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Rep. Ina Minjarez
Texas State House District 124
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Texas State House District 124
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Texas State House District 124
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Rep. Ina Minjarez

Texas State House District 124

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San Antonio, TX 78245

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Representative Ina Minjarez was elected to serve the constituents of Texas House District 124 after a quick special election in April 2015. During her 30 days at the Capitol, Ina accomplished a great deal for hardworking Texas families. Though she was elected after the deadline to file any of her own  legislation, she served as an important swing vote in the House Committees on Transportation and State Affairs.

By the end of the 84th Legislative Session, Ina had joint-authored 17 bills, co-authored 45 bills, sponsored or joint-sponsored 8 bills, and the Governor signed 6 of these bills into law. During the interim session, the speaker of the house, Joe Straus, appointed her to serve on the  Federal Environmental House Committee.

For the 85th Legislative session, Representative Minjarez was appointed to the House Committee on Transportation, the House Committee on Human Services and the Local and Consent Calendars Committee. She was able to successfully pass important legislation that will help our military families, protect our military bases, combat cyberbullying in schools, provide meaningful resources for children in foster care as well as foster care redesign. Furthermore, she was successful by amending several bills, from the budget and CPS legislation to the TXDOT sunset bill. Representative Minjarez was also elected during the 85th session to serve as Vice-Chair of the Women’s Health Caucus and is also a sitting member of the bi-partisan House Research Organization Steering Committee. By the end of the 85th session she was named “Rookie of the Year” by Texas Monthly, received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Department of Defense for her leadership in policy changes that benefit Military Service members and has recently been awarded The Advocacy Women’s Award by the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

In San Antonio, Representative Minjarez has been appointed to the planning advisory group for the Young Children’s Resource Center and Crisis Nursery.

Ina was born and raised in El Paso, Texas by two hardworking parents with deep roots in social justice. From an early age, Ina and her sister were taught that hard work and education would kick open the doors of opportunity. She was awarded several academic scholarships to attend the University of Notre Dame, where Ina wrote about social justice issues and traveled to serve the underprivileged and the oppressed. She picked crops with migrant workers and interned in the office of an El Paso attorney who helped migrants and refugees file for legal residency.

After graduation, Ina attended St. Mary’s Law School in San Antonio. During her studies, Ina interned with the Bexar County Criminal District Court Administration. Ina has had a successful career prosecuting defendants charged with crimes against children. Later, Ina opened her private practice, and represented children who were victims of abuse and neglect in Child Protective Service cases. Ina has also represented workers in employment law disputes and on-the-job injuries.

She was recently married to her now husband, Leo Gomez. She has two wonderful step children, Manuel and April Gomez. In her free time, Ina enjoys running marathons and spending time with their three dogs, Pinot, Pepe, and Lily.

Biography courtesy of www.vote4ina.org.

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Thurs, November 6 (San Antonio) – Election Night Watch Party

Representative Ina Minjarez was elected to serve the constituents of Texas House District 124 after a quick special election in April 2015. During her 30 days at the Capitol, Ina accomplished a great deal for hardworking Texas families. Though she was elected after the deadline to file any of her own  legislation, she served as an important swing vote in the House Committees on Transportation and State Affairs.

By the end of the 84th Legislative Session, Ina had joint-authored 17 bills, co-authored 45 bills, sponsored or joint-sponsored 8 bills, and the Governor signed 6 of these bills into law. During the interim session, the speaker of the house, Joe Straus, appointed her to serve on the  Federal Environmental House Committee.

For the 85th Legislative session, Representative Minjarez was appointed to the House Committee on Transportation, the House Committee on Human Services and the Local and Consent Calendars Committee. She was able to successfully pass important legislation that will help our military families, protect our military bases, combat cyberbullying in schools, provide meaningful resources for children in foster care as well as foster care redesign. Furthermore, she was successful by amending several bills, from the budget and CPS legislation to the TXDOT sunset bill. Representative Minjarez was also elected during the 85th session to serve as Vice-Chair of the Women’s Health Caucus and is also a sitting member of the bi-partisan House Research Organization Steering Committee. By the end of the 85th session she was named “Rookie of the Year” by Texas Monthly, received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Department of Defense for her leadership in policy changes that benefit Military Service members and has recently been awarded The Advocacy Women’s Award by the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

In San Antonio, Representative Minjarez has been appointed to the planning advisory group for the Young Children’s Resource Center and Crisis Nursery.

Ina was born and raised in El Paso, Texas by two hardworking parents with deep roots in social justice. From an early age, Ina and her sister were taught that hard work and education would kick open the doors of opportunity. She was awarded several academic scholarships to attend the University of Notre Dame, where Ina wrote about social justice issues and traveled to serve the underprivileged and the oppressed. She picked crops with migrant workers and interned in the office of an El Paso attorney who helped migrants and refugees file for legal residency.

After graduation, Ina attended St. Mary’s Law School in San Antonio. During her studies, Ina interned with the Bexar County Criminal District Court Administration. Ina has had a successful career prosecuting defendants charged with crimes against children. Later, Ina opened her private practice, and represented children who were victims of abuse and neglect in Child Protective Service cases. Ina has also represented workers in employment law disputes and on-the-job injuries.

She was recently married to her now husband, Leo Gomez. She has two wonderful step children, Manuel and April Gomez. In her free time, Ina enjoys running marathons and spending time with their three dogs, Pinot, Pepe, and Lily.

Biography courtesy of www.vote4ina.org.

Get Involved with Ina

Thurs, November 6 (San Antonio) – Election Night Watch Party

Rep. Ina Minjarez

Texas State House District 124

Help Annie's List Elect Candidates like Ina

DONATE

HQ phone# (210) 673-3600
Website

Ina Minjarez Campaign
P.O. Box 769413
San Antonio, TX 78245

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