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Alexandra for Texas House Representative2022-05-13T13:52:12-05:00
Alexandra Guio for TX House Representative

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    Runoff Election Dates

    Early voting: May 16th through May 20th

    Primary Election Day: May 24th

    Voting Hours: 7AM - 7PM

    My Story

    My Story

    My name is Alexandra Guio, and I am running to represent State House District 114 to advocate for every voice in our community. I’ve been fighting on the sidelines through community organizing, marching in demonstrations, and testifying in Austin only to watch our efforts be ignored. I decided to run as a final form of advocacy in order to ensure that the voices of our community will be amplified.

    My parents sacrificed everything to bring me and my sisters to the United States from Bogota, Colombia, when I was 4 years old. They wanted the American Dream for all of us, especially my mother, who needed brain surgery in Houston. My mother and father taught me the value of an education, the importance of giving back to the community, and the need to advocate for those less fortunate.

    These values helped me persevere through the challenges of growing up as an undocumented immigrant and the struggle we all faced in reaching for the American dream. I studied diligently in school, graduated in the top 10% of my high school class in Katy, Texas and received a scholarship to attend the University of Texas at Arlington. After my father re-married, my stepmother sponsored my application to become a U.S. permanent resident.

    In 2013, I proudly became a citizen of the United States and celebrated my right to vote and fully participate in my community. Also that year, I graduated from the SMU Dedman School of Law and became the first attorney in my family. I was hired as an Assistant District Attorney at the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office in 2013, where I practiced until August 2021.

    Community Advocacy

    Because so many people helped me get where I am today, I am honored to be able to return the favor by giving back to my community.

    Over the past 10 years in Dallas, I’ve mentored students from SMU Dedman School of Law, UNT Dallas College of law, and John Carpenter Elementary School. I’ve helped lead voter registration efforts with Battleground Texas, Funky East Dallas Democrats, and Somos Tejas. In addition, I’ve volunteered in numerous ways on city, state, and national campaigns. I was a fellow at the Latino Center of Leadership Development in 2018 where my skills as a community leader were cultivated. I’ve fought alongside various local partisan and non-partisan organizations (Stonewall Democrats, Dallas County Young Democrats, 23rd Senatorial District Tejano Democrats; LULAC; Somos Tejas; Catholic Charities) and joined various legal organizations (Dallas Hispanic Bar Organization; Dallas Association of Young Lawyers; Patrick E. Higginbotham Inn of Court; Mexican American Bar Organization; Texas Bar Foundation).


    I was recognized by the American Bar Association in 2019 as the National Outstanding Young Lawyer because of my community advocacy efforts and my work in the Sexual Assault Unit at the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office. In this unit, the backlog of rape kits was tested in order to prosecute the perpetrators and finally seek justice for the survivors. I was also named the Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year in 2018 by the Texas Young Lawyers Association and the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers.

    Now, I look forward to continuing what I’ve been doing my whole life: advocating for my community. I’m ready to face the challenges ahead and advocate for the residents of House District 114!

    Community Advocacy

    Because so many people helped me get where I am today, I am honored to be able to return the favor by giving back to my community.

    Over the past 10 years in Dallas, I’ve mentored students from SMU Dedman School of Law, UNT Dallas College of law, and John Carpenter Elementary School. I’ve helped lead voter registration efforts with Battleground Texas, Funky East Dallas Democrats, and Somos Tejas. In addition, I’ve volunteered in numerous ways on city, state, and national campaigns. I was a fellow at the Latino Center of Leadership Development in 2018 where my skills as a community leader were cultivated. I’ve fought alongside various local partisan and non-partisan organizations (Stonewall Democrats, Dallas County Young Democrats, 23rd Senatorial District Tejano Democrats; LULAC; Somos Tejas; Catholic Charities) and joined various legal organizations (Dallas Hispanic Bar Organization; Dallas Association of Young Lawyers; Patrick E. Higginbotham Inn of Court; Mexican American Bar Organization; Texas Bar Foundation).

    I was recognized by the American Bar Association in 2019 as the National Outstanding Young Lawyer because of my community advocacy efforts and my work in the Sexual Assault Unit at the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office. In this unit, the backlog of rape kits was tested in order to prosecute the perpetrators and finally seek justice for the survivors. I was also named the Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year in 2018 by the Texas Young Lawyers Association and the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers.

    Now, I look forward to continuing what I’ve been doing my whole life: advocating for my community. I’m ready to face the challenges ahead and advocate for the residents of House District 114!

    My Priorities

    My Priorities

    When the quality of life of all members of our community are improved through education, quality healthcare, and meaningful representation, our communities are strengthened and our economic future is secured.

