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State Representative José Menéndez Responds to Revenue Estimate Calls On State To Not Be Bashful and Invest in Schools, Roads, and Infrastructure

State Representative José Menéndez Responds to Revenue Estimate Calls On State To Not Be Bashful and Invest in Schools, Roads, and Infrastructure Austin, Texas - Today, Comptroller Hegar announced the state will have a $7.5 billion surplus to spend on the upcoming budget cycle. State Representative José Menéndez applauds the estimate and calls on state budget writers to use this surplus as an investment for our state's future. "There is no doubt that we have Texas sized problems," Menéndez said. "So we must not be bashful and use the current revenue surplus to tackle these problems by investing in schools, roads, and infrastructure." Menéndez wants to use the surplus to restore the over $1 billion shortfall in public education and invest in statewide prekindergarten programs. "We know the wisest investment we can make for our state and future economy is to invest in … Read More...

Testimonials from District Residents

Testimonials from District Residents Placido Salazar John, Wavie & Sandy - Seniors Supporting José Adan Gallegos … Read More...

Representative José Menéndez Releases Statement on SD 26 Filing

Austin--Today State Representative José Menéndez (D-San Antonio) released the following statement regarding today's deadline for the Special Election to fill the recently vacated Senate District 26 seat: "Our campaign is in its fourth full week and the entire team is energized by the overwhelming support we are getting at the door, online, and on the phone. Throughout my career I have focused on rolling up my sleeves everyday and working hard to represent the voices and the values of the families I represent. That is what I am doing in this campaign and that is the type of Senator I will be. I look forward to the campaign ahead and talking one on one with voters." … Read More...

José Menéndez Announces Campaign Finance Chairman, List of Supporters

José Menéndez Announces Campaign Finance Chairman, List of Supporters List includes prominent business leaders from across San Antonio December 5, 2014 San Antonio, --Today State Representative José Menéndez announced that NuStar CEO Bill Greehey will serve as the Finance Chairman for his campaign for the State Senate in District 26 Special Election. Rep. Menéndez stated, "Creating local jobs is my top priority. San Antonio is famous for our large employers, but we are also fortunate to have a robust climate for startups and small businesses. I am honored that Mr. Greehey and so many other business leaders have looked at all the candidates and chosen to support me." Bill Greehey was selected by Harvard University in 2013 as one of the world's best CEOs (12th in the U.S., and 31st worldwide) and he has a long history as both a successful job creator and a benefactor to … Read More...