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Sergio Muñoz Jr. Announced Reelection Campaign for Texas House of Representatives

PRESS RELEASE

September 15, 2011


Sergio Muñoz Jr. Announces Reelection Campaign for Texas House of Representatives

South Texas Democrat to run a second term for District 36 House Seat with continued support from local area leaders and the community

MISSION, TEXAS – Today, Texas State Representative Sergio Muñoz Jr. announced that he would seek reelection to the District 36 House seat to which he was first elected in 2010.

Commenting on his reelection campaign, Representative Muñoz said, "This session was very challenging, but even with the session being as difficult as it was, we were able to produce some effective legislation for South Texas. I appreciate the knowledge I gained and wish to return and do more. I am committed to public service and the people of District 36."

Representative Muñoz, a local attorney and community servant, had an extraordinary inaugural session in the legislature that included the passage of major bills and amendments bearing his name. He was honored by his Democratic colleagues for his legislative achievements and earned the inaugural House Democratic Leader's Award, an award given to the House Democratic freshman who best symbolizes the principles and values of the Texas House Democratic Caucus.

During the five-month legislative session, and special session, Muñoz authored, coauthored, sponsored and cosponsored an array of bills and amendments – including measures approved by the full House which honored major achievements by constituents in his House District 36, including HCR 56 which welcomed home our veterans and honored their service. Among them, measures that: restored $630,000 in funding for Bachelor's of Applied Technology Degree programs at South Texas College; reduce high school dropout rates; increased penalties to punish human traffickers; increased funding for law enforcement to investigate predators who use the internet to prey on young people and children; protect private property rights; continue the telecommunications discount for public schools and colleges, nonprofit hospitals, and public libraries throughout Texas; and fought vigorously against the budget cuts made to education, health and human services, and other vital programs to Texas and South Texas.

Mr. Muñoz will continue to focus on his vision for the people of District 36 during the next legislative session, "I want to continue to work for the people of District 36 to address the issues and maximize our resources for the betterment of deep South Texas. Now is the time to unite amongst one another to find solutions to the challenges we face. Let me continue to be your voice in Austin. We all need to work together cooperatively, both locally and in Austin, to produce the desired results we all want for our families and businesses. I won't give up."

Representative Muñoz believes that we need to have a balanced approach as we tackle the issues and look towards providing a better future for our communities and families.

Mr. Muñoz was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley. He is the son of Sergio Muñoz Sr., and Connie Muñoz. He and his sister Marla graduated from Mission High School. He went on to graduate with a business administration degree from the University of Texas in Austin, and is a graduate of the Thurgood Marshall School of Law, magna cum laude. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Hidalgo County Bar Association.

Media contact: Brian Godinez at 956.655.4655 or brian@gogogodinez.com

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