Norma Chávez
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Norma Chávez

Democrat

American politician

El Paso, Texas
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Norma Chávez

American politician
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Years of Age
14
Years of Experience
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Norma Chávez (born 29 June 1960) served seven terms as a Democratic member in the Texas House of Representatives representing District 76 which includes part of El Paso County. She was defeated for re-election by Naomi Gonzalez in the Democratic primary runoff held on April 13, 2010 and left office in January 2011. In 2009, she courted controversy by opposing the El Paso ethics bill. She also made it onto Texas Monthly's "Dishonorable Mention" list because she engaged in a feud with State Representative Marisa Marquez, whom she texted, "U ridiculed my education every drunk opportunity u had. U R not my friend" after Marquez had allegedly ridiculed her while drunk at a lobbyist party. She held a $3,529 graduation party, well attended by Republican and Democratic lawmakers (featuring mariachis, a barbecue lunch and cake) paid for by lobbyists.

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Experience

Education

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University of Texas at Austin
BA Government
2009
Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government
Attended
2002
San Angelo State University
Attended
University of Texas, El Paso
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Past Positions

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Representative
Texas State House of Representatives
1997 - 2011
Manager
NCN Texaco Family Owned Business
1990 - 2006
Founder
Texico Communications & Productions
2003 - Current
Producer
"Border Talk" Radio Talk Show

Other Experience

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Public Action Organizer
United Farm Workers of America Union
1994 - 1996
Former Chair
Border and International Affairs Committee, Texas State House of Representatives
Former Member
Appropriations Committee, Texas State House of Representatives
Former Vice Chair
Rules and Resolutions Committee, Texas State House of Representatives
Former Vice Chair
Human Services Committee, Texas State House of Representatives
Former Vice Chair
Calendars Committee, Texas State House of Representatives