Claudia (Claudia) Ordaz Perez (D-SH076)
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Capitol: 512.463.0622
FAX: 512.463.0931
District: 915.599.9807
Representative
Room E2.802 Capitol Extension 1100 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701

District Office:
1100 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
Elected: 2020    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Vincent Perez   
Committee Assignments
MemberHouse Committee on Business and Industry
MemberHouse Committee on Resolutions Calendars
MemberHouse Committee on International Relations and Economic Development
Counties Representing
El Paso

Bio

Claudia Ordaz Perez represents Texas's House District 76 in El Paso County, which includes the Medical Center of the Americas, the Texas Tech Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail, the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Native American Tribe, and Fort Bliss.

She is the former Mayor Pro Tempore and City Councilwoman for the City of El Paso, where she was a fierce advocate for working parents and family caregivers. She was successful in creating local policies impacting living wages for workers, local park enhancements for children, funding for new infrastructure for municipal police and fire departments, local animal shelter improvements, and promoting investment opportunities to expand job growth in the Borderplex region.

Claudia was first elected to the El Paso City Council in a special election in 2014, becoming the youngest elected official in El Paso County and resulting in the first-ever majority by female representatives on the Council. She was re-elected in 2015 and 2018 with over 72 percent of the vote.

In 2014 she was recognized in The City Magazine's Top 30 under 30 issue and the Junior League of El Paso as the "Member of the Year." In 2020, she served as Co-Chair of the Paso del Norte Complete Count Census Committee. She currently serves on the Transportation Policy Board of the El Paso Metropolitan Planning Organization.

Prior to her public service in the City of El Paso, Ordaz Perez served as a legislative staffer and communications director in the Texas Senate during the 81st legislative session. She also served as Press Secretary in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Claudia is a proud graduate of local public schools and the University of Texas at El Paso, where she served as President of the University Democrats. She is married to Vincent Perez, who served as County Commissioner for El Paso County. Claudia and Vince live in El Paso's Mission Valley with their dogs Jack, Lady, and Whiskey and are active in the Lector Ministry at Corpus Christi Catholic Church.