I WILL REMAIN COMMITTED TO THE PEOPLE!
I am running to be your United States Representative for District 27. I have the strong work ethic, the moral integrity, and the passion for justice necessary to represent everyone in the District. It’s been my privilege to meet so many of you from all 13 counties over the last several months. I’ve listened to your stories, your dreams, and your concerns about the future, and I know together we can make life better for everyone in the District.
I was born and raised in South Texas and I have dedicated 37 years of my life to law enforcement in serving and protecting the people of Nueces County. I know firsthand the issues facing our District. I stand ready to work with Republicans and Democrats in Washington to: secure healthcare for all, insure Social Security remains solvent, raise teacher pay, advocate for an additional Veterans Hospital in the Coastal Bend, maintain our military bases, make college more affordable, and improve the economy of South Texas.
Please join me by casting your vote for Raul (Roy) Barrera in the Democratic primary on March 6th. Together (juntos) we can make a difference for you, your children, and the generations to come.
Facts: Married to Terry Barrera and together we have 1 daughter & 2 sons
Robstown High School Graduate
Native Texan - Migrant Worker
Education: Del Mar College Certified Communications Officer
Del Mar College Certified Peace Officer
Currently work as a Special Deputy/Court Security Officer at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Corpus Christi, Texas
In the southern part of District 27, Barrera is taking his second shot for the congressional seat. Barrera grew up in Robstown and was born to parents who were migrant workers. He remembers one day when he was picking cotton with his mother, he decided he wanted to help improve other families' lives.
"I did promise her that day that I would be somebody important and do for others what nobody was doing for us," said Barrera.
The former Robstown police officer said he learned from his last campaign and believes he's had enough publicity to win this year. If elected, he wants to improve health care for veterans and work to fund Social Security and Medicare in addition to supporting equal pay for women.
Barrera said he also wants to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. Working across the aisle with Republicans to solve complicated issues is another priority.
"I know that I'm the person who can properly and personally represent the people - whether they are Republicans, Democrats or Independents," Barrera said.
Democratic candidate for Congressional District 27 Forum. Hurricane Harvey, immigration and national security threats were among topics debated by Democratic candidates hoping to fill the Congressional seat in District 27.