Congresswoman Monica De La Cruz is the first Latina and Republican to represent Texas’ 15th congressional district. She is a champion for the American Dream, border security, and seniors’ benefits. Monica was raised by a single mother in Brownsville. She earned a business degree from UT San Antonio and studied Spanish at La Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Prior to her election to the U.S. House in 2022, Monica ran several successful small businesses in the Rio Grande Valley. She lives in Edinburg, Texas with her two children.