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Former Texas State Representative Roberto R. Alonzo is an attorney who founded the prestigious Alonzo Law Firm, P.C. specializing in criminal law and has been practicing for over 34 years.

Latino trailblazer, he not only made history but helped pave the way for Hispanics in Texas politics when he was first elected as Representative by becoming the first Mexican American from North Texas elected to the Legislature, outstanding his opponents by a 2 to 1 margin with over 66% of the vote.

Served on the:

  • 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.
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Alonzo is actively involved in a number of community affairs in the Dallas metroplex area.

  • Former Board Member of both the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Authority (DART)
  • Board Member of 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 who has strived to work in favor of the North Texas community. 

He has been an advocate for quality public education, a strong economy, more services to war veterans, access to health care including the expansion of Medicaid, including seniors and the expansion of women's health care.

Awards and Honors:

  • The “Top Ten Best Legislators” by Equality Texas
  • In 2017 he was recognized with the highest honor by the Mexican government through the Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Affairs and The Consulate of Mexico in Dallas with the 2017 “Ohtli Award” for his exemplary trajectory for having aided.

 Alonzo is married to the former Sylvana Avila. They have three children: Roberto Jr.,  Maria Xiomara; and Jose Maria Emeterio.