Personal Profile

Full Name Marisa Márquez
Age 39
Race Hispanic
Occupation Community Relations Manager
Education B.A., University of Notre Dame

Marisa Márquez is the representative of Texas’ House District 77, first elected in 2008.

Márquez is serving as the vice chair of the House Administration Committee and also sits on the Culture, Recreation, & Tourism, Emerging Issues In Texas Law Enforcement and Appropriations committees. She is also vice chair for the Subcommittee on Budget Transparency & Reform Vice Chair and sits on the Subcommittee on Article III.

She previously served on the Corrections, County Affairs, and Rules & Resolutions committees. She has served on the Legislative Study Group House Caucus and as a member of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus.

She works as a community relations manager for Texas Community Care and teacher of theology at the Tepeyac Institute under the Diocese of El Paso,

Márquez attended El Paso schools and graduated as valedictorian from Faith Christian Academy in 1996. She earned her bachelor's degree in Business Administration in Finance and Business Economics in 2000 from University of Notre Dame.

In 2000 Márquez returned to El Paso as an Americorps VISTA Volunteer for the non-profit agency, ACCION-Texas. She completed a year of service and subsequently became a grants administrator for the El Paso Empowerment Zone Corporation in 2001. In 2002, she returned to the University of Notre Dame to continue her higher education and received a master's degree in Theology in 2004.

Information in this bio was provided by Márquez's office.
Last updated: March 21, 2015.