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.
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.
Service to the community, though, extends beyond his day job. 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.
Bobby is proud to serve as State Representative of House District 41, advocating for the people and the community of his home. Guerra’s first legislative session resulted in great accomplishments, not only for District 41, but for the entire Rio Grande Valley – most notably, the establishment of a new university and medical school. In addition to education, Guerra has also authored and joint-authored numerous pieces of legislation on issues such as healthcare, economic development, transportation, and agriculture. He currently sits on the Public Health and Transportation Committees. During the interim, he was appointed to Select Committee of Child Protection, and Health care Training and Education.
In his campaign to fight for our families 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 entrepreneurialism and the pursuit of dreams.