Norma Chávez is currently serving her seventh term in the Texas House of Representatives representing District 76 which includes part of El Paso County. She was born and raised in El Paso and grew up in the Tejas Addition and Zia Village neighborhoods. Rep. Chávez is a community activist, licensed realtor, businesswoman, small business and arts advocate, and a grass-roots organizer. She is the only member of the El Paso legislative delegation serving on a budget writing committee. Chávez serves on the House Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Business and Economic Development and Subcommittee on Stimulus. She also serves on the Calendars Committee and House Committee on Defense and Veterans’ Affairs. Chávez is a member of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus, Tourism Caucus and House Democratic Caucus.
Representative Chávez promised constituents to use her seniority to benefit the community and she has honored her commitment, having served in various leadership positions of the Texas House of Representatives. Chávez has served as Chair of the House Committee on Border and International Affairs, as Vice Chair of both the Committee on Calendars and Committee on Human Services, and has served as Treasurer for the Mexican American Legislative Caucus. Norma Chávez is the first Latina elected to the Texas Legislature from El Paso.