaigns.  Reach him at 713-743-1697 or

Brandon Rottinghaus: Associate professor of political science.  Connect with him for insight into Texas or national level politics, including Texas elections, the Texas governor, the Texas legislature, the U.S. presidency, U.S. Congressional elections and political scandal.  713-743-3925 or

Elizabeth Simas: Assistant professor of political science. She can share perspective regarding voting and American electoral behavior, with a special interest in congressional elections.  Reach her at 713-743-3927 or

Renee Cross:  Associate director of the Hobby Center for Public Policy.  Her area of expertise includes state and congressional races.  Reach her at 713-743-3972 or   

Jennifer Clark: Assistant professor of political science.  Her expertise is in the area of political parties, American and state politics and legislative institutions.  Reach her at 713-743-3302 or

Ryan Kennedy: Assistant professor of political science.  His area of expertise includes international energy politics, political terrorism (policy responses to terrorist acts), stability and change in political institutions.  Reach him at 713-743-1663 or

Jim Granato:  Professor and director of the Hobby Center for Public Policy.  Reach him to discuss current U.S. policies and American political institutions. 713-743-3919 or

Seth Chandler: Professor of law. Chandler is an expert in insurance law, life and health insurance, and health law.  He can be reached at 713-743-2123 or