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(Pasadena) Today, Mary Ann Perez announced that she will be running for the Texas House of Representatives in District 144, which includes parts of Houston, South Houston, Baytown, Deer Park and Pasadena.

"Hard-working Texas families deserve a strong, effective voice in the Texas House. I have a proven track record for getting things done,” said Mary Ann Perez.

Perez grew up in a working class family in East Harris County.  A mother of two, she worked her way through college to earn a degree in Business Administration from the University of Houston - Downtown. While building a successful insurance agency, she was never too busy for her two sons or her community. She was an active member of her local neighborhood association and volunteer at her sons' Little League and school functions.

Elected to the Houston Community College Board of Trustees in 2009,  Perez increased higher education access for local students and developed programs to connect graduates with local employers to address regional workforce needs.

In her first term in the Texas House, Perez successfully passed legislation supporting local industry needs and improving workforce opportunities for all Texans, while also fighting for higher education funding and promoting business-college partnerships to support our local economy.

She also oversaw the passage of critical measures to promote both manufacturing and the Port of Houston through her work on five critical House committees and subcommittees.

With a reputation as a no-nonsense problem-solver and coalition-builder, Perez lost by only a slim margin in a hotly contested swing district in 2014, running significantly ahead of the statewide Democratic ticket while her opponent ran significantly behind the overall Republican ticket. 

Perez added, "As a small business owner, I believe in doing whatever it takes to get the job done and take care of our community. I'm ready to fight for Texas families and bring common sense back to Austin."

Media Contact: 
Matthew Hall


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