Texas House Member

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Rep. Wu, Gene

District 137

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Capitol Address:

Room E2.810

P.O. Box 2910

Austin, TX 78768

(512) 463-0492

(512) 463-1182 Fax

District Address:

6500 Rookin, Building C

Houston, TX 77074

(713)271-3900

(713)271-3902 Fax

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Harris (part)

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Biography

State Representative Gene Wu proudly serves the people of District 137 in the Texas House. Prior to being elected in 2012, he served as a prosecutor in the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, where he sought justice for thousands of crime victims. Gene is currently an attorney in private practice.

During his first term in office, Gene authored many important pieces of legislation, including strengthening pipeline safety, modernizing investigations in child abuse and neglect cases, cracking down on organized criminal activity, and improving college readiness. Gene was appointed to serve on the House Elections and Energy Resources Committees.

Following a successful first legislative session, Gene was honored to receive Sierra Club’s New Leadership in Environmental Protection Award, Equality Texas’ Champion of Equality Award, and Freshman of the Year by the Texas District and County Attorneys Association.

This session Gene was appointed to again serve on the House Energy Resources Committee, as well as the House Committee on County Affairs.

Outside his legislative work, Gene remains active and involved in the Houston community. For the past seven years, he has worked with Neighborhood Centers Inc. in conducting monthly workshops that have helped several thousand Harris County residents become United States citizens. Gene is the past President of the Houston 80-20 Political Action Committee and a Board member for the community advocacy organization OCA Greater Houston. Gene has also served as a mentor and teacher for adults in the Skills for Living program, and tutored at-risk youth at Sharpstown High School.

Gene grew up in the Southwest Houston neighborhood of Sharpstown. He earned his Bachelors of Science Degree from Texas A&M University, a Master’s Degree from the LBJ School for Public Affairs at the University of Texas in Austin, and a Law Degree from the South Texas College of Law in Houston.

Gene and his wife, Miya, reside in Southwest Houston. They are the proud parents of their son, Winston.

last updated on 02/27/2015