Mary Gonzalez

Texas House of Representatives, District 75

Winner!

Mary is the first openly pansexual elected official in the U.S.

Biography

State Representative Mary E. González represents House District 75- a district that includes east El Paso County, the fastest growing parts of the city of El Paso and the towns of Socorro, Clint, Fabens, and Tornillo. Mary was raised in Clint, Texas and graduated from Clint High School. Mary serves on the Public Education and Agriculture and Livestock Committees in the Texas House. In her two legislative sessions, she has authored numerous bills that fought to improve schools, increase economic development, and support agriculture in House District 75. In addition, she helped hundreds of families living in colonias access public water and sewer systems for the first time, helped to create a pathway for San Elizario to become a city, and worked to give the opportunity for the dairy industry to return to the area. This has the opportunity to create hundreds of jobs for local residents. As a result of her accomplishments, Mary has been named “Freshman of the Year” by the Mexican American Legislative Caucus and “Champion of Equality” by Equality Texas. Mary received her Bachelor Degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her Master’s Degree from St. Edward’s University. Currently, she is pursuing her Doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction- Cultural Studies in Education at UT-Austin.

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