Director of Economic Opportunity
Jaime Puente, Director of Economic Opportunity

Jaime Puente oversees Every Texan’s work on education, workforce development and job quality. Before joining Every Texan, Jaime served three sessions as Legislative Director for two members of the Texas House of Representatives, Dr. Alma Allen and Rep. Ann Johnson. He also served for one review cycle at the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission where he worked on the reports for the Department of Licensing and Regulation as well as the Commission on Jail Standards. Jaime, a proud Houstonian, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and History from the University of Houston-Downtown and a Master of Arts degree at the Center for Mexican American Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. His Master’s thesis used the history of Juarez Lincoln University in Austin, Texas, to discuss the contested implementation of War on Poverty programs established by the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. 

Jaime's Recent Work

Policy Areas
  • K-12 Education
  • Immigration
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