Room E1.508, Capitol Extension
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768
(512) 463-5364 Fax
121 E. Tom Landry
Mission, TX 78572
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Re-elected by the voters of House District 36 in 2012, Sergio Muñoz, Jr. is serving his second term in the Texas House of Representatives. The district includes parts or all of these Hidalgo County cities: Hidalgo, Granjeno, McAllen, Mission, Palmview, Penitas, and Pharr. Rep. Muñoz completed his first legislative session in 2011, winning accolades from his colleagues by earning the inaugural House Democratic Leader’s Award from the House Democratic Caucus.
Rep. Muñoz is delighted to serve House District 36 for the 83rd legislative session. Rep. Muñoz was recently appointed to the powerful House Appropriations Committee, as well as the House Insurance Committee and the House Committee on Local and Consent Calendars. He also holds memberships on the House Veteran's Caucus, Mexican-American Legislative Caucus, House Democratic Caucus, Farm-to-Table Caucus, and Young Texas Legislative Caucus.
Rep. Muñoz authored and co-authored a myriad of bills during the 82nd session in 2011. Among them, a measure that restored $630,000 for a bachelor’s degree program at South Texas College, and bills that will reduce high school dropout rates, punish human traffickers and sexual predators, and protect private property rights. He consistently voted to provide resources for our schools, our health care system, our border security, and a better way of life for our veterans, families, and young Texans.
Also during the 82nd Legislative Session, Rep. Muñoz was appointed by the Speaker of the House to the Energy Council, a multi-state executive council charged with overseeing a regional approach to energy and environmental policy. Additionally, Rep. Muñoz served on the House Committee on Government Efficiency & Reform, the House Committee on Technology, and the House Administration Committee. During the interim, Rep. Muñoz was appointed by Speaker Strauss to the Interim Committee on Manufacturing, the Joint Interim Committee to Study Human Trafficking, and the National Conference of State Legislatures 2012 Symposium for Emerging Leaders.
Sergio is part of a very close family. He is the son of Sergio Muñoz, Sr., a local healthcare businessman and former State Representative of District 36. His mother is Connie Muñoz, a long-time educator from the Mission area, and his sister, Marla Muñoz-Lopez, is a healthcare professional. He attributes his early success in life to the values he learned from his family.
Sergio attended Mission High School and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Business Administration. He then earned his law degree with honors at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University, graduating magna cum laude.
In addition to his service in the legislature, Sergio is an attorney and sole principal of the Muñoz Law Firm, serving the South Texas region. His specific practice areas are civil and criminal law. He served as a Municipal Judge in Palmview, Texas and is a member of the Hidalgo County Bar Association.
Beyond his professional service, Representative Muñoz is also a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and a member of the Palmview Crime Stoppers. He is a Knights of Columbus member and attends both Our Lady of the Guadalupe Catholic Church and St. John of the Field's Catholic Church.Sergio intends to strengthen the region by sponsoring and supporting legislation and initiatives that improve education, healthcare, infrastructure, economic development, and public safety, including the restoration of critical funding to public schools and the Medicaid program. He wants to build community bridges and promote better collaboration among South Texas leaders, as he believes that cooperation and communication are more effective means of bringing the results that deep South Texas needs and deserves.
last updated on 03/07/2013