AUSTIN, TX – Today, Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa filed for re-election to the Texas Senate. After putting South Texas at the forefront of critical state budget negotiations as Vice Chair of the Senate Finance Committee for the last four legislative sessions, Senator Hinojosa seeks re-election to a fourth term. Senator Hinojosa intends to continue his work for Senate District 20 in creating jobs, furthering economic development, advancing infrastructure projects, and providing for an educated and healthy workforce.
Senator Hinojosa issued the following statement:
“I am honored to file for re-election to the Texas Senate to represent Senate District 20. South Texas is playing a larger role in shaping our state’s future. Now more than ever Texas faces critical issues and challenges, and we need experienced leaders who have the courage to put people over politics and govern with compassion.
It is a privilege to serve the constituents of Senate District 20 and I look forward to continue advocating to make Texas a better place to live for all our families. Semper Fi.”
Known for his ability to work across party lines, rise above petty politics, and get things done for working Texans, Senator Hinojosa’s experience and leadership has helped craft balanced budgets addressing many of our state’s needs that have paved the way for a successful Texas economy. As Vice Chair of Senate Finance, he has secured millions of dollars in funding for Senate District 20 priorities that will create local economic development and opportunities.
Senator Hinojosa championed historic legislation in 2013 with the passage of Senate Bill 24 creating the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and the first ever Medical School in South Texas. This expansion of educational opportunities will create greater access to healthcare, more jobs, a healthy educated workforce, and a great economic boost to our families and communities in South Texas.
He has also secured over $800 million in funding for the Harbor Bridge replacement project in Corpus Christi. More than a decade of planning and development has come to fruition and will ensure the Coastal Bend will thrive as a local and international port promising economic growth, prosperity, and jobs for years to come.
Numerous pieces of significant legislation authored by Senator Hinojosa have created more jobs, enhanced student affordability for higher education opportunities, increased access to better healthcare, crafted smart border security solutions, provided tax relief to homeowners and small businesses, improved the safety of students in our public education system, supported our veterans and military communities, and boosted infrastructure and transportation projects to create local economic development.
Senator Hinojosa has received the prestigious honor of being named “Top Ten Best Legislators” for Texas Monthly magazine three times, and named “Top Ten Legislator” by Capitol Inside three times.
Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa proudly represents the counties of Nueces, Jim Wells, Brooks, and Hidalgo (part). Senator Hinojosa served as the Senate President Pro Tempore of the Texas Senate in the 84th Texas Legislature. Senator Hinojosa currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, and serves on the Senate Committees on Natural Resources & Economic Development; Criminal Justice; Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs as well as the Legislative Budget Board (LBB), and the Sunset Advisory Committee.