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Juan Hinojosa
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Texas State Senate, District 20
In office
2002 - Present
Term ends
January 10, 2017
Years in position 12
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Juan Hinojosa is a Democratic member of the Texas State Senate, representing District 20 since 2002.[1]

Hinojosa graduated from the University of Texas Pan American and later obtained a J.D. from Georgetown University.

In addition to being a senator, Hinojosa is also an attorney for his own private practice and has done so since 1980. Prior to his election to the state senate, he was representative in the Texas House of Representatives from 1981 to 1990.[2]

District 20

Juan Hinojosa represents District 20, which includes the county of Jim Wells, Texas.[3]

Committee assignments


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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
Finance, Vice-chair
Intergovernmental Relations, Chair
Natural Resources


Hinojosa served on the following Texas Senate committees:




See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2012

Hinojosa won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas State Senate, District 20. Hinojosa ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and defeated Raul Torres (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

Texas State Senate, District 20, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJuan Hinojosa Incumbent 61.5% 112,629
     Republican Raul Torres 38.5% 70,409
Total Votes 183,038


On Nov. 4, 2008, Hinojosa won re-election to the 20th District Seat in the Texas State Senate, defeating opponent Billy Parker (L).[5]

Hinojosa raised $922,412 for his campaign while Parker raised $0.[6]

Texas State Senate, District 20 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Juan Hinojosa (D) 124,456 81.40%
Billy Parker (L) 28,429 18.59%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2008, a year in which Hinojosa was up for re-election, he collected $922,412 in donations. [7]

His four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Border Health $75,000
BG Distribution Partners $24,500
Sam Susser $22,046
Texas Association of Realtors $17,585


In 2002, a year in which Hinojsa was up for re-election, he collected $1,356,583 in donations. [8]

His five largest contributors in 2002 were:

Donor Amount
Hinojosa, Juan $286,371
Phillips, Joseph $95,200
Texas Trial Lawyers Association $75,500
Texans for Lawsuit Reform $25,000
Texas Medical Association $21,082


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."[9] Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.


Juan Hinojosa received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.


Hinojosa was born on March 7, 1946 in Penitas, Tx. He and his wife, Rosalie, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Carlos Truan
Texas Senate District 20
Succeeded by