About Oscar Longoria

Oscar Longoria is a 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 and towns of: La Joya, Sullivan City, Peñitas, Alton, Mission, Edinburg, Hargill, Monte Alto, Edcouch, La Villa, Mercedes, Weslaco, Santa Rosa, Primera, Palm Valley, Combes, Harlingen, and La Feria.

In the 85th Legislative session, Texas House Speaker Joe Straus appointed him as Vice-Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. Having served two previous sessions as an at large member on the committee, this powerful new appointment builds upon Rep. Longoria’s influential leadership position and significant impact on the budget-writing process. In Spring 2018, Speaker Straus appointed him to Legislative Budget Board, which is tasked with recommending a budget to the legislature before the legislative session begins. Additionally, he also serves as Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Articles I, IV, and V, on the Investments & Financial Services Committee and Local & Consent Calendars Committee.

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 one year 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.

In the Fall of 2017, Rep. Longoria was the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Young Texas Ex Award. This recognition is awarded to Texas Exes age 39 and younger who have made significant achievements in their careers and service to the uni

versity. He is a Life Member of the Texas Exes Association.

Prior to his tenure in the State House, Rep. Longoria was active in his community. He served on the Agua Special Utility District as a Board Member, and as a Trustee for South Texas College. Professionally, he owns and operates the Law Office of Oscar Longoria.

Rep. Longoria is married to Jennifer Ruiz-Longoria of Mission, also a University of Texas at Austin Alumni. They have two beautiful daughters, Camilla Lee and Madison Lee Longoria.