Meet Robert

Robert Garza (right) with daughter Nicole (left), and grandson Stephen (center)

Robert Garza’s family history embodies the American dream. Robert’s grandparents moved to Texas from Mexico in 1918, settling in Kinney County. With no formal education, Robert’s grandfather started a small fruit stand, which he operated in Kinney County during his life.

Robert Garza’s father, Joe N. Garza, took over the family fruit stand business and eventually helped grow it into a full-service grocery store serving Brackettville. A well-respected member of the community, his father served in various elected offices in Kinney County. Robert’s passion for service started at a young age when he worked in the family business and volunteered on his dad’s campaigns.

Robert graduated from the University of Texas at Austin for his undergraduate degree and received his law degree from St. Mary’s School of Law. Upon graduating from law school, he briefly moved back to Brackettville, where he served on the Brackettville city council, and then moved to Del Rio, which has now been his home for over 40 years. He has served the city of Del Rio as mayor for four years, city councilman for eight years, as city attorney for five years and he served two terms on the San Felipe Del Rio CISD Board, where he was the president of the board. Robert also served four years as a director and president of the Val Verde County Appraisal district.

Robert has extensive experience in various civic roles that has equipped him with a unique perspective on the challenges facing House District 74. Robert has seen first-hand the strain that the Biden border crisis has inflicted on our district. He is dedicated to finding Texas solutions to the border issues, alleviating the burdens placed upon our border community.

Robert is committed to championing conservative initiatives that reduce the cost of living, bring continued meaningful property tax relief to Texans, fortify border security, combat human & drug trafficking, strengthen the education system, support law enforcement, and safeguard the rights of Texans.

Robert Garza is the proud father of five children and the grandfather of five beautiful grandchildren. His oldest child, Nichole, is a Physician’s Assistant and is married to Roland Rodriguez, III, a U.S. Border Patrol agent. His oldest son, Robert, is an attorney practicing intellectual property law in Austin, Texas and is married to Devon. Garza’s third child, Raphael, is a probate & estate attorney in Houston and is married to Kathleen, who also practices law. Robert’s youngest daughter, Natalia, and her husband, David, are both doctors in Chicago where Natalia is serving a fellowship in pediatric critical care at Northwestern University. And his youngest child, Joseph, is currently in college studying journalism.