About Justin

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Born and raised in San Antonio, Justin is a proud lifelong resident of San Antonio’s west side.  He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of the Incarnate Word and his law degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Justin began his career in public service as a juvenile prosecutor for the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office where he worked diligently to assist young offenders in their rehabilitative efforts.  Elected to the Board of Trustees of the San Antonio Independent School District in 2004, Justin served in that role for three years before being elected to the San Antonio City Council and representing District 7 for two terms from 2007-2011.  Improving the quality of life for residents by enhancing educational outcomes and creating economic opportunities for hardworking families has always been his focus.   

In 2012, Justin was elected to the Texas House of Representatives.  Serving three full terms as State Representative for House District 125, he was re-elected for a fourth term in 2018.  During his time in the Legislature, Justin advocated for increased access to and affordability of higher education, voting rights, and accessible and affordable healthcare for all Texans.  A strong advocate for San Antonio and Bexar County on the House Appropriations Committee, he sought and secured several leadership roles during his tenure including Deputy Whip for the House Democratic Caucus and was part of the leadership team of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus.

On January 4, 2019, Justin was appointed to serve as Bexar County Commissioner for Precinct 2 and was then elected in November 2020 to fulfill the remaining two years of the unexpired term of long-time Commissioner Paul Elizondo.  

For his service, Justin has been recognized as a “40 Under 40” Rising Star by the San Antonio Business Journal and was named one of the “20 Latino Democrats to Watch Over the Next 20 Years” by the Houston Chronicle. Justin and his wife Victoria are raising their three children near the campus of St. Mary’s University in the heart of San Antonio’s west side.

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  1. Elections & Voting Rights
  2. Criminal Justice Reform
  3. Education & Workforce Development
  4. Mental & Behavioral Health
  5. Effective & Representative Government
  6. Community Well-being & Quality of Life

Elections & Voting Rights

Elections provide us the opportunity stand up for what matters most to us and have an impact on the issues that affect us, our community, and our future.  Ensuring that every resident of Bexar County can participate in our democracy and that the security of elections is maintained is essential for the issues that affect us, our community, and our future.

  • Increase voter registration for eligible first-time voters and youth, new citizens, communities of color, and low-income individuals
  • Educate voters with resources and information
  • Increase Accessibility and Awareness of Voting Locations