The election on Nov. 6 will be crucial in ensuring we have allies of public education at the Capitol this spring, and thus, we’ll spend the next few weeks profiling our endorsed candidates in the Hotline. Every race and every vote counts for our effort to secure more funding for our students, and better pay and health care for our school employees!
Rep. Mary Ann Perez has been a life-long advocate for schools and educators, first as a chair of the Houston Community College Board of Trustees and now as a leading voice in the Texas House of Representatives for District 144. Having graduated from Milby High School and the University of Houston, she has shown a commitment to the institutions which have given generations of Houston children the chance to grow into leaders. As a successful businesswoman who built her own insurance agency in Southeast Harris County, Mary Ann will continue to fight for others to have the same opportunities to build a successful life which she has enjoyed.
During the 2017 Legislative session Mary Ann was a leading voice for more funding for schools, teachers, and retirees. She was assigned to the Appropriations Committee in 2017 where she helped direct the increased spending that the Texas House allocated before that bipartisan effort was blocked by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and his allies in the State Senate.
If she is re-elected Mary Ann has a proven track record and will continue to advocate for the education which gives every student a chance to succeed and treats every teacher with the respect they deserve.