Episode 20: State Rep. Diego Bernal (D-San Antonio)


Today's BG Podcast features a conversation with State Rep. Diego Bernal (D-San Antonio) on the upcoming Texas legislative session, in particular brewing battles around local control, one being municipal paid sick leave ordinances.

This discussion was recorded on September 24, 2018.


Rep. Diego Bernal was born in South Texas and raised in San Antonio. After graduating from Jefferson High School, he attended the University of Michigan, where he earned his undergraduate degree, Master's in Social Work, and law degree. After graduating from law school, he returned to San Antonio permanently as a MALDEF staff attorney.

He was elected to the San Antonio City Council representing District 1 in 2011. Representative Bernal was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in February 2015. He represents District 123, home to downtown and north central San Antonio, parts of the city's west side, along with the City of Castle Hills.

He currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Public Education and also sits on the House Committee on Urban Affairs, and the House Committee on House Administration.

Twitter: @DiegoBernalTX

Instagram: @DiegoBernalTX

Facebook: Diego Bernal


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