Personal Profile

Full Name Abel Herrero
Age 48
Hometown Robstown
Race Hispanic
Occupation Attorney
Education B.A., Texas A&M University; J.D., The University of Texas at Austin
Spouse: Matilde

Abel Herrero is the representative of Texas’ House District 34, first elected in 2004. Herrero is serving as chair of the Land and Resource Management Committee and sits on the Licensing and Administrative Procedures Committee.

He previously served as the chair of the Criminal Jurisprudence and has sat on the Human Services, Energy Resources, Redistricting, and Appropriations committees. Herrero served as the Vice Chair of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus.

Herrero's legislative focus includes working to bring an end to family violence, allocating sufficient funds for public education, bringing higher education back within reach of working families, increasing accessibility to health services 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.

Herrero works as a Corpus Christi attorney. His practice includes general civil and maritime litigation, employment and labor law. Herrero previously 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 Law Offices of Abel Herrero in Corpus Christi, Texas.

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

Information in this bio was provided by Herrero's office.
Last updated: Aug. 1, 2017