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Abel Herrero

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Abel Herrero
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Texas House of Representatives, District 34
Incumbent
In office
2013-Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Texas House of Representatives, District 34
2005 - 2011
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Abel Herrero is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 34. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Herrero served in the Texas House of Representatives previously, serving from 2005 to 2011.

Biography

Herrero is an Attorney with Royston, Rayzor, Vickery and Williams, LLP. He is a member of the Corpus Christi Barrios Association, Vice President of the Robstown Improvement Development Corporation, and member of the Corpus Christi Bar Association. He served on the Robstown City Council from 1999-2003.[1]

Issues

  • HB 685 - Relating to a fixed tuition rate provided by general academic teaching institutions and public junior colleges to certain undergraduate students.
  • HB 687 - Relating to long-term funding of benefits for retired teachers.
  • HB 1081 - Relating to requiring posting of certain information regarding nursing homes and related institutions on the Department of Aging and Disability Services website.
  • HB 4192 - Relating to medical assistance for certain children with disabilities.[2]

Campaign themes

2012

Herrero's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

  • Public Education - "In order for our children to have the opportunity to receive a first-rate education, we must support our public schools with appropriate funding."
  • Veterans and Active Duty Military - "The State of Texas must do all in its power to honor our brave men and women of the armed forces during active duty and at home. Abel’s “Support the Troops” legislation—HB 285, HB 1808 and HB 1809—will provide much-needed financial relief to our soldiers."
  • Higher Education - "We must provide cost relief so that families can afford to provide their children with an education to succeed. Abel supports freezing college tuition for students who are unable to graduate on time, limiting increases in textbook costs, and providing additional funding for scholarships."
  • Healthcare - "Abel was instrumental in passing measures that partially restored funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which has allowed for thousands of eligible children to obtain health insurance."
  • Environment/Energy Resources - "We must move toward smart choices including cleaner, alternative energy sources, energy conservation and technological advances to allow us the capability to store energy."

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Herrero served on the following committees:

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Criminal Jurisprudence, Chair
Land & Resource Management

Elections

2014

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Texas House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on March 4, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Abel Herrero was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[4][5][6]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Herrero ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 34. Herrero ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and defeated incumbent Connie Scott (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8]

Texas House of Representatives, District 34, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAbel Herrero 57.2% 25,482
     Republican Connie Scott Incumbent 42.8% 19,088
Total Votes 44,570

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Herrero was defeated by Republican Connie Scott for the District 34 seat in the general election on November 2, 2010. He was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary.[9]

Texas House of Representatives, District 34
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Connie Scott (R) 13,892 53.95%
Abel Herrero (D) 11,855 46.04%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Herrero won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 34th District, defeating Connie Scott (R).[10]

Herrero raised $577,181 for his campaign while Scott raised $314,103.[11]

Texas House of Representatives, District 34
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Abel Herrero (D) 21,188 53.14%
Connie Scott (R) 18,684 46.85%

2006

On November 4, 2006, Herrero won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's District 34, defeating Bradley Moore (L).[12]

Herrero raised $172,912 for his campaign while Moore raised $0.[13]

Texas House of Representatives, District 26 (2006)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Abel Herrero (D) 17,561
Green check mark transparent.png Bradley Moore (L) 4,835

2004

On November 4, 2004, Herrero won election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's District 34, unopposed.[14]

Herrero raised $861,263 for his campaign while Terry raised $210,942.[15]

Texas House of Representatives, District 26 (2004)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Abel Herrero (D) 23,175
Terry Arnold (R) 18,924

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Herrero is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Herrero raised a total of $2,762,453 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 23, 2013.[16]

Abel Herrero's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 34 Won $546,642
2010 Texas State House, District 34 Defeated $604,455
2008 Texas State House, District 34 Won $577,181
2006 Texas State House, District 34 Won $172,912
2004 Texas State House, District 34 Defeated $861,263
Grand Total Raised $2,762,453

2012

Herrero won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Herrero raised a total of $546,642.

2010

Herrero lost the election for the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Herrero raised a total of $604,455.

2008

Herrero won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Herrero raised a total of $577,181.

2006

Herrero won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Herrero raised a total of $172,912.

2004

Herrero lost the election for the Texas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Herrero raised a total of $861,263.

Scorecards

Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy."[17] Legislators were graded along a 0 through 100 scale in 2013 and on an A through F grading scale in 2011.

2013

Herrero received a score of 28.5 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Texas House District 34
2005–2011
Succeeded by
Connie Scott (R)
Preceded by
Connie Scott (R)
Texas House District 34
2013–Present
Succeeded by
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