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Biographical Profile for Rene O. Oliveira
Currently Elected State Representative District 37, Texas
Age: 59
Party: Texas Democratic Party
Phone: (512) 463-0640
Address: P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768
 
Rene O. Oliveira's positions and views on the issues:
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General: (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
no response
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.
Education: (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
JD, University of Texas, Austin
BS, University of Texas, Austin.
Profession: (profession and work experience outside politics)
A senior partner in the Brownsville-McAllen law firm of Roerig, Oliveira, and Fisher.
Military: (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, discharge date and type)
no response
Civic: (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Committees:
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.
Religion: (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
no response
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
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