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Rep-elect Terry Meza
Texas State House District 105
Meet
Rep-elect Terry Meza
Texas State House District 105
New Web_Terry Meza
 
Meet
Rep-elect Terry Meza
Texas State House District 105
New Web_Terry Meza
 

Rep-elect Terry Meza

Texas State House District 105

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HQ phone# (972) 914-9043
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PO Box 155076
Irving, TX 75015

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In a district whose past Texas House races have been decided by the narrowest of margins, Terry Meza means it when she preaches, “Every vote counts.”  The 4th generation Irvingite, lawyer, educator and long-time community activist knows from experience.  Her race for this House seat in 2016 went into a recount, edged out in the final tally by only 64 votes.  This election cycle, Terry is determined, and so is Annie’s List, that she will be the one to truly represent her district.

And there’s a lot at stake. Taking office after the 2016 election, her opponent went on to sow divisiveness and racial distrust in one of the most diverse cities in the US.  He sponsored SB4, the racial profiling bill, which deeply affected the citizens of this predominantly Hispanic district with a large Muslim American community. This troubles Terry deeply and motivates her to keep knocking on doors and getting to know all the people in her district.  And, she’s been enthusiastically embraced by her neighbors. Terry has won numerous endorsements from a broad spectrum of civic groups and leadership associations.

As an Irving native, deeply rooted in the area, she knows what its citizens need and deserve. She recalls her grandparents’ farm located north of 183 between O’Connor and MacArthur and listening to the political discourse that often took place in her father’s barbershop on Irving Blvd.  For forty years she’s dedicated herself to leadership roles in local organizations like the Lions Club, the League of Women Voters, LULAC and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. She’s an attorney with a track record of economic development and teaching experience that puts her in a unique position to fight for better funding for public schools, improved job training and better paying jobs. Terry also wants to decrease the unfair tax burden on homeowners by requiring major corporations to pay their fair share.

Terry passed her dedication and grit on to her son, who as a six-year-old, encouraged her to not drop out of law school. “I had just finished my first year of law school when my mother’s health declined. She could no longer take care of my son while I attended law school at night.  I thought about it and determined that I would not sacrifice my son’s childhood for this. As a single mother, I felt my only option was to drop out. When my son asked why I wasn’t getting ready for the new school year like he was,  I explained the situation to which he said, ‘I don’t want you to give up your dream of being a lawyer. I know the way….I’ll go with you.’  I told him this meant night classes after his full days of elementary school, four days a week for a whole year…and he still insisted.”  Although she wasn’t sure the school would allow such an arrangement, she owed it to him to at least ask. No policy was in place at the time, but the professors acquiesced, albeit with a long list of conditions.“ My son spent 4 years going to school by day and coming to class with me at night, where he would patiently sit and finish his homework. When I graduated, he got his own hood and walked with me—-at the insistence of my classmates.” Today, Terry’s son, still her greatest champion, serves as her campaign manager.

Terry is ready to fight for the people of HD 105. “Given the recent attacks on women’s rights and healthcare, Annie’s List plays a vital role in advancing women’s equality by helping to elect more women to office. I’m proud to be one of their endorsed candidates!”

 

 

In a district whose past Texas House races have been decided by the narrowest of margins, Terry Meza means it when she preaches, “Every vote counts.”  The 4th generation Irvingite, lawyer, educator and long-time community activist knows from experience.  Her race for this House seat in 2016 went into a recount, edged out in the final tally by only 64 votes.  This election cycle, Terry is determined, and so is Annie’s List, that she will be the one to truly represent her district.

And there’s a lot at stake. Taking office after the 2016 election, her opponent went on to sow divisiveness and racial distrust in one of the most diverse cities in the US.  He sponsored SB4, the racial profiling bill, which deeply affected the citizens of this predominantly Hispanic district with a large Muslim American community. This troubles Terry deeply and motivates her to keep knocking on doors and getting to know all the people in her district.  And, she’s been enthusiastically embraced by her neighbors. Terry has won numerous endorsements from a broad spectrum of civic groups and leadership associations.

As an Irving native, deeply rooted in the area, she knows what its citizens need and deserve. She recalls her grandparents’ farm located north of 183 between O’Connor and MacArthur and listening to the political discourse that often took place in her father’s barbershop on Irving Blvd.  For forty years she’s dedicated herself to leadership roles in local organizations like the Lions Club, the League of Women Voters, LULAC and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. She’s an attorney with a track record of economic development and teaching experience that puts her in a unique position to fight for better funding for public schools, improved job training and better paying jobs. Terry also wants to decrease the unfair tax burden on homeowners by requiring major corporations to pay their fair share.

Terry passed her dedication and grit on to her son, who as a six-year-old, encouraged her to not drop out of law school. “I had just finished my first year of law school when my mother’s health declined. She could no longer take care of my son while I attended law school at night.  I thought about it and determined that I would not sacrifice my son’s childhood for this. As a single mother, I felt my only option was to drop out. When my son asked why I wasn’t getting ready for the new school year like he was,  I explained the situation to which he said, ‘I don’t want you to give up your dream of being a lawyer. I know the way….I’ll go with you.’  I told him this meant night classes after his full days of elementary school, four days a week for a whole year…and he still insisted.”  Although she wasn’t sure the school would allow such an arrangement, she owed it to him to at least ask. No policy was in place at the time, but the professors acquiesced, albeit with a long list of conditions.“ My son spent 4 years going to school by day and coming to class with me at night, where he would patiently sit and finish his homework. When I graduated, he got his own hood and walked with me—-at the insistence of my classmates.” Today, Terry’s son, still her greatest champion, serves as her campaign manager.

Terry is ready to fight for the people of HD 105. “Given the recent attacks on women’s rights and healthcare, Annie’s List plays a vital role in advancing women’s equality by helping to elect more women to office. I’m proud to be one of their endorsed candidates!”

 

 

Rep-elect Terry Meza

Texas State House District 105

Help Annie's List Elect Candidates like Terry

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HQ phone# (972) 914-9043
Website

PO Box 155076
Irving, TX 75015

Follow Terry