Gene (Gene) Wu (D-SH137)
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Capitol: 512.463.0492
FAX: 512.463.1182
District: 713.271.3900
Representative
Room GW.4 Capitol Station 1100 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701

District Office:
6500 Rookin Street
Houston, TX 77074
Elected: 2012    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Miya Shay   DOB: 3/23/1978
Committee Assignments
MemberSubcommittee on Article III
MemberHouse Committee on Juvenile Justice and Family Issues
MemberHouse Committee on Appropriations
Counties Representing
Harris

Bio

State Representative Gene Wu proudly serves the people of District 137 in the Texas House. Prior to being elected in 2012, he served as a prosecutor in the Harris County District Attorney's Office, where he sought justice for thousands of crime victims. Gene is currently an attorney in private practice. He was re-elected and is serving his fourth term in office in the 86th Legislative Session where he was appointed to the House Committees on Appropriations and Pensions, Investments & Financial Services.

During his first term in office, Gene authored many important pieces of legislation, including strengthening pipeline safety, modernizing investigations in child abuse and neglect cases, cracking down on organized criminal activity, and improving college readiness. Gene was appointed to serve on the House Elections and Energy Resources Committees.

Following a successful first legislative session, Gene was honored to receive Sierra Club's New Leadership in Environmental Protection Award, Equality Texas' Champion of Equality Award, and Freshman of the Year by the Texas District and County Attorneys Association.

In the 84th session Gene was appointed to again serve on the House Energy Resources Committee, as well as the House Committee on County Affairs. He passed legislation that modernized the criminal justice system, decriminalized truancy, enhanced Pre-K standards, and offered increased protection for victims of human trafficking. During the 85th session Gene was appointed to serve on the House Committees on Appropriations and Human Services. He passed comprehensive legislation to reform the state's child welfare system and the juvenile justice system, and worked to restore critical funding for women and children's healthcare initiatives, issues he continues to focus on during the 86th session. Outside his legislative work, Gene remains active and involved in the Houston community. For the past nine years, he has worked with Neighborhood Centers Inc. in conducting monthly workshops that have helped several thousand Harris County residents become United States citizens. Gene currently serves on community advocacy organization boards such as the OCA-Greater Houston Advisory Board, the Chinese Community Center Advisory Board, and the Baker-Ripley Neighborhood Centers Advisory Committee. He is the past President of the Houston 80-20 Political Action Committee. Gene has also served as a mentor and teacher for adults in the Skills for Living program, and tutored at-risk youth at Sharpstown High School.

Gene grew up in the Southwest Houston neighborhood of Sharpstown. He earned his Bachelors of Science Degree from Texas A&M University, a Master's Degree from the LBJ School for Public Affairs at the University of Texas in Austin, and a Law Degree from the South Texas College of Law in Houston.

Gene and his wife, Miya, reside in Southwest Houston. They are the proud parents of their two sons, Winston and Lyndon.