Gene Wu

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Gene Wu
Gene Wu 2.jpg
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from the 137th district
Assumed office
Preceded by Scott Hochberg
Personal details
Born (1978-03-23) March 23, 1978 (age 39)
Guangzhou, China[1]
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Miya Shay (m. 2008)

Winston Wu

Lyndon Wu
Residence Houston, Texas
Alma mater Texas A&M University
University of Texas
South Texas College of Law
Occupation Attorney

Campaign Website [1]

Texas House of Representatives Website [2]

Gene Wu (Chinese: 吳元之; pinyin: Wú Yuánzhī) is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives. He has been serving since 2013. Wu was formerly a prosecutor for Harris County.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Gene Wu was born in China. Shortly after, his family immigrated to the United States. They spent time in Odessa, Texas before moving to Sharpstown, a working-class neighborhood in Southwest Houston.[3] He attended Ed White Elementary, Fondren Middle School, and St. Thomas Episcopal Highschool.

Gene received his Bachelors of Science 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.[4]

Texas House of Representatives[edit]

Gene Wu was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. His time as a State Representative saw him focus on issues concerning education, public safety, and child welfare. He is currently a member of the House Energy Resources Committee, as well as the House Committee on County Affairs, and previously served on the House Committee on Elections. Following his first legislative session he received the Sierra Club's New Leadership in Environmental Protection Award, and was also named Freshman of the Year by the Texas District and County Attorneys Association.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Gene Wu is married to Miya Shay and has two children, Winston and Lyndon Wu.

In his spare time, Wu has devoted countless hours to a variety of community causes. He has served as a tutor for at-risk youth in the Grad-Lab and Twilight programs at Sharpstown High School and as a mentor for adults with the nonprofit, Skills 4 Living. Wu has been a volunteer and trainer for Neighborhood Centers Inc. In that capacity, he conducts monthly workshops where he has helped several thousand Harris County residents become United States citizens.[2]


  1. ^ Zhou, May. "Gene Wu: Changing the Stereotypes". China Daily USA. Retrieved May 10, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Rep. Wu, Gene District 137". Texas House of Representatives. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Miya Shay
  4. ^ "Meet Gene". Gene Wu - State Representative District 137. Retrieved 2016-07-13. 
  5. ^ "Issues". Gene Wu - State Representative District 137. Retrieved 2016-07-13. 

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