    Education - Graduation Cap

    EDUCATION

    I’m a proud public-school graduate and firmly believe that a good education for each and every student, regardless of race, socio-economic background and immigration status is a right and the key to advancing both individual and families, and also improving society in general. My parents instilled in me a respect for education and a duty to advocate for a good education for all Texans, at all levels. As a Latina and a candidate for HD 114, where the population is 54% communities of color, this is an important issue for all residents in HD 114.

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    My top priority is finding a long-term solution to firmly establish the state’s funding of public schools at 50%.  I think this crucial first step is needed to aid in the decades long battle to have Texas invest in its children. In addition, Texas needs to fully fund pre-kindergarten statewide.  Although HB 3 in 2019 established Early Childhood Education Allotment for Districts, it is not a fully funded Pre-K program for all Districts. Disappointingly, it also allows Districts to op-out of a Pre-K program but still collect the funds for it. I would ensure that this would change. Texas also needs to increase funding for English Language learners. HB 3 only provided an additional 5% of funding for ELL students. The costs and needs for this program are much higher and the benefits of this program are invaluable. Further, Texas needs to work on repealing SB 3 – the hateful bill restricting transgender youth from playing on sports teams.  And, finally, we need to work on repealing the “CRT” Education bills and allow schools and teachers to teach American History without any limitations.

    Reproductive Justice

    REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE

    I fully advocate for reproductive justice which includes access to safe and legal abortions, access to contraception and access to evidence based sexual education programs. I believe that without access to all three, we are doing women and communities a disservice. Unfortunately, communities of low-socioeconomic status tend to be affected the most by restrictions on reproductive justice and those tend to also be communities of color. When reproductive justice is not safeguarded, women and families are often forced to start a family before they are financially stable or when they have health problems that they cannot afford to address. As a result, these communities are locked into poverty without having access to the healthcare resources that they need. Not only is this an issue for women, it is an issue for the entire community.

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    I am pro-choice, always have been and always will be. When #SB8 (the heart beat bill) was signed back in May, I was just as angry then as I am now. The Republican leadership in this state uses this issue as a political tactic to gain votes and power in the guise of “saving children’s lives.” And yet they fail to advance bills that care for children or help prevent unwanted pregnancies such as,

    • accessibility to birth control
    • sex education in schools
    • pre- and post-natal care
    • expansion of Medicaid for millions of uninsured children
    • reforming the broken foster care system
    • properly funding public schools and day care centers

    I realize that my anger is not the solution — rather it is a symptom of my frustration toward certain leaders in the state. And, the only meaningful answer is — “Get Out The Vote”. Actions speak louder than words, so I’ve spent weekends registering voters, talking to local activists, volunteering at Planned Parenthood, and donating to the Dallas County Democratic Party.

    Accessible Healthcare

    ACCESSIBLE HEALTHCARE

    Growing up without health insurance, I know firsthand the detrimental impacts it can have on a family. I saw my mother struggle to get us the care that we needed, even though we were undocumented. I will fight for families, especially children, to have affordable, and accessible health care.

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    Texas has the highest rate of uninsured children in the nation and Dallas County ranks in the top 7 counties with the highest rate of uninsured children in the nation. 

    Those whose are eligible under the expansion of Medicaid include: nearly 8 out of 10 in a family with at least one worker; and 3 out of 4 are a persons of color. I will strongly advocate for the expansion of Medicaid for our working families and for the diverse communities in HD 114. Further, one way to provide more funding for education is to alleviate the overall fiscal burden on the State of Texas and that can be accomplished through Medicaid expansion.  Texas has turned away billions of dollars in federal healthcare aid and this political decision must change.  Many states, including red states, have shown the revenue neutrality of the expansion.  With Texas leading the country in uninsured residents, the cost of “emergency” room health care has taken Texas to the breaking point.  Medicaid expansion would provide a huge injection of cash into the system and will help us to provide care to many in need.  Furthermore, the economic and budgetary ripple effect would allow greater latitude in funding the public schools and other crucial state services.

    Voting Rights, Ballot Box

    VOTING RIGHTS

    One of the rights I hold most precious as a U.S. Citizen is my right to vote. It was an honor to have gained United States citizenship and I will fight to protect the voting rights of every citizen in my community and ensure that they are free to vote without discrimination or intimidation.

    Learn More2022-01-03T21:42:28-06:00

    The right to vote is sacred in my life, as it is in yours, and I will fight for voter rights each and every day when I am in office for HD 114. I testified against SB 1 in Austin on August 23, 2021 to amplify the message from all of you who share my concern over the voter suppression effects of this legislation. I also spent weekends registering voters to continue the fight for representation of all interests in Austin. 

    We should have automatic registration, same day registration, and make Election Day a holiday. Further, Texas has one of the most restrictive ID laws in the nation, and due to the pandemic, obtaining or renewing an ID at the DMV is even harder for those in need of required ID’s. We should be finding alternatives to the additional ID’s listed in our laws which will make it easier for our communities to vote. I will not stand by, but will instead stand up for all of the voters in Texas.

