Senator Carlos Uresti is an attorney first elected to represent SD-19 in 2006 following nine years of service in the Texas House.
The San Antonio native is the current vice chairman of the Administration and Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security, He serves on the Transportation, Health & Human Services, and Natural Resources committees. He is also the co-chairman of the Bexar Metropolitan Water District Legislative Oversight Committee, and was appointed to the National Conference of State Legislatures' Health Committee.
Uresti cites as his legislative accomplishments his efforts to reform the Child Protective Services and Adult Protective Services agencies, legislation bannig clinical medical trials involving foster children or children in the juvenile justice system, the statewide establishment of the Nurse-Family Partnership program for child abuse prevention, the expansion of pre-Kindergarten funding for children of active duty military personnel and the establishment of the Silver Alert system. He also cites legislation that authorized funding for the Texas A&M University at San Antonio; installed the Economic development authority for military installations affected by Base Realignment and Closure, and that provided economic incentives to attract industrial and manufacturing growth to San Antonio.
He has garnered five “Legislator of the Year” awards, was the recipient of the American Cancer Society’s “Texas Advocacy Award,” and was recognized by Court Appointed Special Advocates. The Texas Medical Association named Uresti one of “Texas Medicine's Best Legislators” in 2007.
Uresti enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve at 18 and subsequently earned a bachelor's degree in Political Science and a teaching certificate from St. Mary's University. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lt., rose to captain and earned the Navy Achievement Medal during his four years of active duty as a combat engineer.
He graduated from St. Mary's University School of Law in 1992, and has since been in private practice in San Antonio with the Uresti Law Firm.
He also sits on the board of trustees for Communities-In-Schools of San Antonio and is a member of the board of trustees for Wings for Life.
Senator Uresti formed the Bexar County Veterans' Coalition in 2006. He is a lifetime member of Veteran of Foreign Wars Manuel Alvarado Post 9186, a member of the United States Marine Corps League, the American Legion, and the Alamo Silver Wings Airborne Association.
He has two sons, Michael and Carlos.
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Senator Carlos I. Uresti: District 19
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Austin, TX 78711
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