R.D. “Bobby” Guerra was born in Edinburg, Texas in 1953 and is a proud public servant, lawyer, rancher, husband, father and grandfather. He is the managing partner of Guerra and Sabo P.L.L.C. Law firm.
Bobby is proud to serve as State Representative for House District 41, advocating for the people and the community he calls home. Representative Guerra proudly represents the cities of McAllen, Mission, Edinburg, Palmhurst, Palmview, Alton and Pharr (in the November 2022 election, the communities of HD 41 will change to McAllen, Pharr, Edinburg, Mission, Palmhurst and Lopezville (CDP)). Elected in 2012, Bobby is serving his fifth term in the Texas House of Representatives. He currently serves as Vice Chair of Public Health and is a senior member on the House Committees on Local & Consent Calendars and Ways & Means.
The Guerra family, both paternal and maternal, have been South Texas ranchers since the 1700’s. Guerra has been married to his beautiful wife Leslie Yoder-Guerra since 1979 and they have three children – Justin, Cameron, and Tessa and a beloved Grandchild, Olivia.
Guerra graduated from Pan American University in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science Degree, double majoring in Biology and Chemistry. Before attending law school, Bobby was a television reporter and news anchor at the ABC affiliate KRGV-TV Channel 5.
In 1985 he graduated with Cum Laude Honors from Texas Southern University Law School in Houston. 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.
Guerra has practiced law for nearly 35 years protecting local city governments, taxpayers, and various businesses. He was selected as a Thomson Reuters Texas Super Lawyer in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. 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. 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.