Elected to the SBOE in 2012. Current term expires Jan. 2023.
Cortez is running for a Texas House seat in 2022 and is not seeking re-election to the SBOE. Click here to view his House candidate profile.
Former Brownsville ISD Trustee. Also served on the Council of Urban Boards of Education, NSBA Pre-K Legislative Committee, TASB Legislative Advisory Committee and Region 1 ESC Board of Directors.
Cortez ran unsuccessfully for a Texas State Senate seat in 2020.
Recommended favorably by Texans for Public Education, a grassroots educators' group that researched and rated candidates in the 2018 election based on their stances toward public schools.
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Did not respond to the 2018 ATPE Candidate Survey.
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