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Rep. Philip Cortez

(Jan 10, 2023 - Jan 14, 2025)
Texas House 117 - San Antonio
First elected 2012

About Rep. Philip Cortez

Representative Cortez was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas.  He has been a member of the US Air Force since 1999.  He earned his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Texas- San Antonio in 2002, and his master's in Public Administration in 2007.  He is currently studying for his PhD in Education from the University of Texas in Austin.  Representative Cortez and his wife Leticia currently reside in San Antonio.

Committee Assignments

88th Legislative Session
Urban Affairs


P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768
p: (512) 463-0269
2600 SW Military Dr. , Suite 211
San Antonio, Texas 78224
210-923-3646 Fax

Civic Group Ratings (Most Recent)

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Texans for Fiscal Responsibility is “an independent educational non-profit organization seeking to illuminate the actions of government, educate and equip citizens to effectively advocate for pro-taxpayer reforms, and hold lawmakers accountable for their actions. Taxpayers should demand their interests, not those of elected officials, lobbyists, or bureaucrats, must come first in the Lone Star State.”
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Young Conservatives of Texas is a non-partisan youth organization that “has been fighting for conservative values for more than 40 years in the Lone Star State and publishes the most respected ratings of the Texas Legislature.”
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Texas Right to Life describes itself as an organization that “legally, peacefully and prayerfully protects the God-given Right to Life of innocent human beings from fertilization to natural death.”
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The American Conservative Union is “the nation's oldest conservative grassroots organization and seeks to preserve and protect the values of life, liberty, and property for every American.”
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Equality Texas describes itself as “a statewide political advocacy organization in Texas that advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights, including same-sex marriage.”
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An advocacy group that exists to “put the environment first.” As part of the left-leaning Public Interest Network, Environment Texas promotes adoption of policies favoring solar and wind power, electric cars and buses, and more walkable and “bikeable” cities.