Family: Wife: Debra 2 Children: Ismael Jr., Eric.
Birth date: 08/07/1958
Birthplace: La Joya, TX
Home City: Palmview, TX
Attended, University of Texas Pan American University
Attended, El Paso Community College
Diploma, La Joya High School, 1977.
Vice-President, Hidalgo-Willacy Private Industry Council
Division Manager, State Comptrollers' Office
United States Army.
Representative, Texas State House of Representatives, 1996-present
Secretary/Vice-President/President, La Joya School Board.
Member, Governor's Task Force on Homeland Security
Vice President, Hidalgo-Willacy Private Industry Council
Executive Committee Task Force on Protecting Democracy, National Conference of State Legislatures
Member, Select Committee on State Bond Revenues
Member, Select Committee on Teacher Health Insurance.
Licensing and Administrative Procedures, Chair
Ways and Means, Member