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Senator César Blanco: District 29
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César Blanco

Occupation: Consultant

Education: University of Texas at El Paso, B.A.

Legislative Experience: House Member, 2015-2021; Senate Member: 2021 - present

Hometown: El Paso

Party: Democrat

Senator César J. Blanco proudly represents the people of Brewster, Culberson, El Paso, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Pecos, Presidio, and Reeves counties in the Texas Senate.

César was raised in El Paso, and after high school, he continued his family’s tradition of military service in the U.S. Navy. He graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso and continued his public service by working for three Members of Congress representing El Paso and West Texas.

César was first elected to the Texas Senate in 2020. Senator Blanco currently serves on the distinguished Senate Committees on Health & Human Services; Natural Resources & Economic Development; Water, Agriculture, & Rural Affairs; Veteran Affairs; and Border Security. In addition, he serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Texas Senate Hispanic Caucus. Prior to being elected to the Texas Senate, César also served in the Texas House of Representatives for 6 years and was named a Best Legislator by Texas Monthly in his freshman session.

César has delivered for El Paso and West Texas by leading initiatives to strengthen our workforce, economy, and border communities, improving the quality of life, expanding access to healthcare, and increasing economic opportunities in the region.

During the 88th Legislative session, Senator Blanco championed legislation to expand SNAP food assistance for Texas families, increase access to quality healthcare, provide farmers and ranchers financial assistance for property damage, promote environmental protections, and deliver economic relief for working families.

For his work in the 88th Legislative Session, Senator Blanco earned several accolades and recognitions, including the Public Education Champion Award from Raise Your Hand Texas, the 2023 Legislative Equity Champion by Dia De La Mujer Latina, the Hunger Leadership Award from Feeding Texas, the Legislator of the Year recognition from Texas Nurse Practitioners (TNP), the Trailblazers Legislative Award from The Family Place, the Distinguished Legislative Service Award from Habitat for Humanity Texas, and the 2023 AARP Texas Legislative Champion Award from AARP to name a few.

Senator Blanco is active in the community as a member of the American Legion, El Paso Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the Rio Grande Council of Governments (RCOG), the Medical Center of Americas (MCA), National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund Board of Directors, and Project Bravo Board of Directors. César lives in El Paso with his wife Lili, his daughter Amelia, and their dogs Lulu and Skipper (Skip).

Office Information

Capitol Address District Address
Physical Address
The Honorable César Blanco
1100 Congress Ave
Room GE.7
Austin, Texas 78701

Mailing Address:
The Honorable César Blanco
P.O. Box 12068
Capitol Station
Austin, TX 78711

(512) 463-0129 (TEL)
416 N. Stanton Street, Suite 700
El Paso, TX 79901

(915) 577-0029 (TEL)
District Address  
1618 Airport Drive, Room 126
Fort Stockton, TX 79735

(432) 336-2910 (TEL)