Ruben Hinojosa (born August 20, 1940), American politician, has been the Democratic representative for the Texas 15th congressional district (map) in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1997.
Prior to serving in Congress, Congressman Hinojosa earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin and his MBA from the University of Texas-Pan American. He served as president of his family's food processing company. In 1974 he was elected to the Texas State Board of Education, serving for 20 years.
Running for Congress in 1996, Hinojosa defeated Republican Tom Haughey with 62f the vote. He defeated Haughey again in 1998, winning 59f the vote. In 2000 he took 89f the vote, facing only independent Frank L. Jones III. Finally in 2002 he was elected once again after running unopposed.
Congressman Hinojosa serves on the Committee on Education and the Workforce, the Committee on Financial Services, and the Committee on Resources.