Roberto ‘Beto’ Alonzo, Candidate for Texas Railroad Commissioner
Roberto Alonzo, Candidate for Texas Railroad Commissioner
From Alonzo’s website bio page:
Roberto R. “Beto” Alonzo is trailblazer: he made history when he was first elected as Representative by becoming the first Mexican American from North Texas elected to the Legislature, He won by a 2 to 1 margin with over 66% of the vote. He served for twenty years.
Alonzo served on:
- Higher Education Committee
- Calendars Committee
- House Administration Committee
- Vice Chair of the Pensions Committee
Named Legislator of the Year in 2015 by the Texas Public Employees Association
Alonzo is actively involved in community affairs in the Dallas metroplex area:
- Board Member, Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- Board Member, Dallas Area Rapid Transit Authority (DART)
- Board Member, Hispanic PAC/USA in Washington, D.C.
- State Chairman of the Texas Mexican American Democrats
- National Delegate to the Democratic National Convention eight times.
Throughout his career and tenure in office, his leadership and advocacy have distinguished him among his peers as a trailblazer and leader for Texas.
He has been an advocate for quality public education, a strong economy, increased services to veterans, access to health care including the expansion of Medicaid for seniors and the expansion of women’s health care.
Awards and Honors:
- Named “Top Ten Best Legislators” by Equality Texas
Alonzo is the principal attorney at Alonzo Law Firm, P.C. since 1986. He is married to Sylvana and they have three children.