Celina Montoya

Celina Montoya

Texas House District 121, TX

2018 Endorsement

Celina is running for the Texas State Legislature to serve as a Representative for District 121.

Celina is a strong community leader with a commitment to real solutions for our public schools, real business experience, and a successful track-record in nonprofit, for profit, and governmental work. Celina's leadership in the community as President of the Junior League of San Antonio, on the board of Landa Gardens Conservancy, as Chair of the San Antonio Area Foundation Women and Girl's Development Fund, and a number of other community organizations and nonprofits demonstrates her commitment to the community at local levels.

Celina worked her way through college and graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Journalism. After years reporting for Texas Public Radio, Celina left to start one of San Antonio's most successful educational nonprofits, Literacy San Antonio, and established their Signature programs, SAReads.

As part of a small-business family, Celina has had a number of roles from sales manager to trainer, and is currently the Vice President of Community and Government Relations at Alamo Fireworks, the oldest and largest family-owned fireworks company in the state. She has developed ties to the business community and amassed a deep understanding of the issues that business owners face. She has spearheaded negotiations on behalf of the Texas Fireworks Industry with state and local governments to develop legislation that ensures the rights of small businesses and landowners. She understands the challenges associated with small business ownership and the importance of investing in long-term, strategic growth.