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Diana Maldonado
Texas House of Representatives District 52
Former member
Term in office ended
2010
Political party Democratic
Profession Consultant
Diana Maldonado (b. January 22, 1963) was a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives. She represented District 52 from 2009 to 2010. She is also a past president of the Round Rock Independent School District Board of Trustees.

Maldonado, a graduate of St. Edwards University, works as a consultant and has been a Government Efficiency Expert in the Texas Comptroller's Office.

She is a member of a number of organizations, including the Hispanic Scholarship Consortium, Round Rock Liaison - National Hispanic Institute, Executive Women in State Government, Hispanic Women's Network of Texas, Parent Teacher Association - Forest Creek Elementary, Parent Teacher Association - Reilly Elementary, Partners in Education Advisory Council - Round Rock Independent School District, and Executive Women in Texas Government.[1]

Texas House District 52

Texas House District 52 is located within Williamson County, Texas, and includes Round Rock, Taylor, Hutto, Thrall, Coupland, and parts of Georgetown and Austin.[2]

Issue positions

On her website Maldonado lists four main issue areas and her positions on them:[3]

  • Public Education
    • "Get the leadership in Austin back on track and make public schools a funding priority."
    • "Staff Texas classrooms with certified, competitively paid professional teachers."
    • "Look for equitable solutions to funding Texas schools."
  • Transportation
    • "Find solutions that get us all out of traffic and to our homes safely."
    • "Prevent roads we have already paid for from becoming toll roads."
  • Healthcare
    • "Pursue federal matching funds that will ease the price of healthcare to Texas taxpayers."
    • "Restore the Children Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and enroll all eligible children."
    • "Evaluate services for our elderly and increase funding for programs that honor and care for our seniors."
  • Higher Education and Training
    • "Bring affordable access to public universities, technical schools, and community colleges for hardworking parents and students."

Committee assignments

  • HB 1330 - Relating to a legislative outreach program requiring members of the legislature to visit public schools.
  • HB 1789 - Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue to enhance and upgrade sports facilities, coliseums, and multiuse facilities in certain municipalities.
  • HB 3523 - Relating to a legislative outreach program requiring members of the State Board of Education to visit public schools.
  • HB 3524 - Relating to the use of recycled glass in aggregate used by the Texas Department of Transportation.[4]

Elections

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Maldonado lost the race for re-election in District 52. She was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary but was defeated by Republican Larry Gonzales in the November 2 general election.[5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 52
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Larry Gonzales (R) 25,430 57.44%
Diana Maldonado (D) 16,823 38%
Charles McCoy (L) 2,012 4.54%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Maldonado won election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 52nd District, defeating Bryan Daniel (R) and Lillian Simmons (L). Maldonado received 34,898 votes in the election while Daniel received 34,047 votes, and Simmons received 2,854 votes.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

Texas House of Representatives, District 52
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Diana Maldonado (D) 34,898 48.60%
Bryan Daniel (R) 34,047 47.41%
Lillian Simmons (L) 2,854 3.97%

Campaign donors

2010

As of April 3, 2010, Maldonado has raised $127,841 for her 2010 election campaign.[6] For updated figures, check the Texas Ethics Commission Filings.

Her five largest contributors in 2010 are:

Donor Amount
Annies List $33,534
Mostyn, Steven $10,000
Border Health $5,000
Texans for Economic Development $5,000
Energy Future Holdings Corp $3,000

2008

In the 2008 election, Maldonado raised a total of $882,526.[7]

Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Blue Texas $95,000
Annies List $83,030
Texans for Insurance Reform $80,443
House Democratic Campaign CMTE $60,000
Rosenthal, Marc $51,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Texas House District 52
2009–2010
Succeeded by
Larry Gonzales (R)