Meet Your Chair

Ricardo Godinez

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Who we are!

We are Democrats who come from all walks of life. We are educators, home-makers, business people, housewives, public servants, factory workers, soldiers, preachers, you name it. We come from all skin colors, cultures, religions, genders, sexual orientation – we do not exclude. Most importantly, we believe that together we are greater than alone. That is who we are!

About Your Chair

Ricardo (Ric) R. Godinez is a native of McAllen Texas, after graduating from McAllen Memorial High School; Mr. Godinez attended the University of Texas at Austin on academic scholarship, where he received a B.B.A. in International Business and a minor in Finance in 1989. He received an academic scholarship to attend the University of Houston Law Center and received his J.D. in 1992. Upon graduation, Mr. Godinez worked for large firms in San Antonio, Texas, practicing general civil litigation, with an emphasis on water and public law, commercial litigation, and personal injury defense matters.

In addition, Mr. Godinez is very active in his community. He has served on numerous boards and community organizations, including the McAllen Boys & Girls Club, McAllen Chamber of Commerce, Advocacy Resource Center for Housing, the Hidalgo County Young Lawyers Association, and the Hidalgo County Bar Association, to name a few. Mr. Godinez has also served his community in public office by being elected twice to the McAllen City Commission, beginning in 2001. Mr. Godinez also enjoys a strong commitment to his faith, and is active with his family in Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church.

As your Hidalgo County Democratic Party Chair, Rics’s goal is to encourage the residents of Hidalgo County to actively participate in the democratic political process. He believes the voters of Hidalgo County can help “turn Texas blue” by voting for the candidates that support quality education, affordable health care, voting rights, and equal rights for all.

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HCDP Headquarters

3307 N. McColl Road, Suite D
McAllen, TX 78501


County Chair - Ric Godínez

Secretary/Treasurer - Kenna Giffin

SDEC Committeeman, SD 20 - Eli Olivárez

SDEC Committeeman, SD 27 - Jared Hockema

SDEC Committeewoman, SD 27 - Thelma Reyna









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