Rep. Eddie Lucio, IIINews Releases & Statements, Press Release

For Immediate Release
December 13, 2017

Contact: Ruben O’Bell
(956) 266-3394


BROWNSVILLE, TX – Representative Eddie Lucio III (D-Brownsville) has officially announced he will seek a seventh term to the Texas House of Representatives.

“It is an incredible honor to be the voice of the people of District 38 in the Texas House of Representatives.” said Rep. Lucio. “I am delighted that my constituents have placed in me their faith to represent them in the Texas Capitol for six terms and hope that I have earned their support to be their champion for the 86th Legislative Session in 2019.”

“I truly believe that the best days of Texas are still ahead of us,” Lucio added. “I am proud of my legislative record and look forward to making sure the voices of District 38 are heard in Austin.”

For the 85th Legislative Session, Rep. Lucio was appointed Chairman of the procedural Rules and Resolutions Committee. In addition, he was appointed to the Government Transparency and Operation Committee and continued serving as a senior member of the Natural Resources Committee.

During the 85th Legislative Session, Rep. Lucio worked to attain passage of legislation that establishes new and strengthens existing career and technical education programs, public safety and wellness legislation to improve the quality of life of Texans, and championed efforts for the conservation of our state’s natural resources. In addition, Rep. Lucio supported a state budget that appropriates $24.5 million in general revenue to restore Medicaid funding, adds $57.7 million in funds to help survivors of family violence, $350 million to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, $71.4 million in Texas Grants for college students, $18 million for community colleges, provides $29.4 million for Texas parks, and invests $5.2 million for water quality needs.

Rep. Lucio has served as State Representative for District 38 since 2007. District 38 encompasses almost half of Cameron County and includes the cities of Brownsville, Rancho Viejo, San Benito, Harlingen, Los Indios, and Rio Hondo.

Rep. Lucio currently lives in Brownsville, where he private practices law and operates a small business. He is a graduate of both, The University of Texas and The University of Texas School of Law. He and his wife Jaime Barrera have two children – Olivia and Luc.