Being elected by the voters of House District 36 in 2010, Sergio Muñoz, Jr. is serving his first term in the Texas House of Representatives. This district includes parts or all of the cities of Hidalgo, Granjeno, McAllen, Mission, Palmview, Penitas, and Pharr in Hidalgo County.
Sergio is part of a very close family. He is the son of Sergio Muñoz, Sr., a local healthcare businessman and former State Representative of District 36. His mother is Connie Muñoz, a long-time educator from the Mission area and his sister is Marla Muñoz-Lopez, a healthcare professional. He attributes his early success in life to the values he learned from his family.
Sergio attended Mission High School and graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a degree in Business Administration. He then earned his law degree with honors at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University, graduating magna cum laude.
In addition to his service in the legislature, Sergio is an attorney and sole principal of the Muñoz Law Firm, serving the South Texas region. His specific practice areas are civil and criminal law. He served as a Municipal Judge in Palmview Texas and is a member of the Hidalgo County Bar Association.
Beyond his professional service, Representative Muñoz is also a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and a member of the Palmview Crime Stoppers. He is a Knights of Columbus member and attends both Our Lady of the Guadalupe Catholic Church and St. John of the Field’s Catholic Church.
Sergio believes that his education, law practice, church service and civic involvement have made him a better engaged citizen who enjoys community involvement. He intends to strengthen the region by supporting legislation and initiatives that improve education, healthcare, infrastructure, economic development and public safety.
Sergio wants to build community bridges and promote better collaboration among South Texas leaders, as he believes that cooperation and communication is a more effective means of bringing the results that deep South Texas needs and deserves.