Bobby Guerra – HD41

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R.D. “Bobby” Guerra was born in Edinburg, Texas in 1953. His family, both paternal and maternal, have been South Texas ranchers who helped settle the Valley in the mid 1700′s. In 1977, Bobby earned his bachelor of science degree upon graduating from Pan American University with a double major in Biology and Chemistry. For several years, he was a television news reporter and anchor at the ABC affiliate KRGV-TV Channel 5. Tracking down the headline stories, Bobby was known for bringing serious attention to the challenges that faced the Valley.
In 1979, Leslie Yoder accepted his proposal for marriage. With a desire to start a family, Bobby made a career change graduating from Texas Southern University Law School in Houston with cum laude honors. He was admitted to the bar in 1985 and is licensed to practice in Texas and the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Texas. Upon graduation from law school, Bobby practiced with the law firm of Peña, McDonald, Prestia & Ibanez in Edinburg, Texas. In 1986, he joined the McAllen law firm of Ewers & Toothaker and became partner after only 3 1/2 years. In August 1991, Bobby left the firm to begin a practice of his own: Guerra, Leeds, Sabo & Hernandez, PLLC. As a founding member of the firm, Bobby helped local city governments protect taxpayers and represented a variety of businesses, from banks to hospitals, as well as the Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan. Bobby has practiced in all of the state courts in the Rio Grande Valley and parts of South Texas.
Bobby served for several years as Director of the Hidalgo County Bar Association and was elected HCBA President for the 1993-94 terms. He is currently a member of the American Bar Association and State Bar of Texas. He is also a Texas Bar Foundation Life Fellow. Bobby was elected by his peers and served as State Bar Director for District 12 from 1996 to 1999. His district encompassed 17 counties in and around the South Texas area. He was selected as a Texas Super Lawyer in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. In March of 2000, Bobby was elected Chairman of the Hidalgo County Democratic Party where he served two terms. He has also served on the board of directors of the University of Texas-Pan American Alumni Association and was elected president of the board in 2003. He is currently serving as President Elect on the Easter Seal’s Board of Directors.
Continuing his dedication to public service, Bobby is proud to serve as Representative of House District 41, advocating for the people and the community of his home. After a successful special election, Bobby took the official oath of office swearing to uphold the Constitution of Texas and of the United States of America in November of 2012. He is currently serving on the House Committee on Border & Intergovernmental Affairs as well as the House Committee on Public Health.

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