Eric will be the first openly gay man of color elected to the Texas state legislature
Eric Holguin grew up in a South Texas working-class Hispanic family of public servants. His father a public-school educator, his mother a nurse, and two veteran brothers who now serve as Texas State Troopers. Eric worked in NYC government before relocating back to Corpus Christi, TX to fight for his home region as the Democratic nominee for U.S. Congress in 2018. Although gerrymandering affected his chances at being successful, Eric continued to fight for veterans (got a bill signed into law in the Texas) with a local veterans organization, and for civil & LGBTQ rights as President of a LULAC chapter, LULAC PARA TODOS. As President, he publicly denounced a County Commissioner for her anti-LGBTQIA+ remarks during the presentation of the County’s Pride Proclamation. Through LULAC PARA TODOS, he is working to start a scholarship for LGBTQIA+ students in the region. During his time with the NYC Comptroller, Eric utilized that office to fight Texas’ hateful 2017 transgender bathroom bill by way of economic consequences to Texas. Eric is part of a generation that is fighting for change that is representative of the people and for the people.
Importance of Candidacy:
- Eric will be the first openly gay man of color elected to the Texas State Legislature!