|Member of the Texas House of Representatives|
from the 104th district
January 12, 1993 – January 8, 2019
|Preceded by||Glenn Repp|
|Succeeded by||Jessica González|
|Born||December 25, 1956|
Crystal City, Texas, U.S.
|Education||University of Texas, Austin (BA)|
Texas Southern University (JD)
Roberto R. Alonzo (born December 25, 1956) is a former Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing the 104th District from 1993 to 2019. Alonzo was defeated in the Democratic primary on March 6, 2018 by Jessica González.
In 2017, during the 85th Texas Legislature, Representative Alonzo helped lead the fight against Senate Bill 4 by referencing the Chicano bogeyman known as "el cucuy". Rep. Alonzo's use of "el cucuy" attempted to communicate to his Republican colleagues the negative psychological effects legislation such as SB4 would have on immigrant communities.
Alonzo ran for Texas Railroad Commissioner in 2020 triggering a runoff for the Democratic Party nomination with Chrysta Castaneda.
- "Legislative Reference Library". Legislative Reference Library of Texas. Retrieved 2 July 2020.
- Walters, Edgar (March 6, 2018). "Texas Rep. Dawnna Dukes and three other Democrats lose their state House seats". Texas Tribune. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
- "85th Legislative Session". April 27, 2017. Archived from the original on May 2, 2017. Alt URL
- Young, Stephen (May 29, 2017). "The 5 Best and 5 Worst North Texas Legislators of the 2017 Session". Dallas Observer. Retrieved 8 March 2018.Celeste, ERic (May 9, 2017). "Will the Alonzos Kill Eric Johnson's West Dallas Housing Bill?". Dallas Magazine. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
- Texas House of Representatives - Roberto R. Alonzo official TX House website
- Project Vote Smart - Representative Roberto R. Alonzo (TX) profile
- Follow the Money - Roberto R. Alonzo
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