Ina (Ina) Minjarez (D-124)

State Representative Ina Minjarez

Ina (Ina) Minjarez (D-124)
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Capitol: 512.463.0634
FAX: 512.463.7668
District: 210.673.3600
Representative
Room E1.510 Capitol Extension 1100 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
PO Box 761419
San Antonio, TX 78245
Residence:San Antonio, TX

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Bio

As an attorney, State Representative Ina Minjarez has fought for Texas's families throughout her career. When she won a special election for her seat in 2015, with only a month left in the legislative session, Rep. Minjarez committed to using her time in office to continue fighting for women and children across Texas. By the end of her first full session, she was named Texas Monthly's "Rookie of the Year" for her methodical approach and substantive amendments she proposed. As part of her legislative career, Rep. Minjarez has successfully helped pass legislation that has shaped foster care reform in Texas, as well as laws that have enhanced direct access to healthcare services and family and child welfare initiatives. Her legislative career has also been marked by her dedication to improving our public education, fighting the opioid and substance abuse crisis, pushing for more cybersecurity infrastructure, and supporting military families, the last of which has earned her a Certificate of Appreciation from the Department of Defense. Representative Minjarez was appointed to the House Committee on Appropriations where she sits on Article III Subcommittee which oversees public and higher education. She also is the Vice Chair on the Strategic Fiscal Revenue & Federal Relief Funds, and is a member of the House Committee on Urban Affairs and the House Committee on Redistricting. Representative Minjarez was born and raised in El Paso, Texas, and is an alumnus of the University of Notre Dame and St. Mary's Law School in San Antonio. She is married to her husband, Leo Gomez, whom she has two wonderful step-children with---Manuel and April Gomez. In her free time she enjoys riding her indoor bike and spending time with their dogs, Pepe and Lily.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2015    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Leo Gomez   DOB: 3/27/1975
Counties Representing
Bexar