Roberto R. 'Beto' Alonzo for Texas Railroad Commissioner


Roberto R. Alonzo for Texas Railroad Commissioner

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.