Personal Profile

Full Name Abel Herrero
Age 45
Hometown Robstown
Race Hispanic
Occupation Attorney
Education B.A., Texas A&M University; J.D., The University of Texas at Austin
Spouse: Matilde

Representative Abel Herrero is a Corpus Christi attorney first elected in 2004 to represent HD-34.

Herrero says his legislative priorities include increasing accessibility to health services, allocating sufficient funds for public education, bringing higher education back within reach of working families and providing adequate benefits to military service members. He was active in restoring accessibility to the Children's Health Insurance Program during the 80th Legislative Session.

He is the Vice Chair of the Human Services Committee and serves on Redistricting and Appropriations. Herrero is also the Vice Chair of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus.

Before his election to the Texas Legislature, Herrero served as a city council member from 1999 to 2003 for Robstown, Texas.

He received a bachelor's degree in political science from Texas A&M University in College Station and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas School of Law. Herrero is now an attorney with Royston, Rayzor, Vickery & Williams in Corpus Christi, Texas. His practice includes general civil and maritime litigation, employment and labor law.

Herrero lives in Robstown with his wife Matilda Carrizales Herrero and their five children.