Sen. Judith Zaffirini (D)

Last modified on: 11-09-2022 19:59:36

TX Senator
(Texas Senate)

Entered Office: 01-1987 Term Ends: 01-2027 District: 21

General Information

Profession: Communications Specialist & Former Educator Home Town: Laredo Birthdate: 02-13-1946 Spouse: Carlos

Personal Information

BS, MA, Ph.D.-University of Texas at Austin

Dean of the Senate 1/1/2024. Zaffirini is the first woman to serve as Dean.

Senator Judith Zaffirini (D-Laredo) is an award-winning communication specialist who represents the 21st Senatorial District, which stretches from the Rio Grande to the Colorado River, the Port of Corpus Christi and the Valley. The first Mexican American woman elected to the Texas Senate, she is the second highest-ranking senator and the highest-ranking woman and Hispanic senator.

Ex Officio Member of the Texas Access to Justice Commission

Office Information

Dist. 21 - Bexar (1%), Caldwell, Dimmit, Duval, Guadalupe (13%), Hays (69%), Jim Hogg, Karnes, La Salle, Live Oak, McMullen, Starr, Travis (16%), Webb, Wilson, Zapata


Natural Resources & Economic Development-VC; Business & Commerce; Finance; Redistricting-Special; State Affairs

Contact and Phone Numbers

Capitol Office:
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0121
Capitol Fax: (512) 475-3738
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1407 Washington Street
Laredo, TX 78040-4411
(956) 722-2293
(956) 722-8586


Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Chief of Staff Jorge Ramirez (512) 463-0121
Director of Administrative Services Iris Guerrero (512) 463-0121
Communication and Administrative Aide Peyton Strauss (512) 463-0121

Other Offices Held

Senator (Judicial Council, Texas)