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Aaron Peña (Lionel Aron Peña, Jr.) was born on 8 June, 1959 in Austin, Texas, U.S., is a politician. Discover Aaron Peña's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 64 years old?

Popular As Lionel Aron Peña, Jr.
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Age 64 years old
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Born 8 June, 1959
Birthday 8 June
Birthplace Austin, Texas, U.S.
Nationality United States

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Who Is Aaron Peña's Wife?

His wife is Monica Solis Peña (m. 1991; div. 2015)

Parents Lionel Aron Peña, Sr. and Sylvia Olivia Alamia Peña
Wife Monica Solis Peña (m. 1991; div. 2015)
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Children Adrienne, Aron, John Austin, Alyssa, Michael Anthony

Aaron Peña Net Worth

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Net Worth in 2023 $1 Million - $5 Million
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On January 27, 2012, a poll conducted by a local radio station asked the question, "Would you like to see Edinburg Representative Aaron Peña unretire and run for reelection?" The poll resulted in 65% of the respondents wanting Peña to seek reelection.


On January 24, 2011, the Hispanic Republican Conference of Texas was formed. Representative Peña was elected the founding chairman of the organization; and on February 2, 2011 was formally sworn in by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. The Hispanic Republican Conference of Texas was formed to represent the interests of districts with a significant percentage of Hispanic populations represented by Republican legislators.

On November 25, 2011, Rep. Aaron Peña announced that he would not seek re-election to a sixth term in office. He issued a letter that was published in the McAllen Monitor that explained that his decision was made after a court-drawn redistricting map moved him into a neighboring Democratic district. His 10-year tenure with the Texas House of Representatives ends on January 8, 2013.


On December 14, 2010, Peña stated that Texas Democrats have strayed too far from his conservative views thus causing him to run in the next election as a Republican in Hidalgo County which has never before elected a Republican to office. Peña and State Representative Allan Ritter of Nederland in Texas's 21st district have switched political parties giving the Republican Party a 101–49 supermajority in the Texas House of Representatives.


On May 31, 2009, as Representative Peña was about to turn 50 years of age, he was commissioned a Major in the Texas State Guard. The Texas State Guard is one of three branches of the Texas military forces. Major General Chris Powers administered the oath for the commission directed by Governor Rick Perry and the Adjutant General. The Representative serves as a Staff Judge Advocate serving in the Command Headquarters in Austin. The swearing-in ceremony took place at the Capitol on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives. Speaker Joe Straus and Brigadier General, Raymond Peters joined family members on the rostrum during the ceremony.


A state operated drug treatment center in South Texas was one of the primary objectives Peña sought to achieve when he initially ran for public office. In 2007, the representative secured funding to bring such a facility to Edinburg. The center opened as the John Austin Peña Memorial Center in 2011.

An increase in state funding for local parks in South Texas has always been a priority. In 2007, the Representative secured significant increases in parks funding for his community. Of particular interest was the funding he secured for the development of a park at the new Edinburg Boys and Girls Club facility.

After repeated attempts, Peña passed legislation granting the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Edinburg hero Freddy Gonzalez in 2007. Similarly, during the 81st Legislative session, Peña passed HCR 5, which awarded the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to another Edinburg war hero, Pedro Cano.


At his arrival to the Texas Legislature, Peña was one of the early national pioneers in the use of social media. His digital communications to his constituents, novel at the time, were featured in national magazines and newspapers. In 2006, Capitol Inside named the Representative's website one of the Top 5 in the state. The National Conference of State Legislatures and the Council of State Governments invited Peña to present seminars at annual meetings to highlight his innovative approach to communicating with constituents.


In his first session, the Representative was a member of the so-called "Killer D's", a group of Texas House Democrats who left the state of Texas for Ardmore, Oklahoma during the week of May 12, 2003 and prevented a quorum in the House. The Killer D's left to prevent House consideration of redistricting legislation.


Representative Peña was first elected in 2002 and served five terms in the Texas Legislature.


In May 1988, Peña was licensed to practice law by the State Bar of Texas. In his first years of practice, Peña took on an employment case as his first jury trial which was perceived to be unwinnable. The case resulted in a sizable verdict and marked the beginning of a successful career in the field of labor and employment law. In December 1995, Peña became board certified by the State Bar of Texas in the area of Labor and Employment Law. Peña served on the State Bar of Texas' governing board for Labor and Employment attorneys. After seventeen years of working almost exclusively as a plaintiff's lawyer, Peña began working exclusively as a civil defense lawyer. He twice earned the distinction and title "Super Lawyer" by Texas Monthly.


During the 82nd Legislative session, Peña negotiated the placement of a call center providing 400 jobs in his home town.


During the 81st Legislative session, Peña sponsored legislation that gave birth to a much-needed medical school in the Rio Grande Valley.


Below is a list of Peña's committee assignments in the 78th, 79th, 80th, 81st, and 82nd Texas Legislative Sessions.


Peña graduated from Edinburg High School in 1977. Thereafter, Peña attended Pan American University, now the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He thereafter moved to Austin where he received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Texas in May 1984. During his undergraduate studies, Peña worked as a legislative assistant at the State Capitol. Like his father before him, Peña studied to be a lawyer, receiving his Juris Doctor in May 1987 from Texas Southern University School of Law in Houston. Peña immediately returned to Edinburg to raise his family and to practice law.


Lionel Aron Peña, Jr., known as Aaron (born June 8, 1959) is an American attorney and politician who for 10 years represented House District 40 in the Texas House of Representatives, a seat he was first sworn into on January 14, 2003. On November 25, 2011, Rep. Aaron Peña announced that he would not seek re-election to a sixth term in office. He ended his tenure with the Texas House of Representatives on January 8, 2013 and returned to his work as an attorney and advisor in the private and public sectors. Currently Peña is employed with the Texas General Land Office, serving under the leadership of Land Commissioner George P. Bush.