Mayra Farret stands as a symbol of giving to the Latino community in San Antonio. When she’s not starring in Bravo’s hit series Texicanas, Mayra is mixing her love of fashion with her desire to give back to others. She intertwines fashion and philanthropy by hosting runway fundraising events, featuring pieces from Mexican fashion designers, focusing her efforts on organizations that aim to prevent domestic violence. Put simply, Mayra is giving fashion a cause.
Jennifer Peña is currently running for a seat on the bench in the 290th District Court of Bexar County. As a former juvenile detention officer, Peña advocates for proper rehabilitative justice, allowing non-violent, juvenile offenders to receive a second chance from the court. It was because of this experience that Peña chose to run for office. She hopes to transform the way her community views non-violent offenders, believing that 290th District Court does not currently make a positive impact on its constituents, stating “we could do better; the criminal justice system could do better.” This isn’t the first time Peña has approached this issue; she ran for the same seat on the bench four years ago but was unsuccessful. Now she has come back, fighting harder than ever for the same purpose: giving folks a second chance.