Sources of Income
Vela was a practicing attorney in Brownsville for more than 20 years.
His wife, Rose Vela, served as a Republican justice on Texas’ 13th Court of Appeals from 2007 to 2012.
Residence in Brownsville valued at $198,187
Vela's top campaign supporters in the last election cycle included Dos Logistics, the American Association for Justice and the Border Health PAC.
His father, Filemon B. Vela, served as a U.S. district judge in the Brownsville division of the Southern District of Texas.
His mother, Blanca Vela, was the first female mayor of Brownsville.