    Check Out: LULAC Files Suit again SB1

    LGBTQIA+ Rights

    LGBTQIA+ RIGHTS

    As a woman, a Latina, and an immigrant, I've experienced my own moments of discrimination throughout my life. Therefore, I want to fight for every Texan and member of the LGBTQIA community to have the freedom to live their lives free of discrimination and with equal status under the law

    Learn More2022-01-03T21:47:43-06:00

    My goal in office is to build-on the community advocacy skills that I have created over the last decade. I have worked with several organization like Stonewall, LULAC Rainbow Council, HRC, and many others. I believe that my track-record of working alongside numerous organizations has created an open and friendly environment for LGBTQIA+, people of color, and diverse backgrounds to work on my team. I have also worked on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives while at the District Attorney’s Office and believe that diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are the key to a successful community. I have already asked numerous members of the community (LGBTQ, people of color, veterans, etc…) to volunteer or be resources for my campaign team so that I can stay informed on various issues and be the best leader for my community. Through these coalitions, I have been able to recruit volunteers and will continue to build my staff. Further, I always attempt to use my pronouns (at events I have a pin or online I post them) and, if elected, will allow a place on business cards for pronouns. My goal is to always have an open mind and learn as much as possible to create a positive environment for my team.

    Climate Change

    CLIMATE CHANGE

    Texas needs bold leadership and I’m ready to take the lead in climate change. I will fight to protect our community and our environment through education and legislation that can lead our State towards a green energy economy.

    Learn More2022-01-03T21:48:17-06:00

    I will support legislation that will reduce and regulate flaring that is known to cause health issues (asthma, difficulties in pregnancies, cancer, lung damage, and skin problems) that affects communities of color at a higher rate. 

    I will also aid the efforts of federal legislation that aims to build major infrastructure and clean energy. I will also keep in mind the Railway Labor Act and the federal railway labor and safety laws. 

    Further, I will encourage DISD and other large business to follow the model of the DFW Airport that aims to cut emission to zero by 2030 using a variety of methods (solar panels, specific tinted windows, water fountains, etc…)

    Our Endorsements

    Our Endorsements

    We Endorse Alexandra Guio for HD 114!

    ANNIE’S LIST ENDORSES ALEXANDRA GUIO

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    TEXAS ELECTED OFFICIALS

    • State Representative Rafael Anchia
    • State Representative Rhetta Bowers
    • State Representative Victoria Neave-Criado
    • State Representative Ana Hernandez
    • State Representative Joe Moody
    • State Representative Mary Ann Perez
    • State Representative Armando Walle
    • State Representative Carl Sherman
    • Commissioner Dr. Elba Garcia
    • Dallas City Council Member Jaime Resendez
    • DISD Trustee Joe Carreon
    • DISD Trustee Karla Garcia
    • DISD Trustee Ben Mackey
    • Dallas College Board Trustee Monica Lira Bravo
    • Dallas College Board Trustee Diana Flores

    ANNIE'S LIST ENDORSES ALEXANDRA GUIO

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    TEXAS ELECTED OFFICIALS

    • State Representative Rafael Anchia
    • State Representative Rhetta Bowers
    • State Representative Victoria Neave-Criado
    • State Representative Ana Hernandez
    • State Representative Joe Moody
    • State Representative Mary Ann Perez
    • State Representative Carl Sherman
    • State Representative Armando Walle
    • Commissioner Dr. Elba Garcia
    • Dallas City Council Member Jaime Resendez
    • DISD Trustee Joe Carreon
    • DISD Trustee Karla Garcia
    • DISD Trustee Ben Mackey
    • Dallas College Board Trustee Monica Lira Bravo
    • Dallas College Board Trustee Diana Flores

    ORGANIZATIONS

    • Dallas Morning News
    • Annie's List
    • Latino Victory Fund (natl)
    • Texas Youth for Climate Change
    • Black American Futures PAC (natl)
    • Mexican American Bar Association (natl)
    • Texas Latina Fund
    • National Latino Law Enforcement Organization
    • Run for Something (natl)
    • Texas Democrats with Disabilities
    • Mexican American Democrats of Texas
    • International Brotherhood of Teamsters 745

    DALLAS PRECINCT CHAIRS

    • Eddie Morgan, #2087
    • Vanessa Flores, #2152
    • Jane Hoffman, #2026
    • Sandy Horwitz, #2025
    • Lisa Lipton, #2067
    • Marsha Gordon, #2021
    • Dale McEowen (in memoriam), #2036
    • Jose Perez, #2302
    • Herlinda Resendiz, #1092
    • Steven Marlin, #4099
    • Gisela Vasquez, #2081
    • Laura Peña Flor, #1098
    • Joni Seifrick, #1172
    • Patti Fink, Pct. #1174
    • Nina Carroll, Pct. #2086

