Meet Alonzo

From a Sharp Elementary Scholar from Morningside to a combat veteran and successful businessman with over 13 progressives victories under his belt! 

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Arturo Alonzo is an Iraq War Veteran and small business owner who is running to represent you and the hardworking people of the Rio Grande Valley as your next State Representative for Texas House District 37.

Arturo has spent the last six years winning real victories for hard-working people:  passing the largest marijuana legalization in California, electing the first Mexican-American in the U.S. Senate, raising the minimum-wage to $8.50 in Arkansas, helping unemployed veterans find employment Webb County, and working for two of Texas greatest legislators, Trey Martinez-Fischer and Sylvester Turner. Arturo decided to invest in the Rio Grande Valley and start Brasidas Strategies, a data analytics firm focused on helping small-businesses grow through detailed targeting, science, and grassroots relationship-building.

In our district, 643 families (1.3%) hold more wealth than the bottom 44,600 households (90.9%), 47% our people work less than 36 hours per week, 46% lack health insurance, 43.1% of all heads of household are single-women, and 41.5% live deep in poverty making less than $13,000 per year. Arturo is committed to being the progressive our community needs and is taking on Rene Oliveira, a thirty-two-year incumbent of the Texas House of Representatives who has done nothing but enrich himself and his compadres by taking in millions from big corporations and special interest groups. Rene has brought in big businesses who promise “economic development” and “job creation” in exchange for huge subsides in the backs of our local taxpayers, but then bring in their own people, pay local workers meager wages, make small businesses struggle just to stay afloat. After thirty-two years, he has helped make our district, a district with the hardest working people, the poorest in the country.

For Arturo, the issues affecting his loved ones and all Texans are real and should not be condensed into empty campaign promises our cheap talking points. Growing up in Section 8 housing, the son of Mexican immigrants who worked hard and could not make ends meet, and seeing a generation of my close friends and family torn apart by unemployed mass debt, mental illness, poor wages, and suicide, the time to act is now.


 

The Reality of Our People

United States Poverty Ratio
Locality Poverty Ratio
USA 13.0%
Texas 17.0%
Puerto Rico 44.9%
Texas House District 37 Poverty Ratio
Locality Poverty Ratio
South Padre 18.8%
Port Isabel 30.5%
Rio Hondo 32.3%
Los Fresnos 33.4%
Laguna H. 36.2%
Champion E. 36.4%
Morningside 36.5%
Southmost 37.5%
Cromack E. 41.1%
Milpa Verde 43.4%
Cable Park 44.7%
E. Downtwon 45.9%
Lucio M. 46.5%
Jaime Lake 47.4%
Angel Haven 47.9%
Garcia M. 48.5%
Peña E. 48.5%
Victoria E. 53.9%
Faulk M. 54.7%
Horeb 56.1%
McDavitt 56.9%
Longoria E. 56.9%
W. Downtwon 61.8%
Perkins M. 67.3%
Washington P. 73.9%

The Facts!

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This is a battle between David vs Goliath

IMG_2009This election will test the moral fabric of our people and country.

You can’t say you are progressive or care about Latinos if you don’t care about this race.

This is a battle between David and Goliath.

The people and a veteran fighting for change vs. Representative Rene Oliveira, the Democratic Party, and his $2,244,418 lobby muscle who have received over $13 million dollars in bribes and enriched themselves while our people are pinching pennies and struggling simply to stay afloat.

Whoever wins this election will determine the course of the Rio Grande Valley and the future of Texas politics, for the key to changing Texas starts and ends in the Rio Grande Valley, and the journey to fight poverty and end corruption starts with you!


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