Date Elected:   May 1998

Re-elected:      May 2019

Term Ends:
      May 2022

Office Phone #:  (956) 428-9191 

E-Mail Address:

Partner,  Curtis & Boswell, L.L.P.– Attorneys at Law; Cameron County Bar Association President 2001; Cameron County Bar Association Director 1989-1992; 1998-2002.  Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization; Licensed by the Texas Supreme Court in 1983, admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Southern District of Texas and the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.  Texas Young Lawyer Association-District Director 1993-1995.



Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, University of Texas at Austin 1980; Juris Doctor, Southern Methodist University 1983.



Elected Mayor of the City of Harlingen May 2007 and re-elected May 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019; Harlingen City Commission 1998-2007 and Mayor Pro-Tem 1999-2000 and 2004-2005; President of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council 2010 and 2014 (Council of Governments); Past President of the Harlingen San Benito Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO); Originating Member of the Transportation Policy Board of the Rio Grande Valley-Metropolitan Planning Organization (RGVMPO); Northern Cameron County United Way Captain 1984, 1995, 1996.  Northern Cameron County United Way Budget and Admissions Committee 1985-1988, Northern Cameron County United Way Budget and Admissions Committee Chairman 1989-1991.  Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce: Director 1988-1992; Vice Chairman 1990-1992.  Harlingen Industrial Foundation, Inc.: Director 1992-1995; Chairman 1995-1997.  Valley Zoological Society Board (Gladys Porter Zoo) 1991-1999.


Scouting Affiliation

Eagle Scout, National Order of the Arrow Chief 1977-1979; Youth Member to National Boy Scouting and Training Committees; Report to the Nation Representative 1977.  Cubmaster, Pack 29 Treasure Hills Elementary 1983-1988; Council Commissioner 1986-1988; Council President, Rio Grande Council 1989-1992; Cubmaster, Pack 206, St. Alban’s Church and Day School; Southern Region O.A. Chairman 1997-2000; Sub-camp Chief 2001 National Scout Jamboree; Woodbadge Coach Counselor, SPL, Asst. Scoutmaster and Scoutmaster/Course Director (Woodbadge for the 21st Century); Southern Region Chairman for the 20th World Scout Jamboree in Thailand; Area President of Area 2 comprising 11 Councils in Texas and Louisiana 2001-2003 and 2013-2015; National Order of the Arrow Committee 1997-2004; Assistant Scoutmaster Troop 206 2004-2011.



Southern Region Executive Board, 1992 to present; Rio Grande Council Executive Committee; Adelante Con Camp Perry Capital Campaign Steering Committee; Endowment Trustee



Wife           :        Anita, Chief Administrative Officer and Director of First Community Bank, N.A.

Children     :        Megan, Thomas, and Carrie .


Scouting Recognition:

National Order of the Arrow Distinguished Service Award, Silver Beaver, Paisano Award, James E. West Fellow, Woodbadge, Silver Antelope, Rio Grande Council Centennial Leadership Award 2009; Second Century Society Member; Rio Grande Council Distinguished Citizen 2015


Other Recognition:

Valley Morning Star Best of the Best Lawyer 2001, 2002 and 2006, Cameron County Legal Secretaries Boss of the Year–1998; Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce Heritage Award 2013; Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas Award of Distinction 2013.


Religious Affiliation:

Vestry, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church 2001–2004 and 2006-2009.

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