Celia (Celia) Israel (D-050)

State Representative Celia Israel

Celia (Celia) Israel (D-050)
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Capitol: 512.463.0821
FAX: 512.463.1199
District: 512.463.0821
Room E2.214 Capitol Extension 1100 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
1100 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
Residence:Austin, TX

Committee Assignments


Elected in January 2014, Celia Israel represents House District 50 in the Texas Legislature. She serves on the House Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety and the House Committee on Elections, focusing on public safety and making voting easier for all Texans. Rep. Israel serves as Vice Chair of the Texas House Democratic Caucus, overseeing the Steering and Policy Committee. She is a member of the Legislative Study Group, the Women's Health Caucus, the Mexican American Legislative Caucus, and is a founding member of the Texas House LGBTQ Caucus. Raised in El Paso, Texas, Rep. Israel moved to the Austin area in 1982 to attend the University of Texas at Austin. After graduating with a degree in Government, she served in Governor Ann Richards' administration, tasked with recruiting the best and brightest to public service. Rep. Israel has served on numerous boards and committees focused on multimodal transportation, food scarcity, and empowering the next generation of female leaders. During her first term in the legislature, she was named Freshman of the Year by the Legislative Study Group, a Champion of Equality by Equality Texas, and a Progressive Champion by Progress Texas. In 2018, Rep. Israel was inducted into the Austin Women's Hall of Fame. Rep. Israel is a licensed Texas Realtor who lives with her long-time partner, Celinda Garza, and their dogs, Kia and Pippa, in Northeast Travis County.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2014    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Celinda Garza   DOB: 7/15/1964
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