|Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from the 143rd district
|Preceded by||Joe Moreno|
August 25, 1978 |
Ana E. Hernandez (born August 25, 1978) is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives. Since her election in 2005 (in a special election filling the unexpired term of Rep. Joe Moreno, who was killed in a car crash in May 2005), she has represented District 143, part of Houston including areas of Magnolia, Manchester, Port Houston, Cimarron and Denver Harbor, the cities of Galena Park and Jacinto City, and portions of Pasadena and Channelview. As of 2009, she is the youngest female member of the Texas legislature.
Personal life and education
Hernandez was born in Reynosa, Mexico. She was brought to the US while still an infant, as her parents had work visas. Her parents overstayed their visas, but Hernandez became a permanent resident and eventually a citizen after the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Hernandez was raised in Pasadena, Texas, where she attended Sam Rayburn High School. She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Houston, majoring in political science and psychology. She then attended the University of Texas, earning a J.D. Hernandez is married to Greg Luna, with whom she has one son. Hernandez attended a Peace Corps summer internship in South Africa, and also studied abroad in China and Sydney, Australia.
Before being elected herself, Hernandez worked for Texas state representatives Jessica Farrar and Joe E. Moreno, and also interned for state senator Rodney Ellis. Hernandez was first elected to the Texas House of Representatives in a special election in 2005. Hernandez is a member of the County Affairs Committee and the Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee.
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