Personal Profile

Full Name Ana Hernandez
Age 37
Race Hispanic
Occupation Attorney
Education B.A., University of Houston; J.D., University of Texas at Austin

Ana Hernandez is the representative of Texas’ House District 143, first elected in 2005. The district includes part of Houston, Channelview and the cities of Galena Park and Jacinto City.

Hernandez is serving on the Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee and the Pensions Committee. She previously served on the County Affairs Committee.

She works as an attorney at Carrigan, McCloskey & Roberson, L.L.P. Hernandez has received numerous awards and recognitions including the "2011 Arrival Award" presented by the University of Houston Law School, the Texas Association of Bilingual Educators' "Community Advocacy Award" and honored as a champion for women's health by both Planned Parenthood and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Additionally, Hernandez has been included in Hispanic Business magazine's "Most Influential List" and named as one of "20 Latino Democrats to Watch" by the Houston Chronicle.

She graduated from Sam Rayburn High School in Pasadena when she was 16 years old, and received her Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Psychology from the University of Houston. During her undergraduate studies, She participated in a Peace Corps internship program in South Africa where she worked with local community leaders as they rebuilt their educational system post-apartheid. She went on to receive her Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas School of Law in May of 2004.

Hernandez was born in Reynosa, Mexico and raised in Pasadena, Texas. She has a son, Gregory Eli.

Information in this bio was provided by Hernandez's office.
Last updated: March 19, 2015.