J. M. Lozano

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Jose Manuel "J. M." Lozano, Jr.
Texas State Representative from District 43 (Bee, Jim Wells, Kleberg, and San Patricio counties)
Assumed office
2011
Preceded by Tara Rios Ybarra
Personal details
Born 1980
Guadalajara, Mexico
Nationality Mexican-American
Political party Republican (2012)
Spouse(s) Avelina "Abby" Rodriguez Lozano
Children Three children
Residence Kingsville, Kleberg County
Texas, US
Alma mater University of Texas at Austin
Occupation Restaurateur
Religion Southern Baptist

Jose Manuel Lozano, Jr., known as J. M. Lozano (born 1980), is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 43, which consists of Bee, Jim Wells, Kleberg and San Patricio Counties. He serves as chairman to the House Committee on Redistricting and vice-chair to the Committee on International Trade. Lozano is a successful restaurateur and lives in Kingsville with his wife and three children.

Background[edit]

A native of Guadalajara, Mexico, Lozano became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1986, when he was six years of age. His father, J. M. Lozano, Sr., entered the country with a Mexican medical degree. Lozano was reared in Premont in Jim Wells County, where he graduated from Premont High School. He received a bachelor's degree in government in 2003 from the University of Texas, where he was affiliated with Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and interned in the Austin of State Senator Carlos Truan of Corpus Christi. After his UT studies, Lozano worked in McAllen in the office of U.S. Representative Ruben Hinojosa. He left that post to pursue his Master of Business Administration degree from the Roman Catholic-affiliated University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio. He is a restaurant owner with multiple locations. Lozano resides in Kingsville with his wife, the former Avelina "Abby" Rodriguez, and their three children.[1][2]

Political life[edit]

Lozano first won election by defeating an incumbent politician. He has membership in the Eagle Ford Shale Caucus, Tourism Caucus, Rural Caucus, and House Republican Policy Committee, and at various times he has been appointed to the positions of Deputy Floor Leader, chairman of the Committee on Redistricting, and vice-chairman of the Committee on International Trade.

Lozano first ran for office in 2010, defeating the incumbent. He has continued to win House District 43, despite challenges from other politicians.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State Rep. Jose Manuel Lozano, District 43 (R-Kingsville)". The Texas Tribune. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ "J. M. Lozano". ballotpedia.org. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
Preceded by
Tara Rios Ybarra
Texas State Representative from District 43 (Bee, Jim Wells, Kleberg, and San Patricio counties)

Jose Manuel "J. M." Lozano, Jr.
2011–

Succeeded by
Incumbent