"Do not judge a candidate over the course of a campaign. Judge us over a history of public service."

- Jonathan Gracia


I Need Your Vote Again

Candidate For State Representative
District 38 – Brownsville


Justice of the Peace

Precinct 2, Place 2 – Brownsville
2015 to Present


Asst. District Attorney

Cameron County DA’s Office
2008 – 2015


Special Projects Director

Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz – 2004
Legislative Assistant/ Special Projects


EDC Director

City of Port Isabel – 2000
Economic Development Corporation



Since Elected As J.P.,
I have Donated Over $80,000 Of My Salary To
Non-Profit Organizations, Scholarships And To Veterans In Brownsville

Valley AIDS Council

Fighting For Our Heroes

Communities In Schools

Loaves & Fishes

Elect A Public Servant, Not A Politician!

A public servant leads by example and takes action to represent all, especially those in need.  They give back expecting nothing in return.  During the last two years we fought together against a global pandemic that brought unprecedented challenges.  I made sure to stand with you and your families when you needed it most.  As we continue the fight together for a better quality of life in South Texas, I humbly ask for your vote again. Elect a public servant, not a politician for State Representative District 38 – Brownsville. 



Beginning in September 2020,
I have served over 3,000 meals in Brownsville

The Gracia Family

Meet Jonathan.

As a husband and father, I have a new perspective every day.  As other parents do, I want my child to grow up in a safe environment with access to a good education and good healthcare. I will stand strong for your families and your children.

My experience as a public servant over the last 20 years allows me to stand before you as your candidate for State Representative of House District 38.  I am the son of Robert Gracia and Margaret Lyne. My parents have instilled upon me the value of hard work, perseverance, and education. Those lessons have led to my success as a son, student, citizen, and business owner in Brownsville. I have dedicated my career to help my community. My professional experience has allowed me to work for government agencies at the city, county, and national level. 


The University of Texas School of Law – Austin, TX
Doctor of Jurisprudence – December 2006

  • Editor-in-Chief – Texas Hispanic Journal of Law & Policy

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Chapel Hill, NC
Bachelor of Arts in Economics – May 2000
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science – May 2000


The University of Texas at Brownsville – Brownsville, TX
Certified Public Manager – Institute of Public Service – November 2010


  • Admitted to the United States District Court for the Southern District Of Texas – 2011
  • Admitted to Texas Bar – 2008

Professional Organizations

  • Cameron County Bar Association – Member – 2008 – Present
  • Brownsville Convention & Visitors Bureau – 2013 – Present
  • Brownsville Public Improvement District Committee – Former Chairman – 2010 – 2011
  • Council on Legal Education Opportunity – Former Fellow – 2004


Focusing On District 38

There are many issues and challenges that are important to District 38.  They all need to be reviewed carefully to determine the best path forward.  Below are some of the most important ones on my immediate radar.

Public Schools

Increasing teacher, counselor, and staff pay, workforce development & technical training, and taking care of retired educators with a 13th check.


Enhancing emergency management and response to be better prepared for any future epidemic. Helping small business owners recover from damages & losses.

Economic Development

Investing in programs to create high paying opportunities and incentivizing entrepreneurs and small business owners to help fuel the local economy.


Increasing transparency in healthcare. Reducing the cost of prescription drugs and expanding access to Medicaid.


Increasing work force training and mental health services for veterans.


Working towards procuring important funding for much needed improvements to drainage and road infrastructure. 

Special Needs

Continuing the progress on accessibility to services and sporting opportunities for children and adults with special needs.

Equality For All

Ensuring everyone has access to their constitutional right to vote and increasing resources for LGBTQ communities. 

Reliable Energy

Ensuring access to sufficient and reliable power generation for all Texans, especially the Rio Grande Valley.

Important Dates To Remember:

  • Early voting: February 14, 2022 through February 25, 2022
  • Election Day:  March Democratic Primary — March 1, 2022

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