COMMUNITY ORGANIZER CAMPAIGN STRATEGIST
Fidel Acevedo has been an Austin, Travis County resident since 1969. Fidel has been married for 47 years to Maria Acevedo. They have three adult children and six grandchildren. Fidel was born in Levelland and raised in New Braunfels, Texas.
This native Texan also served five years active duty in the United States Army, during the Vietnam era as a combat medic. Fidel served 15 years in the Texas Army National Guard, retiring as Sergeant First Class. While in the army, Fidel was an instructor for basic first aid classes and he was also in charge of running the dispensary.
Between 1966 and 1968, Fidel worked for Boeing in Seattle, WA, and in 1969, he started a career with IBM and retired 28 years later as a Facility Engineering Installation Coordinator.
As a grassroots activist Fidel specializes in:
Fidel is a longtime advocate for quality living standards and responsive political representation for the citizens of Austin and Travis County. Fidel, also known as "Ace", has been a political activist since 1970.
He has worked with national, state and local campaigns, for various candidates, serving as campaign manager, treasurer, GOTV and field operations director.
He has actively participated in numerous grassroots campaigns related to state and local level issues. His dedication to the citizens of Austin and Travis County earned him the position of Election Judge for 10 years and as Precinct Chair more than 10 years.
Ace's commitment to the needs of the people and the importance of responsive government has also earned him a position as county delegate for the Travis County Democratic Convention and as a state delegate to the 1996 through 2016 Texas State Democratic Convention. He also attended the 2004 Democratic National Convention held Boston.
In 2006 and 2008, he was a member of State Executive Committee 2006.
Fidel is a Co-Chair for the Progressive Hispanic Delegation (PHD's) at the State Convention 2004 to 2008 through 2016. Fidel has also served as co-Chair for Senatorial District 14.
In 2012, Fidel spearheaded the formation of the Hispanic Latino Mexican American (HLMA) Caucus, a group comprised of Hispanic community leaders, to bring awareness to the serious lack of Hispanic representation in elected office and the Texas Democratic Party's failure to confront this issue. A series of meetings by the Pan Dulce Y Cafe Networking meeting brought together these leaders to discuss this lack and propose resolutions.
Fidel and his small staff and partners work tirelessly to promote voter engagement, participation and education and to maintain integrity in the election process.
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