Armando Villalobos (D-TX-34)
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Armando R. Villalobos
Armando Villalobos Congressional Candidate Texas District 34
Biography of Armando Villalobos from Armando Villalobos for Congress
Juris Doctorate, 1993
Southern Methodist University School of Law
Bachelor of Arts – Economics, 1990
University of Texas at Austin
San Benito High School
San Benito, Texas
Numerous CLE’s and Trainings in Criminal, Civil and Juvenile Law Subject Matters
Biography of Armando Villalobos from Cameron County, Texas
Armando R.Villalobos is proud to be the elected Cameron County and District Attorney. He was elected as such in 2004 and took office on January 1, 2005. Mr. Villalobos has been married for over 15 years, has two children and currently resides in Brownsville, Texas.
Mr. Villalobos considers himself to be very fortunate to have deep roots in South Texas and to have been blessed with a large family. His family tree branches from three sets of grandparents, the late Jose Luis Alexandre and Petra Alexandre, the late Francisco Villalobos and the late Josefina Villalobos, and Felipe Reyes, Sr. and Dominga Reyes; all of whom reside or resided in San Benito, Texas. Mr. Villalobos also holds great admiration for his birth father, the late Felipe Reyes, Jr., who served proudly as an officer for the Harlingen Police Department.
As a child, Mr. Villalobos and his family lived in Germany, Colorado, North Carolina, Corpus Christi, and Kingsville due to his father, Roberto G. Villalobos, being a member of the US Army. Growing up, he attended various schools at the different United States Army bases where his family was stationed. He completed his early education though, at his mother Graciela A. Villalobos’ alma mater, Landrum Elementary School in San Benito, Texas and in 1986 graduated Salutatorian from San Benito High School. To this day, he remains a loyal Greyhound fan. In 1990, Mr. Villalobos graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. He holds true to his alma mater and still bleeds orange. Go Longhorns!
His love for law and justice led him to obtain a law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law in Dallas, Texas in 1993. In November of the same year, Mr. Villalobos received his license to practice law from the Supreme Court of Texas. Additionally, Mr. Villalobos has received licenses to practice law in both the Southern and Northern District of Texas for the United States District Courts. His law experience consists of working for various law firms as well as working in private practice with his own Firm. Mr. Villalobos’ experience also includes being an Assistant District Attorney for Cameron County where he served as a Felony Court Prosecutor, Drug Court Prosecutor, Juvenile Prosecutor and Asset Forfeiture Prosecutor. In addition to his service as an Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Villalobos was awarded the position of Public Defender for the 404th Judicial District Court.
Prior to becoming the elected District Attorney, Mr. Villalobos handled hundreds of cases covering the entire criminal law spectrum, ranging from Class C Misdemeanor Cases to Capital Murder Cases. Mr. Villalobos takes great pride in his work and has developed a reputation for being a criminal trial lawyer, having tried numerous cases as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney. As the Cameron County District Attorney, Mr. Villalobos has continued his hands on presence in the criminal jurisprudence system by participating in all facets of the prosecution of criminal cases which includes presenting cases to the grand jury, developing cases for trial, training young prosecutors, investigating cases, researching legal issues, arguing motions, and of course, trying cases to a Judge and Jury on behalf of the State of Texas and the citizens of Cameron County.