For 150th District Court Judge, Bexar County
Monique Diaz is an inspiring candidate who we actually heard about last year when we first entered Texas. She was born in San Antonio, where she and her two brothers were raised by their Puerto Rican mother and Dominican father. After earning her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law, she stayed in the area and started her own legal practice representing low-income families, victims of domestic violence, small businesses, and nonprofits. Service to her community in San Antonio has defined Monique's path, as she has served as a City Attorney and City Prosecutor and currently sits on the Mayor's Commission on the Status of Women and the Board of the Maestro Entrepreneur Center. While a judgeship is not a typical path to higher office, Monique is not your typical candidate. Indeed, the pace and energy of her fundraising efforts and campaign more broadly have far exceeded what is typical of a judicial race, leading some to call it the "Monique for Mayor" campaign. Monique is a driven, hard working public servant, and our sense is that she simply doesn't know any other way to run. We're excited to help her win in November in what we think will be just her first stint in elective office.