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Julian Alvarez IIIJulian Alvarez III

Commissioner Representing Labor - Texas Workforce Commission

Julian Alvarez III is the commissioner representing labor of the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). Governor Greg Abbott reappointed him to the three-member commission on March 7, 2017. His commission appointment expires Feb. 1, 2023.

The commissioner representing labor represents the interest of Texas workers with respect to TWC services and ensures their concerns are considered in all commission actions.

Prior to his appointment, Alvarez served as president and CEO of the Rio Grande Valley Partnership fostering relationships and coordinating programs to advance regional economic development and employment opportunities. He also served as a Texas regional director for the U.S. Senate and advised on legislative and policy issues related to south Texas. Prior to that, Alvarez served on the South Texas Drug Task Force as a state trooper for the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). After his service with DPS, Alvarez inspired stewardship and leadership as the director of college information for Texas State Technical College in Harlingen.

Alvarez has served on the following boards:

Alvarez earned a Bachelor of Science in secondary education from Texas A&I University in Kingsville. He enjoys refereeing collegiate football in the Southland Conference.