Rene O. Oliveira – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Currently Elected State Representative District 37, Texas

Texas Democratic Party
P.O. Box 2910Austin, TX 78768
(512) 463-0640
Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

A Brownsville, Texas native, he is the father of two adult children.

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

A senior partner in the Brownsville-McAllen law firm of Roerig, Oliveira, and Fisher.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)


Corrections, Member

Regulated Industries, Member

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

State Representative Rene Oliveira (D-Brownsville) is currently serving his 14th term in the Texas House of Representatives where he serves as Chairman of the House Land and Resource Management Committee, and is a member of the House State Affairs Committee.

He is a past chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, the House Economic Development Committee, and has served as a past vice-chairman of the House Public Education Committee. He is a past chairman of the Cameron County Democratic Party, and has served as a delegate to multiple National Democratic Party Conventions.

Representative Oliveira has also served as a member of the Appropriations Committee, Insurance Committee, Regulated Industries Committee, Local and Consent Calendars Committee, and the Public Health Committee in the Texas House. He additionally served as co-chairman of the Joint Select Committee on NAFTA and GATT, and presided over the Legislative Workforce Select Oversight Committee.

Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)

Texas Equity Center Champion For Children Award

Legislator of the Year Texas Municipal League

Legislator of the Year Texas Association of Counties

Legislator of the Year County Judges and County Commissioners Association of Texas

Taxpayer Champion Award, Small Business Access to Capital Foundation

Chairman, House Committee on Land and Resource Management

Former Chairman, House Committee on Ways and Means

Former Chairman, House Committee on Economic Development

Former Vice Chairman, House Committee on Public Education

Former Co-Chairman, Select Committee on NAFTA and GATT

Former Chairman, Legislative Workforce Oversight Committee

Past Chairman, Cameron County Democratic Party

National Democratic Convention Delegate

Outstanding Supporter Award, The Wind Coalition

Smart on Crime Award, Texas Criminal Justice Coalition

Homeland Security Award, Associated Security Services and Investigators of the State of Texas

Distinguished Legislator Award, Cameron County

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

JD, University of Texas, Austin

BS, University of Texas, Austin.

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