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How I went from political refugee to a Texas police chief

Art Acevedo left Cuba as a child, he went on to become Houston's police chief
In 1968 Art Acevedo left Cuba with his parents and they became political refugees. He went on to become the chief of the Houston Police Department in Texas. He's the first ever Hispanic police chief in Houston and says that his life has helped him understand things from a different perspective.

(Photo: Houston Chief of Police Art Acevedo. Credit: Houston Police Department)
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Projected for Trump

State projected at: 21:00 EST (02:00 GMT)

38 electoral votes

Congress

Senate
2 seats, none up for election

There is no Senate election in Texas this year. The current senators are Republicans Ted Cruz and John Cornyn.

Democrats

0 seats

Republicans

2 seats

Independents

0 seats

House of Representatives
36 seats, all up for election

Democrats

11 seats
Change: (no change) since the last election.

Republicans

25 seats
Change: (no change) since the last election.

Independents

0 seats
Change: (no change) since the last election.