Rene Oliveira - Democrat (Incumbent)
State Representative Rene Oliveira (D-Brownsville) is currently serving his 14th term in the Texas House of Representatives where he serves as Chairman of the House Land and Resource Management Committee, and is a member of the House State Affairs Committee.
He is the recent winner of Legislator of the Year awards from the Texas Association of Counties, the County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas, and the Texas Municipal League.
He was also selected as the Equity Center's Champion for Children Award and was the recipient of the Taxpayer Champion Award from the Small Business Access To Capital Foundation.
A senior partner in the Brownsville-McAllen law firm of Roerig, Oliveira, and Fisher, he is the father of two adult children. A Brownsville, Texas native, he is a graduate of Brownsville High School, the University of Texas and the University of Texas School of Law.
The dean of the Rio Grande Valley legislative delegation, Rep. Oliveira has long been an advocate for increasing funding for public schools, job creation, improving water and wastewater projects for Texas colonias, increasing minority university attendance, and ensuring clean beaches and park space for future generations.
Committees: Chairman-Business and Industry, Redistricting, State Affairs
Cash On Hand: $85,570.53