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Ruben Cortez*
Texas State Board of Education District 2
Status

incumbent

Party

Democrat

Occupation

Self-Employed

Address

TX

Additional Information

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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Not applicable for 2022; the candidate is running for a different office.

Did not respond to the 2018 ATPE Candidate Survey.

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