Steve Salazar (D-TX-33)
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Steve Salazar Congressional Candidate Texas District 33
Biography of Steve Salazar from Steve Salazar for Congress
Steve Salazar is a Latino leader with years of experience as an elected official, yet with a humble origin as the son of migrant Farm Workers who made Dallas their home in the 1950′s. Later his father worked in a bakery and became an union member of the Teamsters International.
Steve was born and raised and currently resides in what is today Congressional District 33rd.
He attended St Mary of Carmel Elementary in West Dallas and went to Bishop Dunne High School. Steve graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a B.A. He continued his education at the University of Houston School of Law, where received his law degree, Juris Doctor in 1988, at the age of 23.
He began his public service in June 1992 as a Dallas County Community College Trustee at the age of 26 and in 1993 he served as Chairman of the Hispanic Association of Community Colleges.
In May 1995, he was elected to the Dallas City Council District 1. During his tenure, he served as Deputy Mayor Pro Tem from May 1997 through May 2001.
In May 2003, he was elected once again Councilman, this time representing Dallas District 6. District 6 includes parts of West Dallas, La Bajada, Los Altos, Bachman, Northwest Dallas, Ledbetter-Eagle Ford and the Asian Trade District in Dallas, Texas.
He served as Chair of the Housing Committee and as a member of the Economic Development, Quality of Life & Government Services and Trinity River Committee.
Because of his leadership as a Councilmember, Steve got elected to the National Public Safety & Crime Prevention Steering Committee of the National League of Cities and the National Immigration Task Force of the National League of Cities.
He ended his term as Councilmember after serving for 14 years and being the City of Dallas the most senior council-member.
Steve is also the State President of the Mexican American Democrats for the State of Texas. He has held this statewide position since August 2000.