Ana Hernandez Luna

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Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from the 143rd district
In office
2006
Personal details
Born (1978-08-25) August 25, 1978 (age 37)
Reynosa, Mexico
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Greg Luna
Residence Pasadena, Texas
Profession attorney

Ana Hernandez Luna is a member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing the 143rd District.

Personal life and education[edit]

Hernandez Luna 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 Luna became a permanent resident and eventually a citizen after the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.[1] Hernandez Luna 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 Luna is married to Greg Luna, with whom she has one son.[2] Hernandez attended a Peace Corps summer internship in South Africa, and also studied abroad in China and Sydney, Australia.[2]

Career[edit]

Before being elected herself, Hernandez Luna worked for Texas state representatives Jessica Farrar and Joe E. Moreno, and also interned for state senator Rodney Ellis.[3] Hernandez Luna was first elected to the Texas House of Representatives in a special election in 2005. Hernandez Luna is a member of the County Affairs Committee and the Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee.[2]

Hernandez Luna strongly opposed the Texas "sanctuary city bill" that would prohibit police from enforcing federal immigration law.[1]

Hernandez Luna is also an attorney at Mostyn Law Firm, and serves on the board of directors of the Hispanic Bar Association of Houston.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Whittaker, Richard (10 May 2011). "'I am Not a Problem That Must be Handled'". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 29 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Rep. Hernandez Luna, Ana". Texas House of Representatives. Retrieved 29 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "State Rep. Ana Hernandez Luna". Texas Tribune. Retrieved 29 August 2013.