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ABOUT ANNA NÚÑEZ

Anna Núñez is a native Houstonian who works in public health. She is the only Texas House District 148 candidate with over two decades of public service and advocacy in voter registration, voting rights, immigration, census, worker rights, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ equality, criminal justice reform, citizenship workshops, education, and public health/cancer prevention. Her professional expertise is in public affairs, communications, and community outreach.

Anna is a single mother, cancer survivor, community advocate, and a Heights resident. She attends church every Sunday in Northside, where she serves as a young women’s leader. Her community service is guided by her faith. As a candidate for Texas State Representative District 148, Anna is running to serve, protect, and advocate for working poor families.

Raised by a single undocumented Mexican mother, Anna lived the immigrant experience of poverty and struggle in her family of six children.

She is the only House District 148 candidate raised in Northside. Anna attended Head Start, received healthcare from Casa de Amigos, and lived in public housing (Irvington Courts Village and Allen Parkway Village). Due to the lack of affordable housing, Anna attended many schools, including many in Northside, like Sherman Elementary, Looscan Elementary, and Jeff Davis High School. Anna lived near Moody Park during the "Justice for Joe Torres" riots and witnessed firsthand the violent aftermath of police brutality.

As a single mother, she battled breast cancer while continuing to work in civil rights and care for her daughter. She understands first-hand the real challenges and struggles faced by working families, especially related to health care.  Please vote for Anna Núñez for Texas State Representative, District 148. A vote for Anna is a vote to protect families.

PAST POLITICAL EXPERIENCE

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT/VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

  • Young Women's President, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (present)
  • Board Member, Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (TEJAS)
  • Community Advisory Committee, “Latinos in a Network for Cancer Control” Program, The University of Texas Health Science Center and MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Community Advisory Committee, “Hypertension among Mexican-Americans: Assessing Disparities in Air Pollution Risks,” Neighborhood C, Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, The University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth) School of Public Health
  • Community Advisory Committee, “Mano a Mano”Mexican-American Health Study,” MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Houston Coordinator, Las Comadres National Book Club
  • Vice President, Houston Association of Hispanic Media Professionals (HAHMP)
  • “Hispanic Community Leader of the Year” 2009, Houston Dynamos
  • Board Member, Houston Interfaith Worker Justice Center
  • Host & Producer, Latino Voices, Houston Pacifica Radio KPFT (volunteer)
  • “Outstanding Work in the Field of Civil and Political Rights” 2000, Amnesty International Group 23 Award
  • Volunteer Director, Leadership 2000 Mentorship Program, Austin Senior High School
  • Volunteer, Houston Hispanic Forum Career & Education Day
  • Board Member, Wesley Community Center
  • Project Blueprint graduate, United Way of Greater Houston
  • Conference Co-Chair, Hispanic Woman of the Year, 100 Hispanic Women of the Year 2010, Hispanic Women in Leadership
  • Sounding Board Member, The Houston Chronicle, 2002-2005
  • Member, Coalition of Higher Education for Immigrant Students (advocated for passage of Texas Dream Act, HB 1403)
  • “Outstanding Work in the Field of Civil and Political Rights” 2000, Amnesty International Group 23 Award
  • Marketing Committee, The Children’s Museum of Houston
  • Volunteer, National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO), voter registration & citizenship workshop
  • Volunteer, Congressman Gene Green Citizenship Workshops
  • Director of Community Affairs, El Dorado Communications (Tejano KQQK, La Ranchera, La Nueva Z regional Mexican radio stations).
  • Census Project Manager for Census 2000, City of Houston
  • Community Outreach, Hurricane Katrina National Oral History Project, NPR's StoryCorps
  • Community Affairs Representative, Texas Commerce Bank (JP Morgan Chase)