Why Rita

A history of advocacy and understanding how our Legislature is failing Texans.

  • Board Member, Texas Civil Rights Project
  • Former Board Chair, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast
  • Former Board Member, Houston Area Women's Center
  • State Bar of Texas, Women in the Law Committee
  • Former Board Chair, Texas Women Lawyers
  • Former Board Member, Avance Houston

Rita won't be a lap-dog to Dan Patrick or others pushing a political agenda.

Texas raised, Rita knows the difference between right and wrong and will stand up to bullies and extremism in Austin.

About Rita Lucido

Rita Lucido

Rita Lucido believes that Texas can be even better. That we can provide a better education for our children and that we can build infrastructure to protect our homes and communities.

A no-nonsense family law attorney of 30 years, Rita has spent a career solving problems that appear to be insurmountable. She prides herself on helping her clients through the most difficult times with efficient, commonsense solutions.

Rita’s commitment to intelligent governance, solving problems and ensuring equality of opportunity extends beyond the courthouse. As a community volunteer, Rita has raised money and served in volunteer leadership roles for organizations ranging from the Houston Area Women’s Center, Texas Civil Rights Project, AVANCE Support and Education Program-Houston, DiverseWorks, and Planned Parenthood.

As the rains from Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, Rita was among the first volunteers to show up at the shelter at the George R. Brown Convention Center on the morning of August 28th. The administration of the shelter at GRB was a beautiful example of community cooperation and Rita was proud to be asked to work with the Mayor's office at the shelter coordinating legal services. Rita's efforts were recognized by the Houston Bar Association. You can read about Rita's work at the shelter here and in The Houston Lawyer.

Rita is an American Leadership Forum Fellow Class XLII.

She has been honored by both Houston Area Women’s Center and Planned Parenthood for her exceptional involvement and volunteer dedication.

Rita Lucido

As the first member of her immediate family to graduate from college and the grandchild of Italian immigrants, Rita understands the importance of education in achieving the American Dream. Growing up in Dallas, Rita attended Catholic schools, graduated from the Ursuline Academy, and went on to get her BA from Trinity University in San Antonio. Rita earned her law degree from the University of Houston in 1982 and has called Houston home ever since. Rita is married to Phillip Costa, and has one step-daughter, Leigh Costa.

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  • published this page 2018-02-02 19:21:22 -0600