About the County Clerk
Dyana Limon-Mercado is the newly elected County Clerk. Dyana’s professional experience includes working as the executive director of Planned Parenthood Texas Votes. She has served on numerous boards of directors and commissions for causes that work to advance race equity and gender equity, including the Equity Advisory Committee for Austin ISD, City of Austin Commission for Women, and the YWCA Greater Austin. She was elected as the Travis County Democratic Party Chair from 2018 to 2020, the first Hispanic person to do so, and ran one of the most successful and inclusive coordinated campaigns in the county party’s history. Dyana’s close relationship with women’s issues, health care and racial equity comes from her personal experience as a mother, Latina, community advocate, grassroots organizer and leader. She earned an associate degree from Austin Community College in 2003, a bachelor's degree from Texas State University in 2005, and a graduate degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2008.