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Mary Ann Perez

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Mary Perez
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Texas House of Representatives, District 144
In office
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Houston Downtown
Office website
Campaign website
Mary Ann Perez is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 144. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Perez earned her B.B.A. from the University of Houston Downtown.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Perez served on the following committees:

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Economic & Small Business Development
International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
Rules & Resolutions



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Texas House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on March 4, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Mary Ann Perez was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Gilbert Pena was unopposed in the Republican primary. Perez will face Pena in the general election.[1][2][3]


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Perez won election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 144. Perez defeated Ornaldo Ybarra and Kevin J. Risner in the May 29 primary election and won election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 144, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMary Ann Perez 52.1% 12,446
     Republican David Pineda 45.5% 10,885
     Libertarian Robb Rourke 2.4% 573
Total Votes 23,904
Texas House of Representatives District 144 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMary Ann Perez 52.2% 1,149
Ornaldo Ybarra 26.8% 591
Kevin Risner 21% 462
Total Votes 2,202

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Perez is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Perez raised a total of $392,692 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 20, 2013.[6]

Mary Ann Perez's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 144 Won $392,692
Grand Total Raised $392,692


Perez won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Perez raised a total of $392,692.


Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy."[7] Legislators were graded along a 0 through 100 scale in 2013 and on an A through F grading scale in 2011.


Perez received a score of 17.9 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.


Perez has two children.

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