|Name Gonzalo Barrientos|
Gonzalo Barrientos, Jr. (born 20 July 1941) is a former Democratic member of the Texas Senate representing the 14th District from 1985 to 2007. He was also a member of the Texas House of Representatives from Austin from 1975 to 1985.
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Election history of Barrientos from 1992.
In 1994, State Senator Gonzalo Barrientos, William Hale (then executive director of the Texas Commission on Human Rights), and Josephine Segura (then director of administration of the Texas Commission on Human Rights) were sued by John Thomas Serrato, an employee of the Texas Commission on Human Rights, for wrongful termination based on civil rights violations. Mr. Barrientos was accused of conspiring with Mr. Hale & Ms. Segura to terminate Mr. Serrato for comments Mr. Serrato made critical of Senator Barrientos in a letter to the editor of the Austin Chronicle. Senator Barrientos was dismissed from the lawsuit, but Mr. Serrato won a jury verdict for damages against the Commission in 1996.
In November 2001, Barrientos was arrested and charged with DWI, a class B misdemeanor in Texas. He later pleaded no contest, paid a fine, did community service and had his license suspended.