Elected to the SBOE in 2012.
Current term expires in Jan. 2023. This race will not be on the ballot in 2020.
Former Brownsville ISD Trustee. Also served on the Council of Urban Boards of Education, NSBA Pre-K Legislative Committee, TASB Legislative Advisory Committee and Region 1 ESC Board of Directors.
Recommended favorably by Texans for Public Education, a grassroots educators' group that researched and rated candidates in the 2018 election based on their stances toward public schools.
Cortez is running for the Texas State Senate in 2020. Click here to view his Senate candidate profile.
Did not respond to the 2018 ATPE Candidate Survey.
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