Sylvia Romo

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Sylvia Romo
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 35
Prior offices
Texas House of Representatives
Bachelor'sUniversity of Texas, San Antonio
Place of birthSan Antonio, Texas
Campaign website
Sylvia Romo was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 35th Congressional District of Texas.


Romo earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She received her certified public accountant designation in 1981, and has worked as a CPA for over 30 years.

Romo served in the Texas House of Representatives from 1993 to 1997. In 1996, she became the first woman to be elected to the Office of the Tax Assessor-Collector of Bexar County.


Campaign themes


Romo's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Getting America Back to Work
Excerpt: "I believe putting America back to work is the most important issue facing Congress today. My highest priority when elected to Congress is to help get our economy back on track and to create real economic opportunity for Texans."
  • Investing in America’s Future
Excerpt: "As a public official I have always believed taxpayers should get a return on their investment."
  • Protecting our Senior Citizens Relentlessly
Excerpt: "We have a financial and moral obligation to keep the promises we made to our senior citizens and protect Social Security and Medicare. "
  • Coming Together to Work Together
Excerpt: "Getting the job done means being able to reach across party and ideological lines to find common ground around our shared values."



See also: Texas' 35th Congressional District elections, 2012

Romo ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 35th District. She was defeated by incumbent Lloyd Doggett in the Democratic primary on May 29, 2012.[2]

Politico listed the 35th District race as one of the five primaries to watch in 2012.[3]


Romo has four sons.

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