Abel Herrero

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Abel Herrero
Abel Herrero 2010.jpg
Herrero in 2010
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from the 34th district
Assumed office
Preceded by Connie Scott
In office
Preceded by Jaime Capelo
Succeeded by Connie Scott
Personal details
Born (1969-10-29) October 29, 1969 (age 47)
Robstown, Texas
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Matilda
Children 5
Alma mater Texas A&M University (B.A.)
University of Texas (J.D.)

Abel Herrero (born October 29, 1969) is a member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing the 34th district.


A graduate of Robstown High School, Herrero was a member of the Robstown City Council from 1999-2003.[1] He received a B.A. in political science from Texas A&M University in 1993, and a J.D. from the University of Texas in 1997.[1] Herrero has been married to his wife, Matilda, since 1993; they have five children.[1]

Election History[edit]

Herrero is a current member of the Texas House of Representatives and has held the seat continuously since 2012. Herrero had previously held the seat from 2005-2011, but was defeated in the 2010 election by Connie Scott. In November 2012, Herrero defeated Scott to regain the seat.[2]

Legislative History[edit]

Herrero serves as the Chairman of the House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence. During his time in the House, Herrero was the Vice-Chairman of the Health and Human Services Committee, and the Chairman of the Integrated Eligibility and TIERS Subcommittee. He also served on the served on the Appropriations Committee, Agriculture and Livestock Committee, Redistricting Committee, and the Defense Affairs and State-Federal Relations Committees.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Meet Abel". abelherrero.com. Retrieved 25 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Muto, David. "The Brief: Top Texas News for Nov. 7, 2012". texastribune.org. The Texas Tribune. Retrieved 25 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Abel Herrero". roystonlaw.com. Retrieved 25 December 2012. 

External links[edit]

Texas House of Representatives
Preceded by
Connie Scott
Texas State Representative from District 34
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Jaime Capelo
Texas State Representative from District 34
Succeeded by
Connie Scott