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State Representative District 41

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    Hilda Garza DeShazo (Rep) Retired Educator

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    Bobby Guerra (Dem) Attorney

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    Michael L. Pinkard (Dem) Teacher/Coach

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Biographical Information

Education Bachelor’s- English / Speech -Pan American University Master’s Ed -UTPA
Experience 33 years as public school teacher, coach administrator
Military Service None
List of endorsers Hidalgo County GOP Republican Party of Texas Hispanic Republicans of Texas
Twitter @hildafortexas
Age 64
Education JD Texas Southern University Law School in Houston B.S. degree and a double major in Biology and Chemistry from Pan American University
Experience Bobby has been practicing law for over 32 years; He was selected as a Texas Super Lawyer in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. In 2012, Bobby became the managing partner of Guerra, Leeds, Sabo & Hernandez, P.L.L.C. As a founding member of the firm, Bobby has helped local city governments protect taxpayers, and represented a variety of businesses. In addition, he has practiced in all of the federal and state courts in the Rio Grande Valley and parts of South Texas. In March 2000, Bobby was elected Chairman of the Hidalgo County Democratic Party where he served two terms as Democratic Party Chair. 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. In addition to his active service on the Easter Seal’s Board of Directors, Bobby served as president in 2013-2014. Continuing his dedication to public service, Bobby is proud to serve as State Representative of House District 41, advocating for the people and the community of his home. Elected in 2012, Representative Guerra is serving his third term on the Texas House of Representatives in the 85th Texas Legislature.
List of endorsers National Federation of Independent Business American Federation of Teachers Texas Medical Association Texas Health Care Association
Twitter @RDBobbyGuerra
Age 39
Education BS in Criminal Justice/ English Minor, certified First Responder and Emergency Care Attendant, and a certified Juvenile Correctional Officer.
Experience I have no experience in politics, but I have been a leader in the realm of public service for Diistrict 41 for the past 15 years. I also am part of the current class in the Leadership McAllen Organization, Class 37.
Military Service Unable due to injury
List of endorsers Attorney Robert Alvarado, Retired DPS Lieutenant and Marine Veteran Santiago Robles (PR), Educator John Villegas, Educator Leticia Robles, District 41 Active Parent Mrs. Laura Weaver, Professor Mark Genovese, and Dr. Robert Genovese
Twitter @MikePinkardJr