Thursday morning, Texas State Representative Mary E. González declared her intention to seek re-election for House District 75.
“Texas deserves a legislature that doesn’t look back, but prepares our communities for new jobs, superior schools, and a better future for our people,“ said Rep. González. “I am proud of the work we’ve accomplished for our neighbors in District 75 and ask them for another opportunity to continue working for them in Austin.”
Vice Chair González holds key positions on the House Appropriations and Public Education committees and boasts a strong track record of results.
This session, these outcomes include increasing funding for higher education and Texas Grants, authoring education legislation to support students and teachers, and fighting for a Texas that is more inclusive for all.
In previous years she has been successful in increasing access to water and sanitary infrastructure for colonias, passing legislation for Texas’ and El Paso County’s agricultural communities by addressing specific issues including crop/animal diseases and land rights, and supporting a variety of local initiatives including the growth and expansion of the San Elizario Cultural Arts District.
Representative González is Vice Chair for the Mexican American Legislative Caucus and Chair of the Texas House LGBT Caucus. In 2015 she was inducted as the youngest member of the El Paso Women’s Hall of Fame and in 2019 she received her PhD from the University of Texas at Austin.