Meet The Candidate
About Conchita Reyes
Conchita Reyes was born and raised in Houston, Texas where she is a proud graduate of MacArthur High School. She attended the University of Houston – Downtown where she graduated with a Business Administration degree in Computer Information Systems. Conchita paid her own way through college by working for the Houston City Controller and now Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia. As a result, she was given the distinct honor of 100 team members of the Advance of the White House under the Clinton – Gore administration. Prior to building her own firm, Conchita was a fiscal administrator for the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Mir Fox & Rodriguez P.C. CPA Firm.
Conchita Reyes has over 20 years of experience in accounting and small business development. She now owns and operates a financial and consulting group, helping businesses with accounting and tax planning. She specializes in governmental accounting, fraud, sales tax, and insurance audits.
Conchita has served her community in many ways, staying active on many non-profit boards like La Rosa Family Services, Tejano Center, Memorial Park Conservancy, Latin Women’s Initiative, Morales Memorial Foundation, American Jewish Committee for Community of Conscience, and Rebuilding Together Houston. She also serves as the liaison for the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council 19 – Johnny Mata and LULAC Council 60, one of the oldest councils in Houston. She is a graduate of leadership programs including the Latino Texas PAC Candidate Leadership Program, Leadership ISD Class III, American Jewish Committee (AJC) Emerging Latino Leaders, and American Leadership Forum (ALF) Class L.
Conchita enjoys educating and empowering young Latina entrepreneurs, start-up businesses, and non-profits. She is the proud mother of 3 wonderful children: Alec (20) who is serving in the U.S. Navy, Andres (17) is a Senior in high school, and Alina (11) who is a 6th Grader at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic School.
Conchita is currently running for Houston City Council At-Large Position 1, where she hopes to become the second Latina to ever hold that position. To find out more about Conchita and the November 7, 2023 election, please visit www.VoteConchitaReyes.com.
Guzman Family Legacy
My grandfather, Juan Guzman, with his siblings before the Repatriation Act where over 2 million Mexicans and US citizens were deported. My great-grandparents origins came from the Purepecha tribe in Mexico.
The Templo de Sta. Maria Magdalena in Cuitzeo, Michoacan, MEX, where my grandparents were married. The church was built in the 1500s.
My grandfather sent for my grandmother, Lupe Guzman, and his 3 children from Mexico. Photo of my mom, Concepcion, Aunt Eva, and Uncle Francisco
My grandparents in Kashmere Gardens with my Aunt Samia.
The Guzman family with 9 children. Luis, Frank, Lupe, Connie, Samia, Gracie, Eva, Cruz, and Johnny
Gracie Saenz's Life of Public Service
My Aunt Gracie Saenz runs for Houston City Council At-Large Position #1, making her the first Latina to hold an At-Large position.
Gracie was appointed Mayor Pro-Tem by Mayor Bob Lanier, making her the first Latina to be Mayor Pro-Tem.
Gracie Saenz campaign for Mayor, who was Houston City Council At-Large #1 and Mayor Pro-Tem
Gracie advocated for education, justice, international development, and public services
Mural of Gracie at Yolanda Black Navarro Middle School
My Aunt Gracie and Uncle Eloy flew from Germany to baptism me in Houston at Resurrection Catholic Church. Gracie and Eloy had to travel home on a cargo plane home.
Family photo of growing up in the Aldine ISD area.
Dancing with Bolivar
As part of the Ambassadors International Ballet Folklorico, my dancing partner was Bolivar Fraga
I participated in the Pan-American Pageant representing the State of Michocan, Mexico. In attendance with my best friend Diane Anzaldua
Nominated for Latina on Top
Supporting Moms Demand Action. I am now a recipient of their Gun Sense Candidate.