State Rep. Philip Cortez

District 117 (D-San Antonio)

Personal Profile

Full Name: Philip Cortez
Age: 35
Hometown: San Antonio
Race: Hispanic
Occupation: Public Relations Consultant
Education: BA, Political Science University of Texas at San Antonio; Master's Public Administration,University of Texas at San Antonio; Ph.d Educational Administration, University of Texas at Austin
Spouse: Leticia
Religion: Christian (Catholic)
Church: St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

Financial Statements


Election Info

2014 Democratic Party Primary Election
Won with 100.00% of vote
2012 General Election
Won with 53.92% of vote
2012 Democratic Party Runoff Election
Won with 56.96% of vote
2012 Democratic Party Primary Election
Went to runoff with 35.06% of vote

Political Profile

Current Office: Texas House of Representatives
District: 117
Party: Democratic Party
Term Expiration: 2014
Term Length: 2 years
Salary: $7,200 per year
  • Homeland Security & Public Safety
  • Public Health
Thelma DeLeon Chief of Staff
Veronica Gonzalez-Vasquez Deputy Chief of Staff
Joaquin Gonzalez Legislative Director
Texas House District 117 Facts
District Map (pdf)
Population & Household Profile
Education & Employment Profile
Income & Housing Profile
County Report (pdf)
City & CDP Report (pdf)
School District Report (pdf)
Zip Code Report (pdf)
Precinct Report (pdf)

Contact Info

Email: [email protected]
Website: PhilipCortez
Twitter: @cortezphilip
Facebook: Fan Page
Capitol Office
Room: E2.812
Address: P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768
Phone: (512) 463-0269
Follow @cortezphilip

Twitter Feed

  • Proud to come to my alma mater today, Palo Alto College (class of 2000), and celebrate fiesta at PAC Fest!

    an hour ago

  • RT @dbrsat: Texas State Rep @CortezPhilip, a former Palo Alto College student of mine, returns to help celebrate #PACfest2014.…

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  • RT @TXPoliticsBlog: State health officials dispute Patrick’s claims tying immigration to diseases #txlege

    9 days ago

  • Great to be in studio to support my friend and our Mayor, Julian Castro, as he debates Dan Patrick! Let's go Julian!

    9 days ago

  • RT @JulianCastro: Ready to debate @DanPatrick on immigration. Dan, be ready to defend your extremist, anti-immigrant record. Own it. http:/…

    10 days ago

  • It was an honor to speak to over 250 veterans this morning at the TX Veterans Entrepreneur Seminar near downtown SA.

    12 days ago

  • The tea leaves suggest Hillary Clinton would be a formidable candidate as found on Clinton-Castro in 2016!

    13 days ago

  • WestOak Estates had their annual mtg last night and asked me to present my D117 legislative update. Great turnout!

    13 days ago

  • Great D117 Townhall mtg last night! Special thanks to the residents of Alamo Ranch, North SA Hills for attending.

    14 days ago

  • RT @TXRoundtable: Rep. Cortez closed the Roundtable Forum in great style! Big thanks! @CortezPhilip #tx2014

    15 days ago