Parent organization says voters should elect a proven leader with legislative experience
to advocate for families and public education at the Capitol
AUSTIN—The bipartisan Texas Parent PAC today announced its endorsement of Democrat Abel Herrero of Robstown for state representative in the newly-drawn House District 34 in Corpus Christi and West Nueces County. Herrero previously served three terms as state representative.
“Voters should elect Abel Herrero and send him back to Austin, because they need an effective legislator who understands that quality education is the key to economic prosperity in the region and state,” said Texas Parent PAC chair Carolyn Boyle. “Incumbent legislator Connie Scott voted to cut about $30 million in state funds from the budgets of school districts in District 34, and that was irresponsible,” Boyle added. The budget cuts prompted increased class sizes, layoffs of valued educators and staff, and elimination of programs needed for student success and enrichment. Scott’s budget vote cut state funding by an average of about $317 per child in area schools.
House District 34 includes all or parts of 10 independent school districts: Agua Dulce, Banquete, Bishop, Calallen, Corpus Christi, Driscoll, London, Robstown, Tuloso-Midway, and West Oso ISDs. Neighborhood public schools are a source of pride in every community of the district.
During his service in the Texas Legislature, Herrero was vice-chair of the Human Services Committee and a member of committees on Appropriations, Redistricting, Agriculture and Livestock, and Defense Affairs and State-Federal Relations. He also was vice-chair of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus.
Herrero is a role model for area children, demonstrating that hard work and a good education are the keys to success. He graduated as valedictorian at Robstown High School and then earned a bachelor’s degree at Texas A&M University and a law degree at the University of Texas at Austin. Today he is an attorney with Royston, Rayzor, Vickery & Williams in Corpus Christi. Earlier, he was elected to serve on the Robstown City Council for two terms.
Abel and his wife, Matilda, have five children. He has a long history of service in his community, schools, and the surrounding area.
Texas Parent PAC was created in 2005 by parents who joined together to elect state legislators who will stand up for schoolchildren. It is recognized as one of the state’s most successful political action committees.
School supporters are encouraged to visit www.abelherrero.com to learn more about his candidacy. Early Voting continues through Friday, November 2, and Election Day is Tuesday, November 6. More than 1,200 families, business leaders, and public school supporters have contributed to support Texas Parent PAC’s grassroots campaign efforts. The parent organization describes its endorsed candidates as “men and women of integrity, open and responsive to parents, actively involved in their communities, and committed to investing in public education to achieve economic prosperity in Texas.”