House of Representatives
Current office holder: Gene Green (D)
Sylvia has dedicated her life to her community and to public service. As a social worker and legal aid lawyer early in her professional career, she protected our community's most vulnerable, old and young, and ensured no one was forgotten. She was the first Hispanic and first woman to be elected in her own right to the Harris County Commissioner's Court. Over three terms in the Texas Senate, she has been a fighter for her district and advocated for veterans, immigrant rights, women’s health and access to healthcare.