Room 4S.04, Capitol
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768
(512) 463-4873 Fax
|Date||Sponsored By||Topic||Time||Video Format|
|10/09/12||Martinez Fischer, Trey||Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin||25 minutes||RealPlayer|
|04/21/09||Martinez Fischer, Trey||MALC in support of MALDEFs injunction on DPS||20 minutes||RealPlayer|
|04/01/13||Martinez Fischer, Trey||Medicaid Expansion||44 minutes||RealPlayer|
|03/31/10||Martinez Fischer, Trey||State Board of Education||55 minutes||RealPlayer|
|02/25/13||Martinez Fischer, Trey||Voting Rights Act||23 minutes||RealPlayer|
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Representative Trey Martinez Fischer, a member of an emerging group of Latino leaders in the United States, has built his career as a no-nonsense, down-to-business Democrat. That is why the Houston Chronicle and the San Francisco Chronicle have recently named him one of the “20 Latino political rising stars of 2012,” placing him among those under 55, “who just might change the face of American politics over the next two decades.” Campaigns and Elections Magazine named him a “Texas Influencer” and one of the Top-50 Democrats in the state. After a legislative session dominated by a few on the far-right, Representative Martinez Fischer is committed to bringing balance and accountability back to the Texas House of Representatives.
Representative Martinez Fischer is the chairman of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus, the oldest and largest Latino legislative caucus in the United States. During his Chairmanship, the Caucus has emerged as one of the leading Latino public policy organizations and the “group to watch” in the Texas Legislature according to The Economist magazine. Recently, Chairman Martinez Fischer has led the Mexican American Legislative Caucus in two victorious court battles that will be remembered in Texas civil rights history. The redistricting and voter/photo identification litigation will have a tremendous effect on the future of Texas and Chairman Martinez Fischer has testified before federal courts on both of these issues.
Representative Martinez Fischer is an accomplished lawmaker who serves as a floor leader, guiding key bills to passage or defeat, and is recognized as an expert on the House rules of procedure. Most recently, he was named the “Bull of the Brazos”, an award given by Texas Monthly magazine recognizing him among the best in the legislature. In giving him this prestigious award Texas Monthly wrote: “without TMF the Democrats would have had no champion at all”. He has also been recognized as a “Legislative Star” by the Texas Classroom Teachers Association for fighting harmful legislation that would short-change our children’s future.
Throughout his career in the legislature, Representative Martinez Fischer has worked with the San Antonio business community to find practical solutions to complex problems. In 2009, he authored HB1922, which doubled San Antonio’s capacity to provide recycled water to businesses to meet the demands of expanding industries while conserving water for a fast-growing region. He also authored an amendment requiring our state Employee Retirement System to hire emerging fund managers, many of which are minority and women-owned businesses. In 2011, he was the lead Democrat on HB3727, the Boeing Bill, which created hundreds of high-paying manufacturing jobs in San Antonio to build, test, and repair the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. As a result of this bill, Air Force One will be refitted and repaired in San Antonio.
Representative Martinez Fischer has recently been elected to his seventh term representing District 116 in San Antonio. He and his wife, Elizabeth Provencio, an attorney and San Antonio Water System trustee, are the proud parents of two daughters: Francesca, who is 3 1/2 years old, and Camilla, who is 2 years old.
last updated on 11/16/2012