2nd Annual Texas Hispanic Farmer and Rancher Conference: Growing Together, Creciendo Juntos
Texas State Senator, Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa
State Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa proudly represents the people of District 20. Born in McAllen, Texas, Hinojosa is the eldest of eight children. He attended Mission Independent School District schools as a child, and worked as a farm worker during his teen years. Hinojosa led the Mission Eagles football team as their quarterback, and after graduation he volunteered to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Hinojosa served his country with distinction in Vietnam before returning home to continue his education. He earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Texas-Pan American, where he graduated with honors, and a law degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
During the 2013 Legislative Session, Hinojosa authored SB 24, historic legislation that created the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) and UTRGV School of Medicine by merging UT-Pan American and UT-Brownsville. The School of Medicine is already providing greater access to healthcare and is boosting the South Texas economy. The educational and healthcare opportunities are endless and will serve the unique and critical needs of South Texas for decades to come.
Senator Hinojosa currently serves on ten committees within the Senate, including the Finance Committee, the Natural Resources and Economic Development Committee and the Agriculture, Water and Rural Affairs Committee.