The Texas State Senate: District 27
Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.: District 27
Occupation: Advertising Executive
Education: Pan American University, B.S. Education
Legislative Experience: House Member, 1986 - 1990; Senate Member, 1991 - present
Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr., a native of Brownsville, began his public service in 1971, becoming Cameron County Treasurer and later Cameron County Commissioner.
In addition to his Senate Committee assignments, Senator Lucio serves on the Texas Legislative Council, he created and sits on the Interagency Task Force on Children with Special Needs and serves as chair of the Texas Tourism Caucus. He also represents Texas on a number of national committees. In 2003, Senator Lucio was honored by his colleagues when they elected him President Pro Tempore of the Senate for 78th Legislature.
During his career, Senator Lucio's priorities have focused on public and higher education; economic development; access to quality health care; and the needs of children, the elderly, and those with special needs.
Senator Lucio has passed hundreds of bills, including those creating the University of Texas Health Science Center-South Texas, a life without parole option in capital murder cases, water and waste-water funding for colonias, and self-help programs enabling aspiring home owners to invest sweat equity in the construction of their own homes. His commitment to families and children has resulted in expanded health coverage for children with autism, installing three-point seat belts on new school buses, improving nutrition in schools, and protecting and enhancing health care benefits for families of peace officers killed in the line of duty.
Capitol Update 2013 (PDF)
Capitol Update 2009 (PDF)
Capitol Update: 2005 - 2006 (PDF)
June 16, 2014
State legislators to visit Rio Grande Valley to study desalination efforts
(Attachment: Senator Lucio's May 19 letter to Rep. Hunter and Sen. Estes, PDF format)
June 10, 2014
Senator Lucio statement on reports of patient wait times at Harlingen VA clinic
June 9, 2014
At Ceremony Today, Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr. to Award 61 Scholarships to College-Bound Students
May 29, 2014
Statement on release of final FAA environmental study on SpaceX
May 5, 2014
LRGVDC Achieves Another First in the State of Texas
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|The Honorable Eddie Lucio, Jr.
P.O. Box 12068
Austin, Texas 78711
(512) 463-0061 Fax
|7 North Park Plaza
Brownsville, Texas 78521
(956) 548-0440 Fax
|1210 W. Expressway 83, Suite 10
Pharr, Texas 78577
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83rd Session Committee Membership
District Analysis: District 27