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Rep. Moody, Joe

District 78


Capitol Address:

Room E2.214

P.O. Box 2910

Austin, TX 78768

(512) 463-0728

(512) 463-0397 Fax

District Address:

5675 Woodrow Bean, Suite 12

El Paso, Texas 79924


(915)751.2702 Fax

Counties Represented:

El Paso (part)


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Joe Moody is a lifelong El Pasoan and a second generation public servant. His father, District Judge William Moody, and his mother, Magdalena Morales-Moody, an El Paso school teacher, taught Joe the value of community service and respect for the laws of Texas. In 2011, Joe was married to Adrianne Riley. Joe and Adrianne share a deep love of their community and a commitment to serving its people.

Joe has returned to the 83rd Session of the Texas House of Representatives after serving in the 81st Legislative Session as the youngest legislator in the State of Texas. During that session, Joe worked effectively for the benefit of west and northeast El Paso, Canutillo, Vinton, and Anthony. He served on the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee, where he worked on criminal justice issues, and the Committee on Border and Intergovernmental Affairs, which addressed immigration and border security.

During the 81st Legislative Session, Joe passed legislation to help keep communities safer from gang violence, give property tax relief to our disabled veterans, and help fund local domestic violence centers across Texas. He was awarded Freshman of the Year by two non-partisan groups: the Mexican American Legislative Caucus and the Texas District and County Attorneys Association.

During the 83rd session, Joe has had the pleasure of returning to the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee, as well as serving on the Select Committee on Criminal Procedure, where he continues to advocate for the rights of crime victims and promotes smart criminal justice responses and procedure reforms. He is also a member of the Local and Consent Calendars Committee, where he helps vet a wide array of local issues from across the state. Some of the work that Joe has been most proud of, though, has been on the Defense and Veterans Affairs Committee, where he has been fighting to preserve veterans benefits and ease the burdens our brave soldiers face as they return home to Texas after their service.

Joe remains committed to reinstating funds that were cut to vital programs that serve El Pasoans, like public education, state parks, and women's health services. Joe also remains an advocate for domestic violence issues, government transparency, and police and firefighters, and he has been working hard to address some specific local concerns in his district. That is why he has currently authored or joint-authored over 65 separate pieces of legislation aimed at getting Texas back on track.

Representative Joe Moody believes in the people District 78 and knows that together they can make a difference for Texas.

last updated on 04/30/2013