Miguel Levario believes a strong and capable leader needs to be present, available, and welcoming of the diverse ideas and concerns of the men and women of District 19. He believes in fact-based and evidence-driven policy that can better address the needs of the district. Miguel strongly believes in service to others and that every leader should be held accountable and transparent when echoing the voices of District 19.
Miguel was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. He left home to pursue his education at the University of Notre Dame and Stanford University. He finished his PhD in History at the University of Texas in Austin before taking a position in 2007 as a professor at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.
He has always been a determined activist, serving as a faculty adviser for the Tech Student Democrats, working with the 2012 and 2013 LULAC Youth Summit and was a panelist at the 2016 Lubbock Regional Latino Policy Summit.
But with the current state of affairs in Washington and the tone-deaf response constituents are receiving from their current representation, Miguel recognizes the time to stand up is now.
While battles about bathrooms and border walls continue, the livelihood of farmers and their workers are being threatened by moneyed interests, our children’s public education is on the chopping block and our clean energy resources, which are poised to create tens of thousands of jobs in our region, are being stifled.