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Education Matters, Get Involved “Education is the key to earning the American Dream.”

HOUSTON, TEXAS – December 16, 2011 – Silvia Mintz launches her campaign for Harris County Board of Education, Position 4, Precinct 3.

“Education is the key to earning the American Dream. Unfortunately, the state of education in Harris County has me concerned, and that is why I have chosen to run for office,” said Silvia Mintz.

On Thursday, Silvia Mintz formally filed to be the Democratic Nominee for Harris County Department of Education Board of Trustees Position 4, Precinct 3. Joining Silvia was her daughter, Maria, an honors graduate of Taylor High School in Katy and a second year student in college.

“I am entering this race because I believe it is crucial that we protect the American Dream through education for future generations here in Harris County. I am living proof of the American Dream’s extraordinary promise. I came to Houston and started as a maid and janitor. Now, I have my own law firm and my daughter is an engineering student in college. Without access to a solid education, none of this would have been possible.”

“Given recent policy decisions, now, more than ever, Harris County needs a leader with innovative solutions to repair a broken education system. The American Dream is being challenged. I am running to ensure that children have access to the highest quality education and a chance to live up to their God-given potential.”

About Silvia Mintz
Silvia Mintz was born in Guatemala and immigrated to the United States in 1998. She has called Houston home since and currently practices family and immigration law at her law firm, Plake & Mintz, PLLC. Upon arrival in Houston, Silvia worked as a maid and janitor while learning English. Thereafter, she received her Associates Degree from Houston Community College, her Bachelors degree (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of St. Thomas, and her law degree from South Texas College of Law. Silvia has one daughter, Maria, who is a graduate of Taylor High School in Katy and is currently studying chemical engineering in college. Silvia is a volunteer and board member of various organizations, including the Houston Community College Foundation and Children at Risk. She also volunteers her time as legal counsel for the Christian organization Pastores en Acción and the Mexican Consulate.

Contact:
Fidencio Leija-Chavez Jr.
Direct Line: (832) 582-4072

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