    DALLAS COMMUNITY LEADERS & FORMER ELECTED OFFICIALS

    • Regina Montoya
    • Art Anthony
    • Rebecca Acuña
    • Monica Latin
    • Barry Sorrels
    • Scott Palmer
    • Former DISD Trustee, Miguel Solis
    • Eric Puente
    • Eulaine Hall
    • Hon. Terri Hodge
    • Tom & Teri Ervin
    • Krisi Kastl
    • Nancy Lira Bernardino
    • Lauren Black
    • Eric Cedillo
    • Pat Montes
    • Kandace D. Walter
    • Judy Bryant
    • Jennifer Morris
    • Jayla Wilkerson
    • Dr. Pam Bell
    • Dr. Martha Williams
    • Mauricio Navarro
    • Norma Navarro
    • Tony Farrer
    • Alejandra Arron Olvera
    • Judith Mata
    • Prisma Garcia
    • Jerry Varney
    • Casie Pierce
    • Amy Hunt
    • Nancy Ohan
    • Karen Jacobs
    • Carrie Schweitzer
    • Marissa Hatchett
    • Ramiro Luna
    • Jasmin Flores
    • Josh Cogan
    • Jesse Tafalla
    • Chad Crews
    • Sergio Gonzales
    • Frederick Tran
    • Hon. Roberto Alonzo
    • Shawn Terry
    • Hon. Delia Jasso
    • Nancy Bryant
    • Bridget Moreno Lopez
    • Roy Lopez
    • Larry & Glenn Offutt
    • Howard Klion

    ORGANIZATIONS

    • Dallas Morning News
    • Annie’s List
    • Latino Victory Fund (natl)
    • Texas Youth for Climate Change
    • Black American Futures PAC (natl)
    • Mexican American Bar Association (natl)
    • International Brotherhood of Teamsters 745
    • Texas Latina Fund
    • National Latino Law Enforcement Organization
    • Run for Something (natl)
    • Texas Democrats with Disabilities
    • Mexican American Democrats of Texas
    • Texas Dental Association, PAC

    DALLAS PRECINCT CHAIRS

    • Eddie Morgan, #2087
    • Vanessa Flores, #2152
    • Jane Hoffman, #2026
    • Sandy Horwitz, #2025
    • Herlinda Resendiz, #1092
    • Marsha Gordon, #2021
    • Lisa Lipton, #2067
    • Steven Marlin, #4099
    • Dale McEowen (in memoriam) #2036
    • Jose Perez, #2302
    • Gisela Vasquez, #2081
    • Laura Peña Flor, #1098
    • Joni Seifrick, #1172
    • Patti Fink, Pct. #1174
    • Nina Carroll, Pct. #2086

    DALLAS COMMUNITY LEADERS & FORMER ELECTED OFFICIALS

    • Eric Cedillo
    • Pat Montes
    • Kandace D. Walter
    • Judy Bryant
    • Jennifer Morris
    • Jayla Wilkerson
    • Dr. Pam Bell
    • Dr. Martha Williams
    • Mauricio Navarro
    • Norma Navarro
    • Tony Farrer
    • Alejandra Arron Olvera
    • Judith Mata
    • Prisma Garcia
    • Jerry Varney
    • Bridget Moreno Lopez
    • Roy Lopez
    • Regina Montoya
    • Art Anthony
    • Rebecca Acuña
    • Monica Latin
    • Barry Sorrels
    • Scott Palmer
    • Former DISD Trustee, Miguel Solis
    • Eric Puente
    • Eulaine Hall
    • Hon. Terri Hodge
    • Tom & Teri Ervin
    • Krisi Kastl
    • Nancy Lira Bernardino
    • Lauren Black
    • Hon. Delia Jasso
    • Nancy Bryant
    • Howard Klion

    • Casie Pierce
    • Amy Hunt
    • Nancy Ohan
    • Karen Jacobs
    • Carrie Schweitzer
    • Marissa Hatchett
    • Ramiro Luna
    • Jasmin Flores
    • Josh Cogan
    • Jesse Tafalla
    • Chad Crews
    • Sergio Gonzales
    • Frederick Tran
    • Hon. Roberto Alonzo
    • Shawn Terry
    • Veletta Forsyth-Lill
    • Larry & Glenn Offutt

    Texas House District 114

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    Important Primary Election Dates:

    First day of early voting: Feb. 14, 2022

    Last day of early voting: Feb. 25, 2022

    Primary Election Day: March 1, 2022

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    Important Democratic Runoff Election Dates:

    • Early voting: May 16th through May 20th
    • Primary Election Day: May 24th
    • Voting Hours: 7AM - 7PM
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