is District 3 member on the Texas State Board of Education. A Democrat, Perez was elected to her office in November 2012 and became the youngest Hispanic to hold a State Board of Education seat nationwide. District 3 stretches from San Antonio to the Rio Grande Valley.
The Rio Grande Guardian was the first online newspaper to launch on the South Texas border, starting out in July, 2005. It is still the market leader, setting the pace and breaking news often before traditional media outlets.