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|Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from the 124th district
January 9, 2001
|San Antonio City Councilman District 6|
|Zoning Commissioner District 6|
March 11, 1969 |
San Juan, Texas
|Alma mater||Southern Methodist University|
|Occupation||National Director for emerging real estate markets, Stewart Title Company|
|Website||Texas House of Representatives|
Jose Antonio Menendez (born March 11, 1969) is a member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 124.
Rep. Menendez has been a member of the Texas House of Representatives since 2001. Prior to his service in the State House, Rep. Menendez was City Councilman for District 6 in San Antonio, TX.
Jose Menendez graduated from Central Catholic High School, in San Antonio, in 1987. Four years later he graduated from Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, where he received his BBA degree in Business Administration and a BA in Latin American Studies. He returned to San Antonio, where he took over his family business in 1991.
Jose Menendez was appointed to the San Antonio Zoning Commission for District 6 in 1994. After realizing that the sitting Councilman for District 6 was not doing the best job for San Antonio, Menendez was urged to run for the seat in 1996. After a heated campaign, Menendez was elected to the office of City Councilman for District 6 in 1997.
In 1999 Menendez was re-elected with over 84% of the votes. Menendez served the City with distinction on the Small Business, International, and Ethics committees. He also served as Chairman of the City's Community Revitalization Action Group (CRAG). In December 1999 he was urged by community and business leaders to run for the State Legislature as he had been elected to his final City council term (due to term limits). In January 2000 he left Council and ran for State Representative for District 124. In January 2001, Jose Menendez, was sworn into is first term and continues to serve as the State Representative today.
Rep. Menendez is married to Cehlia Newman-Menendez and has three children; Dominic Michael, Victoria Elise, and Austin Maxwell. Rep. Menendez and his family reside, in both, San Antonio and Austin.
- "House Membership: Representative José Menéndez: Biographical Information". Texas House of Representatives. 2008-04-15. Retrieved 2009-01-25.
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