Maria Luisa Alvarado
|Maria Luisa Alvarado|
|U.S. House, Texas, District 35|
|High school||Memorial High School, 1974|
|Bachelor's||University of Texas at San Antonio, 1988|
|Service/branch||U.S. Air Force|
|Years of service||1974-1980|
|Birthday||June 22, 1956|
|Place of birth||San Antonio, Texas|
Alvarado graduated from high school in 1974, and then spent six years enrolled in the U.S. Air Force. She then joined the Air National Guard and returned to school. She received her BS in Sociology from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1988. Alvarado then began working on various research for social and health projects. In 2006, she won the Democratic Party nomination for Lieutenant Governor of Texas. However, she was defeated in the general election.
- "I am inspired to run for Congress because I will not surrender on the American Dream. What does it mean to want to preserve the notion of the American Dream? To me, the idea is that someone like myself could be born to a low-income American family of 12 children and each still manages to escape a life of poverty. It means that even though I attended schools in the poorest school district of an urban city, I could still graduate from high school and serve in the U.S. Armed Services. I want to work to ensure that what measure of success I have had in my life is available to any American to achieve and exceed."
Alvarado ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 35th District. She was defeated by incumbent Lloyd Doggett in the May 29, 2012, Democratic primary. Politico has listed the 35th district race as one of the five primaries to watch in 2012.
- ↑ Email submission to Ballotpedia on February 6, 2012
- ↑ Politico "5 primaries to watch" Accessed April 18, 2012
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