Former Representative / San Antonio, TX
Pro-Growth Progressive Idea: Help low income families save for the future by expanding volunteer-led tax prep centers and requiring state agencies to inform families about the Earned Income Tax Credit.
Mike Villarreal served seven terms at the State Capitol, advancing a public agenda that invests in education, values work and aspiration, and ensures that government is accountable to citizens. He was Representative from 2003 to 2015. He served as the Chair of the House Committee on Investments and Financial Services, a member of the House Committee on Public Education and was named to the Joint Select Oversight Committee on Higher Education Governance, Excellence, and Transparency. His legislative accomplishments include securing a funding expansion for financial aid for college students, establishing state oversight over tax refund anticipation loans, and authorizing an innovative clean energy financing program.
Mike’s professional background is in finance and he holds a degree in economics. Most recently, he directed the San Antonio office for Public Financial Management, the nation’s leading public finance advisory firm.