Commissioner, Margaret Gómez
Precinct Four

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Margaret Gómez is a product of the Austin Independent School District, having attended Becker Elementary, Fulmore Junior High and graduated from William B. Travis High School.

She has labored for the Austin community on issues ranging from the South Texas Nuclear Power Plant to the Save Our Springs Initiative as well as many other community infrastructure needs. For more than 25 years, she has been politically active. Her work on various campaigns has run the gamut from Austin City Council, local Democratic Party races and presidential races. Margaret has served on the City of Austin Campaign Reform Task Force and twice on the City of Austin Charter Revision Committee. Margaret is a graduate of the City of Austin Citizens Police Academy.

Margaret was elected constable in 1980 against a 14-year incumbent. She was re-elected in 1984 and 1988 with 60% and 62% of the vote, respectively. In 1991, she was elected to another term as constable, receiving 75% of the vote. She resigned from her post in the fall of 1993 to successfully seek the office of county commissioner for Precinct Four. On January 1, 1995, Travis County Commissioner Margaret Gómez was sworn into office and is the first Mexican-American woman to ever serve in this capacity in Travis County.

Margaret has received numerous awards including “Woman of the Year,” by the Texas Women’s Political Caucus, (1980); “Outstanding Hispanic Woman,” from LULAC, (1993); has twice been named “Fund Raiser of the Year,” by the East Austin Optimist Club. She is actively involved throughout her community in promoting the importance of education. She volunteered with “Reading is Fundamental,” (RIF) for several years and has participated in career day events at several elementary and junior high schools. The Villager named Commissioner Gómez one of their “2001 Living Legends”. Margaret is a summa cum laude graduate from St. Edward’s University. In December, 2004, Commissioner Gómez received her Master’s in Liberal Arts from St. Edward’s University, with a 4.0 GPA.

In her capacity as County Commissioner, Margaret is currently actively involved in the following boards, committees, and Commissioners Court subcommittees:

  • Capital Area Rural Transit System (CARTS)
  • Travis County Administrative Operations Subcommittee
  • Planning and Budget Oversight Subcommittee
  • Conference of Urban Counties (CUC), Executive Board Member, 2001 to present
  • Texas Hispanic County Judges and Commissioners Association, President 2002-2003
  • Outstanding Latina Leader, 2001-Avance Austin
  • Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from St. Edward’s University, 2009

Commissioner Gómez is the elected official representing the residents of Precinct Four in Travis County.

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Street Address:
700 Lavaca, Suite 1510
Austin, TX 78701 (Map)

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1748
Austin, TX 78767

Phone: (512) 854-9444

Fax: (512) 854-4886

Precinct Four Commissioner
Margaret Gómez
(512) 854-9444

Senior Executive Assistant
David Salazar
(512) 854-9280

Executive Assistant
Norma Guerra
(512) 854-9144

Executive Assistant
Carley Arnold
(512) 854-9444