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Small business owner , state senator

Judith Zaffirini, American state legislator. Recipient Outstanding Women award, Texas Mexico American Political Caucus, Texas Herione & Friend of Business award, Texas Chamber of Commerce, Merit award, Jose Maria Morelos y Pavon, 1987, award, Children's Trust Fund Texas, 1996, Texas for a Day award, Office of Governor, 1997.


Zaffirini, Judith was born on February 13, 1946 in Laredo, Texas, United States. Daughter of George and Nieves Mogas Pappas.


Attended, University Houston. Attended, Laredo Junior College. Bachelor of Science, University Texas, Austin.

Master of Arts, University Texas, Austin. Doctor of Philosophy, University Texas, Austin.


Committeewoman, Texas State Democratic Executive Committee, 1978-1984; member, Texas State Senate, since 1987; president pro tempore, Texas State Senate, 1997; chair health and human services committee, Texas State Senate owner, Zaffirini Communications, since 1998. Delegate Democratic National Convention, 1980, 84.


Former member Democratic National Committee. Delegate Democratic National Convention, 1980, 1984. Secretary, convention delegate Webb County Democratic Committee, since 1976.

Vice chairwoman Texas State Democratic Committee, 1984—1986. Member of Texas Press Women (Achievement award), National Federation Press Women, Texas Public Relations Association, National Council Community Relations, Association Education Journal, International Communications Association, Texas Philosophical Society, Phi Kappa Phi.


Married Carlos Zaffirini, 1965. 1 child, Carlos Junior.

George Pappas

Nieves Pappas

Carlos Zaffirini

Carlos Junior Zaffirini