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.
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