Sonia has dedicated her life to public service. She is a lifelong resident of the Eastex Jensen area and a product of Houston public schools. Sonia graduated from South Texas College of Law, The University of Texas at Austin and Houston's High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (now High School for Law and Justice). Sonia serves as the in-house labor attorney for the Houston Federation of Teachers, the largest union for teachers in the Houston area. Prior to this, Sonia served as Chief of Staff and District Director to State Representative Ana Hernandez.
Sonia is active in the Eastex Jensen Super Neighborhood Council and is a member of the Farias Early Childhood Center PTO. For over a decade, she has been the volunteer Project Administrator for the National Hispanic Institute’s youth leadership program providing leadership training to hundreds of young Houstonians. Sonia is married to Emmanuel Gonzalez and together they have a daughter, who is their pride and joy.
Sonia is running to bring competence and compassion to the Justice of the Peace Court. She will bring her community and legal experience to help bring resources to the courtroom in order to ensure everyone gets a fair shot.