Meet Mary Ann

Mary Ann Perez is a small business owner who was elected to the Texas House of Representatives two years ago. She represents District 144, which includes parts of Houston, South Houston, Pasadena, Deer Park and Baytown. In her first term in the Legislature she served on several committees: Economic and Small Business (Manufacturing Subcommittee), Trade and Intergovernmental Affairs, and Rules and Resolutions. While in the Texas House, Mary Ann has focused on improving educational, healthcare and employment opportunities for the residents of East Harris County.

Before serving in the Legislature, Mary Ann was elected to the Houston Community College Board of Trustees.  As a trustee she effectively partnered with area employers to ensure the college’s programs reflected the needs of today’s workforce. She joined with area schools and community groups to develop programs to keep children in school and continuing their education. She also held an annual job fair at the Southeast campus in partnership with Metro and local elected officials, and provided free flu shots for the community with the help of HEB.

Mary Ann Perez graduated from Milby High School; worked her way through college, earning a degree in Business Administration from University of Houston Downtown; and went on to build a successful insurance agency located in Southeast Harris County. While busy with her career, she was never too busy for her two sons or her neighborhood. She was an active Little League and school volunteer, and served as President of the Meadow Creek Civic Association.


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