81st Texas Legislature, Senate Concurrent Resolutions 62 Page: 1 of 3
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S.C.R. No. 62
1 SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
2 WHEREAS, The Honorable Lena Guerrero of Austin passed away on
3 April 24, 2008, at the age of 50, bringing to a close a full and
4 accomplished life; and
5 WHEREAS, Born in 1957 to Adela and Alvaro Guerrero, Lena
6 Guerrero grew up in Mission, the fifth of nine children; she went on
7 to attend The University of Texas at Austin, where she became active
8 in the Democratic Party and where, in 1979, she became the first
9 woman and the first Hispanic elected president of the Texas Young
10 Democrats; and
11 WHEREAS, Some five years later, at the age of 25, Ms. Guerrero
12 won election to the Texas House of Representatives, becoming only
13 the second Hispanic woman to ever hold office as a state legislator;
14 voters subsequently returned her to office three more times, and
15 during nearly a decade of service, she made her mark as a champion
16 for migrant farmworkers, teenage pregnancy prevention, and a
17 variety of environmental and social justice issues; named one of
18 the 10 best legislators of 1989 by Texas Monthly magazine, she
19 further distinguished herself as vice chair of the House Committee
20 on State Affairs and the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission; and
21 WHEREAS, Ms. Guerrero was equally accomplished in her
22 professional life, serving as executive director of the Texas
23 Women's Political Caucus and as co-owner of an Austin advertising
24 and consulting firm, Bravo Communications; and
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