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Diego Bernal for State Representative Dist. 123

EARLY VOTING: December 29th – January 2nd

ELECTION DAY: January 6, 2015

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For a Ride to the Poll or to Vote by Mail, call:

210-414-1025


Early Voting Locations

  • Lion’s Field: 2809 Broadway
  • Crossroads: 4522 Fredericksburg Rd # 124
  • Castle Hills City Hall: 209 Lemonwood Dr.
  • Collins Garden Library: 200 North Park
  • Cody Library: 11441 Vance Jackson
  • Bexar County Justice Center: 300 Dolorosa
  • Las Palmas Library: 515 Castroville Road
  • Memorial Library: 3222 Culebra

Are you in District 123?

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These are a few facts about me.

Parents:

Eleanor Bernal (raised by)- educator, editor, advocate

Efrain Bernal (deceased)- farm worker, social worker, activist

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  • Olmos and Arnold Elementary Schools
  • Tafolla Middle School
  • Thomas Jefferson High School
  • University of Michigan- Bachelors of Arts, Sociology
  • University of Michigan School of Social Work- Masters of Social Work
  • University of Michigan Law School- Juris Doctor

Social Work

Communities in Schools

  • Created summer literacy program for at-risk youth

Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation

  • GRACE Program (Gang Retirement and Continued Education/Employment)
  • Helped transition teens and men out of gangs or prison into the workforce

Legal Experience

  • MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund)
  • Litigated civil rights cases in federal and state courts in the areas of employment discrimination, education, voting rights, and immigration.
  • Notable cases include those involving Texas school finance, workplace discrimination, voter ID laws, and Texas congressional redistricting.

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City Council District 1

  • Passed most aggressive Local Preference policy in San Antonio history, giving an advantage and opportunity to local businesses bidding on City contracts
  • Passed strictest payday loan regulation in the State of Texas (San Antonio ordinance was model used by City of Houston)
  • Passed updated Non-Discrimination Ordinance (NDO) that added protections for LGBT community
  • Brought street and sidewalk work to some of District 1’s most neglected areas
  • Created program to rescue small businesses harmed or affected by City construction projects
  • Created and passed San Antonio’s first ordinance to address Downtown vacant buildings as well as problem or abandoned properties in neighborhoods
  • Placed free vaccination clinic in area of the District with the most need
  • Cracked down on negligent boarding home operators
  • Expanded City contract opportunities for Small, Minority and Women-owned businesses
  • Over $6 million more in sidewalks than any other district
  • Created program to rescue small businesses harmed or affected by City construction projects
  • Eliminated predatory parking/booting practices Downtown
  • Working to enhance Downtown for locals as well as visitors
  • Well over a dozen park projects in the inner-city, including converting empty lots into community parks

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