Norma Chávez

Norma Chávez DEMDemocrat

American politician

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Norma ChávezDEMDemocrat American politician
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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 opposed the El Paso ethics, causing controversy. 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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Education6 - 6 of 4
University of Texas at Austin
BA Government
Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government
San Angelo State University
University of Texas, El Paso
Past Positions1 - 4 of 4
Texas State House of Representatives
1997 - 2011
NCN Texaco Family Owned Business
1990 - 2006
Texico Communications & Productions
2003 - Current
"Border Talk" Radio Talk Show
Other Experience1 - 6 of 6
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