Oscar Longoria is the Democrat member of the Texas House of Representatives for House District 35, serving his third term in office. HD 35 encompasses both Hidalgo and Cameron Counties and includes the cities/towns of: La Joya, Sullivan City, Peñitas, Alton, Edinburg, Monte Alto, Edcouch, La Villa, Mercedes, Weslaco, Santa Rosa, Primera, Palm Valley, Combes, Harlingen, and La Feria.
Rep. Longoria was born in Mission and raised in South Texas. He is a product of the La Joya Independent School District. Longoria attended South Texas College for two years before transferring to the University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies. In 2007, Rep. Longoria graduated with his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University Of Texas School Of Law.
Professionally, Longoria owns and operates the Law Office of Oscar Longoria, representing clients on a variety of issues. He is Licensed to practice law in Texas, Licensed to practice law in the United States Southern District of Texas, and a Certified Mediator, via the University of Texas School of Law. Longoria is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Hidalgo County Bar Association, and the Hidalgo County Young Lawyers Association.
An active member of his community, Rep. Longoria has previously served on the Agua Special Utility District as a Board Member and is also a former Board of Trustee for South Texas College (STC), which serves approximately 30,000 students across the Rio Grande Valley.
Representative Longoria was appointed Vice Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee for the 85th Legislature, he will continue serving on the Investments & Financial Services Committee, and was newly appointed to the Local & Consent Calendars Committee. During the interim, Representative Longoria was appointed to serve on the Joint Interim Committee to Study Border Security.
Rep. Longoria is married to Jennifer Ruiz-Longoria of Mission and they have two beautiful daughters, Camilla Lee Longoria and Madison Lee Longoria.