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Rep. Neave, Victoria

District 107

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Capitol Address:

Room E2.208

P.O. Box 2910

Austin, TX 78768

(512) 463-0244

(512) 463-9967 Fax

District Address:

317 S. Galloway, Suite B.

Mesquite, TX 75149

(972) 288-9438

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Dallas (part)

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Biography

Victoria Neave was re-elected to serve as the State Representative for Texas House District 107, which includes parts of East Dallas, South Garland, and Mesquite. Representative Neave serves on the House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence and the House Committee on Corrections. Victoria is the Co-Chair for the Dallas Area Legislative Delegation, and is also a member of the Democratic Caucus, the Mexican American Legislative Caucus, the Young Texans Legislative Caucus, the Women's Health Caucus, the Veterans Caucus, and the Manufacturers Caucus.

During the 85th Legislative Session, the language of 6 bills that Rep. Neave authored in her first term were signed into law. Rep. Neave passed legislation to help fund the backlog of thousands of untested rape kits. As of January 2019, the legislation has raised over $500,000 to help survivors of sexual assault receive justice and tackle the backlog of thousands of untested rape kits. Rep. Neave also passed legislation to designate June 12th as Women Veterans Day in Texas, organized the 2016-2019 Dallas Women’s Marches, and created a Sexual Violence Task Force made up of subject-matter experts in various fields, law enforcement, stakeholders, and victim advocates whom are working in their various capacities to study the issue and generate legislative solutions.

Due to her work in the 85th legislative session, Victoria was named "Freshman of the Year" by the HDC, as one of the "5 Best North Texas Legislators" by the Dallas Observer, as the "Public Elected Official of the Year" by the National Association of Social Workers, North Central Texas-Dallas Area Branch, and also received the "Hero in the Movement" award from the Dallas Fort Worth Urban League Young Professionals.

Victoria grew up in Dallas and comes from a working class family. Her parents emphasized the importance of education and having compassion for others. The daughter of a father with a sixth grade education who had a small TV and VCR repair shop in Mesquite, Victoria became the first in her family to graduate from college earning her degree in Government and Politics from The University of Texas at Dallas and then graduating magna cum laude in the top 3% of her law school class at Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law. Victoria began her legal career as an Attorney in the Complex Commercial Litigation group at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, one of the top ten law firms in the country. Victoria runs her own law firm, Neave Law PC, where she represents individuals and businesses in civil litigation and employment law.

Victoria has been involved in community service throughout her life and has been recognized for her pro bono work in the legal community. She has led and served on various boards, including serving as Chair of a Chamber of Commerce, served on the Dallas Civil Service Commission, a civil rights advocacy group, organizations serving senior citizens, served as General Counsel to the National Latino Law Enforcement Organization, and as the Board Attorney for the F.L.A.G. Program, which teaches students how to fly, lower, and gather, the American flag. In 2013, Victoria was named Lawyer of the Year by the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program and was named a Pro Bono Champion by the Texas Bar Journal in 2013.

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