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Bobby Guerra has fought in Austin to bring projects to our area that will benefit people’s lives for generations. Guerra co-authored legislation that brought the new medical school to McAllen, so Rio Grande Valley residents have advanced learning opportunities. The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley connects Cameron and Hidalgo County; this institution provides more jobs and educational opportunities for our children and families; transform the Rio Grande Valley’s education system, provide new research institutions, and be home to a first-class medical school.
District 41 is one of the most productive gateways to commerce with Mexico. Every day, hundreds of millions of dollars worth of commerce travel across our bridges, roads and highways. Yet the state is woefully behind in keeping up with the infrastructure needs for a growing population — and as one of the fastest growing areas it’s time we get our fair share. During the 83rd, Bobby co-authored House Bill 474 relating to an optional procedure for the issuance of a permit by a certain regional mobility authority for the movement of oversize or overweight vehicles carrying cargo; authorizing a fee. In addition, Bobby is prioritizing TXDOT investments to expand and repair our highways by working together in the House to pass and promote Proposition 1, he also helped the development of I-69.
Bobby authored House bill 3761, Border Agricultural Inspection Training Program which will allow the Texas Department of Agriculture to explore the possibility of supplementing federal customs & border protection officers with ag inspectors at the ports of entry on the border. This will significantly shorten wait times for a product whose shelf life demands that every hour count.
South Texans know the meaning of entrepreneurial-ism. Small and family-owned businesses are the unsung heroes of our economy. As State Representative, Bobby passed legislation that protects small business exemptions on the margins tax.
- Support Buy Local/Buy Texas mandates
- Oppose tax breaks to out-of-state businesses that are not offered to Texas businesses.
During the 83rd session, Bobby passed House Bill 3714, Small business Advisory Panel which establishes a task force of qualified individuals to review difficulties encountered by small businesses with the regulatory system and to ensure information for small businesses is provided in plain language to the public. The advisory panel will report policy recommendations to the legislature and also to the Governor on small business and promotional opportunities; recommend improvements in state-funded programs; identify state laws, programs and policies that may need state change; and work on special projects assigned by the Governor.
As a member of the House Committee on Public Health and a member of the House Select Committee on Health Care Education and Training, Bobby is in a position to address the many health care challenges plaguing the lower Rio Grande Valley. Representative Guerra understands firsthand the importance of affordable, quality health care that is accessible to all Texans, which is why he co-authored SB 24, creating South Texas’ first medical school.
During his tenure in the Texas House of Representatives, Rep. Guerra has passed landmark legislation to improve and protect the public health of all Texans by strengthening the state’s childhood immunization program. He has championed sweeping patients’ rights reforms, including protecting patients and health care professionals from abusive managed care tactics.
The sons and daughters of South Texas have long answered the call to duty. We owe them more than our gratitude; we owe them the health care they were promised and a real chance and making a life for themselves when they return home from duty. Rep. Guerra will continue to fight for:
- Support our veterans in the fight to get a VA Hospital in South Texas.
- Protect veteran benefits for their families, including home loan assistance and tuition assistance.
- Stop the abusive practices of predatory lenders who take advantage of veterans and their families, especially as one breadwinner is serving overseas.
Rep. Guerra will continue the efforts of Senator Hinojosa in ensuring state law enforcement officials have the tools they need to combat drug trafficking along our borders.
Why Choose R. D. Bobby Guerra?
Born in Edinburg, Bobby graduated from Pan American University in 1977 with a double major in biology and chemistry. But then his life took a different path as he went to work as a news reporter and anchor for KRGV-TV Channel 5. Tracking down the headline stories, Bobby was known for bringing serious attention to the challenges that faced the Valley and to the strength of the human spirit as regular people rose to the challenge to move our community forward.
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. After working for local law firms, Bobby set out on his own where he helped local city governments protect taxpayers and represented businesses from banks to hospitals, as well as the Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan.
Bobby currently serves as President of the Easter Seals Board of Directors, and has previously served as President of the Alumni Association at the University of Texas-Pan American, President of the Hidalgo County Bar Association, and was elected as Chair of the Hidalgo County Democratic Party.
Rep. Guerra is focused on bringing resources back to our community that will improve health, economic opportunities and quality of life for Rio Grande Valley families, by improving our schools, medical centers, bridges, roads and highways and water infrastructure. Bobby is paying tribute to the Valley values of family, sacrificing for the next generation, while looking out for the less fortunate and creating an environment that fosters entrepreneurial-ism and the pursuit of dreams.
“By the land, and by the sacrifices of the generations who came before us…”
Bobby Guerra comes from old South Texas ranching families who helped settle the Valley in the 1700’s. Born in Edinburg, Bobby graduated from Pan American University in 1977 with a double major in biology and chemistry. But then his life took a different path as he went to work as a news reporter and anchor for KRGV-TV Channel 5. Tracking down the headline stories, Bobby was known for bringing serious attention to the challenges that faced the Valley and to the strength of the human spirit as regular people rose to the challenge to move our community forward.