FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 01/10/2017
REPRESENTATIVE LONGORIA SWORN INTO 85TH TEXAS LEGISLATURE
AUSTIN, TX - At noon today, Representative Oscar Longoria (HD 35) was sworn into his third term in the Texas House of Representatives for the 85th Texas Legislature by Secretary of State Rolando B. Pablos. He was surrounded by his wife Jennifer Ruiz Longoria, their two daughters Camilla and Madison Longoria, family, friends, and constituents from throughout the district.
"I am honored and humbled to represent the people of the 35th District of Texas in the Rio Grande Valley and Texans across the state. We have a lot to accomplish during this next session,” Rep. Longoria said. “I will continue working to ensure that we have a quality education system, our teachers have the tools and resources necessary to do their jobs, residents have access to affordable and quality health care and services, higher education opportunities continue to expand, economic development opportunities attract more businesses and more jobs into the state, and border security operations are maintained to continue protecting our borders from criminal activity."
Representative Longoria was first elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2013 and is currently a member of the House Appropriations Committee where he serves on the sub-committee for Article II and on the Investments & Financial Services Committee where he serves as Vice-Chairman. During the interim, Representative Longoria was appointed to serve on the Joint Interim Committee to Study Border Security.
House District 35 encompasses both Hidalgo and Cameron Counties and includes the cities/towns of: La Joya, Sullivan City, Peñitas, Alton, Mission, McAllen, Edinburg, Monte Alto, Edcouch, La Villa, Mercedes, Weslaco, Santa Rosa, Primera, Palm Valley, Combes, Harlingen, and La Feria