Personal Profile


Full Name Alfonso Nevárez
Nickname "Poncho"
Age 42
Hometown Eagle Pass
Race Hispanic
Occupation Lawyer
Education B.A., The University of Texas at Austin. J.D., St. Mary's University School of Law
Spouse: Rosa I. Guadarrama de Nevárez
Religion Catholic
Church Our Lady of Refuge

Poncho Nevárez is the representative of Texas’ House District 74.

He is serving as the vice chair of the Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee. He also sits on the Local & Consent Calendars and the Natural Resources committees as well as the Subcommittee on Special Water Districts.

He works as an attorney, often providing free legal services to needy elderly.

From 2005-2009, he served as a Trustee on the Eagle Pass ISD Board, which received an “Exemplary” rating from the state in many schools. He focused on improving the math and science programs. Nevárez also served on the Maverick County Tax Appraisal District.

He attend the University of Texas at Austin working toward a degree in Government. In 1994, he became the first in his family to graduate from college. He later attended law school at St Mary’s University in San Antonio and graduated in 1999.

Nevárez was raised in Eagle Pass. He and his two sisters were raised by a father who worked at the post office and a mother who was an office assistant. Poncho was a two-year letterman in track and graduated high school in 1990.

He married the former Rossy Guadarrama, and they have three children, Renata, Rominna and Alfonso Hernan (Ponchito). The family attends Our Lady of Refuge Church in Eagle Pass.

Information in this bio was provided by Nevárez's office.
Last updated: March 21, 2015.