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I am Sonia Rivera and I am running for Houston City Council District H because I am passionate about giving people a voice in our city and making sure our city is a place where everyone can live, work, and play.  Our city needs an experienced and committed leader. I'm a proud Houstonian who has dedicated my life to public service. For the past 2 decades, I have been devoted to making meaningful changes in the Houston community. I have the knowledge and expertise to continue to make a positive impact in Houston. I'm committed to listening to the people of Houston and working together to create a better future and am dedicated to finding solutions to the issues that Houston faces.

My platform is solution focused.  I believe in creating a strong and vibrant economy that works for everyone, regardless of their background. I understand the complexities of the city and I'm willing to listen to the needs of its residents. I will work to create a higher quality of life for all of Houston's citizens, through initiatives that focus on improving our infrastructure, tackling crime, providing support for small businesses, and spurring economic growth.

Houston is only as strong as its leadership; the people of Houston deserve representation that can address Houston’s challenges head-on. As your City Council representative, I will work to ensure that everyone in our city has a voice and is heard. I am committed to making sure that Houston is a city that works for everyone, not just the few. I hope you'll join me in this movement to make Houston the best it can be.


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Experience Matters

Sonia brings over 25 years of "Boots on the "Ground" experience including

  • Entrepreneur

  • Owned and operated a for-profit and non-profit, Genesis Consulting, and YGC Inc, respectively.

  • Public Policy Advocacy in the 87 and 88 Legislative Session

  • Community Reinvestment Projects - Mesa Gardens Multi-Family Housing Development

  • Working with our local and state elected officials.

  • Collaborated with City of Houston Departments and Operations including the Office of Business Opportunity

  • Worked with FEMA Public Assistance Programs after the Harvey Flooding

  • Collaborating with Law Enforcement Projects

  • Managed Million Dollar Community Development Block Grants, and State/Federal Funding Standards.

  • Facilitated Small Business Forums bridging the gap between Small Businesses and Procurement opportunities.

  • Implemented Civic Engagement and Educational Forums for diverse communities.

  • Implemented Strategic Partnerships with the City of Houston, the International Trade Development Council, and Houston Area Chambers of Commerce.

Volunteer Committees, Community Involvement and Accolades

  • National Hispanic Professional Organization (NHPO) – 2004 to 2018

  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund 2015-2018- Houston Advisory Board

  • Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce 2015-2017

  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo – 2012-Present

  • Talento Bilingue Cultural Arts and Education Center – 2012-2016

  • Hispanic Women in Leadership 2009-2010 Scholarship Director/Mentor

  • Recognized by White House Hispanic Excellence in Education for Arts in Education Model Program

  • Named A Top 30 Influential Woman in 2016

  • Received Community Service Awards from the National Hispanic Professional Organization, BMW, and FUNADEC

  • Served on the Marketing Committee for Superbowl LI

Community Activism 
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