Poncho Nevárez

State Representative District 74

 Alfonso “Poncho” Nevárez was born and raised in Eagle Pass, Texas. His father, a post office worker, and his mother, an office assistant, raised Poncho, along with his two sisters, instilling in them the importance of hard work and integrity. Poncho was a two-year letterman in track and graduated high school in 1990. 

While attending The University of Texas in Austin, working towards a degree in Government, Poncho worked part-time and became the first in his family to graduate from college in 1994. From 1994-1996, he took graduate courses in business administration at Texas A&M International University. In 1999 Poncho graduated from St. Mary’s School of Law in San Antonio and started his career as an attorney. 

In Eagle Pass, Poncho has a successful law practice of ten employees, specializing in personal injury litigation. Each year he devotes a great deal of time providing free legal services to the needy and elderly. From 2005-2009, he served on the Maverick County Tax Appraisal District and as a Trustee on the Eagle Pass ISD School Board. 

In Eagle Pass, Poncho has a successful law practice of ten employees, specializing in personal injury litigation. Each year he devotes a great deal of time providing free legal services to the needy and elderly. From 2005-2009, he served on the Maverick County Tax Appraisal District and as a Trustee on the Eagle Pass ISD School Board.

Poncho Nevárez is currently serving his third term as the State Representative for House District 74. In his first term, during the 83rd Legislative Session, he passed several important pieces of legislation, including House Bill 908 helping to protect and ensure the safety of the elderly and disabled and also joint-authored House Bill 1597 providing veterans with the opportunity to make installment payments on their property taxes. In the 85th Legislative Session in 2017 Representative Nevárez passed legislation to allow Marfa to use their hotel taxes to build an airport and allow the Kickapoo hunting privledges that help them more freely practice their religion.

Representative Nevárez serves on the House Calendars Committee, Natural Resources Committee, General Investigating and Ethics Committee and as Vice-Chairman of the Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee.

Representative Nevárez is passionate about supporting and funding public education, border infrastructure, and fighting to represent the rights of the underserved. In 2013, he was humbled to be named Freshman of the Year by his colleagues in the House Democratic Caucus. In 2015 and 2017 he was elected as Vice-Chair of the House Democrat Caucus.

Poncho and his wife, Rossy Guadarrama de Nevárez, are the proud parents of three children, Renata, Rominna, and Alfonso Hernan (Ponchito). The family attends Our Lady of Refuge Church in Eagle Pass.

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