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
CandidateVerification
Abel Herrero is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives representing District 34 since 2013. He formerly held the same seat from 2005 to 2011. He served on the Robstown City Council from 1999-2003.

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.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

On his website Herrero addresses five issues:[2]

  • 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."

  • 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.[3]

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

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.[4][5]

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. [6]

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).[7]

Herrero raised $577,181 for his campaign while Scott raised $314,103.[8]

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).[9]

Herrero raised $172,912 for his campaign while Moore raised $0.[10]

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.[11]

Herrero raised $861,263 for his campaign while Terry raised $210,942.[12]

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

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

As of April 3, 2010, Herrero has raised $164,934 for his 2010 election campaign.[13] For updated figures, check the Texas Ethics Commission Filings.

His six largest contributors in 2010 are:

Donor Amount
Wright, James $15,000
Mostyn Law Firm PC $10,000
Law Office Of Thomas J Henry $10,000
Elizondo II, Andres $5,500
Texans For Better Education $5,000
Wright, James $5,000

2008

In the 2008 election, Herrero raised a total of $577,181.[14]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Texans For Insurance Reform $79,832
House Democratic Campaign CMTE $27,000
Henry, Thomas J $22,000
Texans For Economic Development $15,000
Border Health $10,000

2006

In the 2006 election, Herrero raised a total of $172,912. [15]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
The Watts Law Firm LLP $17,000
Watts Law Firm $15,000
De La Paz, Arnold & Nelda $5,250
Lamantia, Anthony & Jennifer $4,615
Linebarger Heard Goggan Blair Graham Pena & Sampson $3,100

2004

In the 2004 election, Herrero raised a total of $861,263. [16]

His five largest contributors in 2004 were:

Donor Amount
Texans for Insurance Reform $226,266
Perry & Haas $65,000
Owen, Vance Jay $50,000
Celis, Maurico R $50,000
Law Offices of Douglas Allison $30,000

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