1940 – Born in Edcouch, Texas on the 20th of August.
1974 – He was elected to the Texas State Board of Education, serving for 20 years.
1996 – Running for Congress, Hinojosa defeated Republican Tom Haughey with 62% of the vote.
1997 – Representative from Texas.
1998 – He defeated Haughey again, winning 59% of the vote.
2000 – He took 89% of the vote, facing only independent Frank L. Jones III.
2002 – He was elected once again after running unopposed.
2004 – Congressman Hinojosa faced Republican Michael Thamm in the redrawn district 15 and defeated the former major, winning with 59 percent of the vote.
2006 – Mid-Term election he faced both Paul Haring and Eddie Zamora, both republicans.
– Congressman Hinojosa serves on the Committee on Education and the Workforce, the Committee on Financial Services, and the Committee on Resources.