Arlene Wohlgemuth

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Arlene Wohlgemuth
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from the 58th district
In office
Succeeded by Rob Orr

Arlene Wohlgemuth, U.S. politician, was in 2004 the Republican nominee for the 17th Congressional District of Texas. She lost 51% to 48% to the Democrat Chet Edwards.

Wohlgemuth served as a Representative from District 58 in the Texas House of Representatives in the Seventy-fourth through Seventy-eighth Texas Legislatures representing Bosque and Johnson counties in north central Texas. She gained some attention in state politics in 1997 for what became known as the "Memorial Day Massacre." She raised a point of order that killed 52 proposed bills by preventing them from even coming up for a vote before the end of the legislative session. Wohlgemuth was angry that opposition legislators had used a similar procedure the week before to prevent a vote on a proposal supported by Wohlgemuth requiring parental notification if a minor has an abortion.[1]

Wohlgemuth now serves with the Texas Public Policy Foundation as both the executive director, as well as the director of the Center for Health Care Policy.


  1. ^ Abilene-Reporter News (1997-05-29). "Lawmaker does cause no good with 'massacre'". Abilene Reporter-News. Retrieved 2006-06-28. 

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Preceded by
Bernard Erickson
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from District 58 (Burleson)

Succeeded by
Rob Orr