Meet Ana

151129lhg_35Ana is the Democratic nominee for State Representative in District 47. She is a native Texan. She was born and raised in El Paso. She came to Austin in 1986 to attend college on a scholarship. She earned two degrees from the University of Texas: a Bachelor of Arts and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence. She was the first in her immediate family to go to college. Before going to law school, she was a Legislative Research Assistant in the Texas House of Representatives, and she interned for a congressional subcommittee in the United States House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. After graduating from law school, Ana practiced law for 17 years. During that time, she served as a state prosecutor and worked as a criminal defense attorney in state courts. She later joined the Attorney General’s Office where she represented the State of Texas and many of its state agencies, including the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles and the Texas University System in both state and federal courts. In 2011, she represented the State of Texas during the last redistricting cycle. Ana has seen the law from all perspectives. She is a deep believer in due process and fairness, and she possesses a deep understanding of government and the law. Ana lives in Barton Creek with her husband, Sean, of 16 years and their two children Connor and Sophia.