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Ruben Cortez, Jr.'s Biography

Office: State Board of Education (TX) - District 2, Democratic

Contact Information

1875 Los Angeles Court
Brownsville, TX 78521

1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, 78701

Full Name:

Ruben Cortez, Jr.

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Sandra; 4 Children: Sofia, Ana, Julieta, Ruben

No education information on file.

Member, State Board of Education, State of Texas, District 2, 2012-present

Secretary, Texas State Board of Education, 2015-2019

Candidate, Texas State Board of Education, District 2, 2018

No professional experience on file.

Member, Board of Directors, Cameron County Children's Advocacy, present

Member, Board of Directors, Region One Education Service Center, present

Board Member, Cameron County Appraisal District, present

Member, Committee on School Initiatives, Texas State Board of Education, present

Member, Federal Relations Network (FRN), present

Member, Legislative Advisory Committee, Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), present

Former Member, Ad Hoc Committee on the Long-Range Plan for Public Education, Texas State Board of Education

Former Member, Board of Trustees, Brownsville Independent School District

Member, Brownsville Independent School Board

Former Member, Budget Committee, Brownsville Independent School District

Former Member, Council of Urban Boards of Education

Former Member, Curriculum and Instruction Committee, Brownsville Independent School District

Former Member, Dropout Committee, Brownsville Independent School Board

Former Chair, Federal Relations Network Stipend Committee, Texas Association of School Boards

Former Member, Internal Audit Committee, Brownsville Independent School District

Member, International Christian Center (ICC)

Former Chair, Legislative Committee, Brownsville Independent School Board

Former Member, Legislative Committee, Texas Association of School Boards

Former Judge, Lifetime Achievement Award, Benjamin Mays

Former Judge, Magna Award, American School Board Journal

Former Judge, Magna Award, National School Board Association

Former Member, National Pre-K Legislative Committee, National School Boards Association (NSBA)

Former Chair, Policy Committee, Brownsville Independent School Board

Former Member, Technology Committee, Brownsville Independent School Board

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