Texas State Representative Paul C. Moreno, born in 1931, was raised in “El Segundo Barrio” of El Paso. After high school, he served six years in the U.S. Marine Corps and saw combat in Korea. He then received his BBA from the University of Texas-El Paso and his JD from the University of Texas-Austin.

Winning his first election to the Texas House in 1967, Rep. Moreno served proudly until 2009. He has the distinction of being the longest serving Hispanic elected official in the country.

Committed to the beliefs that everyone is entitled to sound legal representation and that all voices should be heard, he is a cofounder of El Paso Legal Assistance and a founding member of the Tejano Democrats.

He has been a passionate and outspoken advocate for the poor, the disabled, the disenfranchised, and education. In his role as a legislator, he proudly represents constituencies whose voices are not always among the most powerful. Many people consider Mr. Moreno the “Conscience of the House.”