Personal Profile

Full Name Abel Herrero
Age 47
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 Criminal Jurisprudence Committee and sits on the Energy Resources Committee.

He previously served as the vice chair of the Human Services Committee and on the Redistricting and Appropriations committees. Herrero served as the Vice Chair of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus.

Herrero's legislative focus includes 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.

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 Royston, Rayzor, Vickery & Williams 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: March 19, 2015.