Mary Gonzalez

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Mary Gonzalez
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Texas House of Representatives, District 75
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 Texas, Austin
Master'sSt. Edward's University (2009)
Place of birthClint, TX
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Mary Gonzalez is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives representing District 75. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Gonzalez earned her B.S. in History and Mexican American Studies from the University of Texas, Austin and her M.S. in Liberal Arts and Social Justice from St. Edward's University in 2009. Her professional experience includes working as Assistant Director of the Office of Research and Demonstration for the National Hispanic Institute, Assistant Dean of Student Multicultural Affairs and Visiting Instructor for Southwestern University and Program Coordinator of the Multicultural Engagement Center for the University of Texas, Austin.

Committee assignments


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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Livestock
County Affairs



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives will take 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 will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Mary Gonzalez defeated Rey Sepulveda in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2][3]


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Gonzalez ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 75. Gonzalez defeated Hector Enriquez and Tony Roman in the May 29 primary election and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

Texas House of Representatives District 75 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMary E. Gonzalez 52.1% 3,165
Hector Enriquez 36% 2,191
Tony Roman 11.9% 722
Total Votes 6,078

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gonzalez is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Gonzalez raised a total of $189,475 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 14, 2013.[5]

Mary Gonzalez's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 75 Won $189,475
Grand Total Raised $189,475


Gonzalez won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Gonzalez raised a total of $189,475.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mary Gonzalez's campaign in 2012
Annies List$48,775
Texas Trial Lawyers Association$19,000
Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund$8,500
Texas State Teachers Association$5,000
Texas Equity PAC$4,500
Total Raised in 2012$189,475
Source:Follow the Money


Gonzalez is the first openly gay woman to be elected to the Texas Legislature.[6][7]


Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

See also: Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index and Empower Texans

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." Legislators were graded along a 0 through 100 scale in 2013 and on an A through F grading scale in 2011.


Gonzalez received a score of 16.5 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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Preceded by
Chente Quintanilla (D)
Texas House District 75
Succeeded by