Mike Villarreal

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Mike Villarreal
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from the 123rd district
In office
Preceded by Frank Corte, Jr.
Succeeded by Diego Bernal
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from the 115th district
In office
Preceded by Leticia Van de Putte
Succeeded by Kenny Marchant
Personal details
Born (1971-08-19) August 19, 1971 (age 46)
San Antonio, Texas
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Jeanne Russell[1]
Children Bella, Marcos [1]
Residence San Antonio
Alma mater BS, Economics, Texas A&M University, MPP, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government
Profession Politician
Website mikevillarreal.com

Michael U. Villarreal (born August 19, 1971 in San Antonio) is an American state politician who served as a member of the Texas House of Representatives from a district centered in north central San Antonio. Villarreal served as Chair of the House Committee on Investments and Financial Services and was a member of the House Committee on Public Education.[2] A Democrat who served eight terms, Villarreal previously worked for San Antonio's SAMCO Capitol Markets, specializing in municipal finance.[3]


Grad of Central Catholic High School in San Antonio Texas, Villarreal also holds an undergraduate economics degree from Texas A&M University. He later studied economics at MIT and Harvard and holds a Master's in Public Policy from Kennedy School of Government. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in public affairs at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.[4]

Villarreal was named as one of Texas' best legislators by Texas Monthly and has been commended by the local Sierra Club for his legislative work to protect the environment.[5]

Villarreal resigned his seat in the State House in January 2015 to run for Mayor of San Antonio in the 2015 mayoral election.[6] Despite running a hard campaign, Villarreal came in third and did not qualify for the runoff.[7]


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Preceded by
Frank Corte, Jr.
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from District 123 (San Antonio)

Succeeded by
Diego Bernal
Preceded by
Leticia Van de Putte
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from District 115 (San Antonio)

Succeeded by
Kenny Marchant