Ethics Explorer A Guide to the Financial Interests of Elected Officials

Sen. Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa District 20 (D-McAllen)

Industry
Lawyer
Education
B.S., Pan American University; J.D., Georgetown University
Committees
  • Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
  • Criminal Justice
  • Finance (Vice-Chair)
  • Intergovernmental Relations (Chair)
  • Natural Resources
  • Conference Committee on SB 1 (Budget)
  • Senate Select Committee on Redistricting
Financial Statements

Sources of Income

  • Hinojosa is a lawyer at the Hinojosa Law Firm, where he does commercial litigation mostly on the defense side, as well as criminal law and appellate work.

Property

  • Residential property in McAllen valued at $382,742

  • Condo in Austin valued at $245,671

  • 20 acres in Hidalgo County valued at $4,177

Analysis

  • In his campaign report, Hinojosa reports that he paid his Capitol staffers thousands of dollars in "supplemental salary" from his campaign account. This is permitted by state ethics law. 

  • In 2009 and 2011, Hinojosa filed 10 bills related to health care and Medicaid that could potentially affect his biggest donor, the Border Health PAC. He filed another dozen bills on the topic in 2013.