Representative Diana Maldonado is a state representative elected in 2008 to represent HD-52 which encompasses a portion of Williamson County, including Round Rock, Taylor, Hutto, Thrall, Coupland and part of Georgetown.
Diana was appointed to the House State Affairs Committee and the House Defense & Veteran's Affairs Committee during the 81st Legislative Session.
Born in Lubbock and raised in Eagle Pass, Maldonado says she moved to Round Rock in the late-nineties to find more affordable homes, good public schools and safer neighborhoods for her two children.
Before her election, Maldonado served as President of the Round Rock ISD Board of Trustee, and during her tenure, Round Rock ISD became one of the fastest growing and highest rated school districts in Texas. It gained recognition from Texas Monthly and from Forbes Magazine, who ranked Round Rock ISD ninth in the nation as best public education for the taxpayer dollar. As President of the school board, Maldonado says she focused on putting children first.
Maldonado also spent over 20 years at the Texas Comptroller's Office (24 years total in state government) before seeking election. She was the first woman to serve consecutive terms as president of the Mexican American Comptroller's Employees Association at the Comptroller's office. She also won the Comptroller's Outstanding Team Award in 1998. In addition to her day to day operations, she served on numerous task forces and committees at the agency.
Diana returned to college to earn her Bachelor's in Business Management in 2000, where she graduated magna cum laude from St. Edward's University New College. She was also on the dean's list while working full-time as a single parent. She was the recipient of the Personal/Professional Award at the Comptroller's Office in 1999 while undertaking this endeavor, and continues her support as an advocate for the St. Edward's University New College program.
Diana is a member of various local and national boards including the Executive Committee of the Mexican American Legislative Council (MALC), Executive Committee of the Hispanic Scholarship Consortium, National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO), National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators, Women In Government, Executive Women in Texas Government and the Hispanic Women's Network of Texas among many others.