FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 28, 2011
Contact: Stephanie Chiarello
San Antonio, Texas - Today State Representative Mike Villarreal filed for re-election to the Texas House of Representatives. Rep. Villarreal is a senior member of the Appropriations and Ways and Means Committees and is Vice-Chair of Redistricting. He has served in the Legislature since 2000 and is running for his eighth term.
"I am running for re-election so I can continue my fight to make Texas the best place to raise children healthy, educated and prepared for the future. Now is the time to send strong leadership to Austin to fight for our children and the future of Texas. My first priority is to lend a responsible voice to the budget and tax policy debate. We must fix our broken state revenue system, which has been on the decline since the 1990's, so we can make smart strategic investments in education. The quality of our children's education -- from prekindergarten through college -- will determine the future prosperity and freedom we enjoy."
Rep. Villarreal is a champion for education in Austin and at home. He was appointed by Mayor Castro to chair SA 2020's call to service SERVE SA - a volunteer drive aimed at improving educational outcomes in San Antonio. He is also a reading tutor for children on the East side of San Antonio. He volunteers at his children's public school, Bonham Academy, in San Antonio ISD.