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Aida Arcelia Alvera
2nd Governor of the Sunbelt
In Office:
2013 - 2016
Lieutenant Governor(s): Unknown
Preceded by Rick Hernandez
Succeeded by Kyle Baccei
Senator from Texas
In Office:
2007 - 2012
Served alongside: Watters, Miller
Preceded by Kay Bailey Hutchison
Succeeded by Kyle Van Horn
Born

2 July, 1977
San Antonio, TX
Political Party Republican
Spouse Terry Hughes
Religion Nondenominational Christian


Aida Arcelia Alvera-Hughes (born 2 January 1977), often referred to as A.A. Alvera or Trip Aces, was a former Republican Governor of the Sunbelt and Senator from Texas. She has officially filed as a candidate for the Republican Party's nomination in the 2020 presidential election, having previously run for President in 2016.

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Biography

Born to a half-Mexican man and an Israeli-Jewish woman in San Antonio, Aida was a gifted child whose talents ran towards problem solving and mathematics. Upon graduation from the San Antonio public school district, Aida went to Texas A&M where she earned a Bachelors' degree in Political Science. She continued her studies at Stanford, earning a Masters' degree in Political Science, and a Bachelors' in Economics. Aida then attended Harvard, where at the age of 27 she received a Ph. D. in Political Science with an emphasis on international politics and a law degree. She returned to Texas to stand for a city council election, which she won. She served one term before being elected to the Texas state legislature.

Congressional Career

Senator Alvera is known for being a strong and oftentimes sarcastic voice in the U.S. Senate. She has served as a member of the Senate Judiciary committee, where her strong pro-life, pro-parents' rights stance earned the ire of the Democrats and NEP on the Committee. During the 112th Congress, Alvera was appointed to chair the Foreign Relations, Intelligence & Defense Committee, where she had barely put her name plate on the desk when Roland Scott betrayed the GOP and turned independent caucusing with the Democrats. After that, she served as Ranking Member on FRID until the Democrats were once again ousted from power in late 2011. She is once again the current chair of the FRID Committee.

Gubernatorial Race

Aida Alvera ran for Sunbelt Governor in 2016 against Simon Morales after Colonel Ferguson dropped out of the race. Due to a large funding advantage and name recognition, Senator Alvera defeated Morales to succeed Rick Hernandez as Governor of the Sunbelt.

    OVERALL
    -Dem: Morales 93.81%, Alvera 5.96%, turnout 39.62%
    -Indy: Morales 48.72%, Alvera 51.03%, turnout 47.99%
    -GOP: Morales 9.46%, Alvera 90.41%, turnout 58.84%
    Final
    -Morales: 4,148,240 (41.04%)
    -Alvera: 5,940,349 (58.77%)
    -None of the above: 18,501 (0.18%)
    49.79% turnout

Personal Life

Senator Alvera is engaged to wed Senator Terry Hughes, although there has been no date set for the nuptials.

Education

  • B.S. Economics, Texas A&M, 2000
  • M.S. Political Science, Texas A&M, 2002
  • Ph. D. Political Science, Harvard, 2004

Occupations

  • City Councilor, San Antonio, Texas
  • Sunbelt Regional Legislator
  • Senior Senator from Texas
  • Governor of the Sunbelt

Political Experience

  • San Antonio City Councilor, 2004 - 2005
  • Sunbelt Regional Legislator 2005 - 2006
  • Senator, United States Senate 2007 - 2012
  • Governor, Sunbelt Region 2013 - 2016
Preceded by
Kay Bailey Hutchison
Senator from Texas
2007 - 2012
Served alongside: Watters, Miller
Succeeded by
Kyle Van Horn
Preceded by
Rick Hernandez
Governor of the Sunbelt
Lieutenant Governor(s): Unknown

2013 - 2016
Succeeded by
Kyle Baccei


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