CONGRESSMAN RUBEN HINOJOSA
Elected to Congress in 1996, Congressman Ruben Hinojosa plays an instrumental role in the success and progress in the 113th Congress. He currently serves on two House committees: the Committee on Education and the Committee on Financial Services. He serves as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, and serves on the Subcommittee on Health Employment Labor and Pensions.
In 2012, Congressman Ruben Hinojosa was elected as the new Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairman and prioritized legislation to have a direct impact on the Hispanic community. Recently, Congressman Ruben Hinojosa was named the 2014 Hispanic Heritage Awards Honoree. He has dedicated himself to the development of America’s education system and strives toward the betterment of communities with low-income families, minorities, students with disabilities, English language learners, and the children of migrant and seasonal farm workers. He has been a trailblazer for the Hispanic community and an innovator for the 113th Congress.
LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE – TEXAS
“Listen first, then act,” the motto of Leticia Van de Putte – a mother, grandmother, pharmacist, and candidate for Lt. Governor in Texas. Leticia first ran for the Texas House of Representatives in 1990, was victorious against four well-known politicians, and hasn’t lost an election since. She takes pride in her bi-partisan efforts and believes in embracing the diverse interests of all Texans. She is committed to implementing legislation that will focus on everyday Texans and stronger Texas businesses. Leticia was compelled to run for Lt. Governor for her children, for her community, and for all Texas families. Her loyalty and commitment toward a better life for Texans is personal for Leticia. She’s a sixth generation Texan, and is prepared to serve as Texas’ Lt. Governor.”