Texas House Member

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Rep. Fierro, Art

District 79

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Capitol Address:

Room E2.422

P.O. Box 2910

Austin, TX 78768

(512) 463-0596

(512) 463-6504 Fax

District Address:

1760 Lee Trevino, Suite B

El Paso, Texas 79936

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El Paso (part)

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Biography

Art Fierro was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in February, 2019. During the 86th Legislative Session he served on the House Committees on Agriculture and Livestock; and Elections. As a freshman legislator he passed two bills, and sponsor an additional Senate measure, into law.

Prior to his election to the Texas House, he served on the El Paso Community College Board of Regents. During his service, for more than a decade, on the El Paso Community College Board of Trustees, Art served as Secretary from 2006-2008 and served as the Chair of the Board from 2008 until his election to the Texas House.

During his leadership as Chair, EPCC has been recognized nationally for developing pathways for minority and under-served students. EPCC was recently one of 30 colleges selected nationally to participate in the AACC Guided Pathways Program. Art has strived to lead strategic efforts in ensuring student success at El Paso Community College. In 2015, The Aspen Institute named EPCC as a Top 10 Community College in the Nation. In 2016, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) recognized the work accomplished by EPCC with the Student Success Award and the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) recognized EPCC with the Western Region Equity Award.

Outside the legislature, Rep. Fierro is a marketing and public relations consultant and has worked with a number of marketing firms, and with for-profit and non-profit businesses in that capacity. He has served as President and CEO of the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Special skills include strategizing and fundraising campaigns, developing and conducting public relations media training; and training and motivating volunteers.

Art's community service is extensive, including past and present board memberships in the Hispanic Leadership Institute of El Paso, El Paso International Airport, City of El Paso International Bridge Commission and others. He was appointed by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson to one of five Small Business Advisory Committees in the State of Texas. Currently, he serves as the chair of the Rio Grande Council of Governments, serves on the Board of the South-West Texas Border Small Business Development Center and also serves on the Board of the El Paso Holocaust Museum. Art was elected in 2017 to serve as a Member on the ACCT Diversity Committee.

He has attended both El Paso Community College and the University of Texas at El Paso.

Representative Fierro lives in El Paso with his wife, District Court Judge Anna Perez and their daughter, Julianna.

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