Texas Senator José Menéndez represents District 26 in the Texas Senate. Since elected as a state legislator, Senator Menéndez has passed into law over 400 bills benefiting children, seniors, veterans, and Texas families. He is also a strong advocate for job growth, community, and business development.
Texas Senator José Menéndez continues to work with every organization and entity necessary to ensure the safety, health, and protection of the people of Texas. Through his advocacy for those he represents in District 26, Menéndez focuses on smart solutions while emphasizing the needs of every person in our state. Moreover, he remains committed to taking a deliberate yet common sense approach when addressing the ideas and legislative efforts benefiting all Texans.
Senator Menéndez began his public service career in 1997 when elected to the San Antonio City Council District 6 office, representing the city’s West Side. He was then elected as State Representative for House District 124 in 2000, and has served as State Senator since 2015. Menéndez currently serves as Chairman of the Texas Senate Hispanic Caucus.
Senator Menéndez is married to his best friend Cehlia Newman-Menéndez. They have three children, Dominic, Victoria, and Austin. As a father, husband and lifelong Texan, Senator Menéndez is extremely grateful to be able to serve the people of District 26 and the state of Texas.