Norma Chavez

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Norma Chavez
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Former candidate for
Texas House of Representatives, District 76
Prior offices
Texas House of Representatives
District 76
Bachelor'sUniversity of Texas, Austin
Date of birthJune 29, 1960
Place of birthEl Paso, Texas
ProfessionManager, NCN Texaco
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Norma Chavez (b. June 29, 1960) was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 76 of the Texas House of Representatives.[1] Chavez was a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 76 from 1997 to 2011.


Chavez earned her B.A. in Government form the University of Texas, Austin. Her professional experience includes working as the Manager of NCN Texaco.

In the primary runoff held on April 13, 2010, Chavez lost to Naomi Gonzalez.[2]

Committee assignments

While in the House, Chavez served on the following committees:

  • HB 1179 - Relating to a prohibition on certain uses of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle.
  • HB 2169 - Relating to the establishment of additional job incentive programs by the Texas Workforce Commission using the skills development fund.
  • HB 3219 - Relating to the creation and operation of a council to increase state efforts to offer service-enriched housing through increased coordination of housing and health services.
  • HB 4074 - Relating to the requirement that governmental public notices be published in Spanish-language newspapers.[3]



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. Those candidates who did not receive 50% or more of the vote in their party primary on March 4 faced an additional May 27 primary runoff. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Naomi Gonzalez was defeated by Norma Chavez and Cesar Blanco in the Democratic primary. Blanco defeated Chavez in the May 27 Democratic runoff. Blanco defeated J. Alexandro Lozano (L) in the general election.[1][4][5][6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 76 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCesar Blanco 87.1% 11,923
     Libertarian J. Alexandro Lozano 12.9% 1,767
Total Votes 13,690


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Chavez ran for re-election in District 85 but was defeated by Naomi Gonzales in the April 13 Democratic primary runoff. Gonzales faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.


On November 4, 2008, Chavez won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 76th District. Chavez ran unopposed in the general election, and she received 26,362 votes.[7] She raised $188,746 for her campaign.[8]

Campaign donors

Below are Chavez's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[9]

Contributor 2008 total
Texans for Lawsuit Reform $12,500
House Democratic Campaign Cmte $7,000
El Paso Sheriffs Officers Assoc PAC $6,350
J T Wright $4,000
T M Diamond Jr $4,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Texas House District 76
Succeeded by
Naomi Gonzalez (D)