Richard Peña Raymond was born in Alice, Texas, in Jim Wells County on October 27, 1960, and raised in Benavides, Texas (pop. 1,600). Richard and his wife, Michelle, live with their three children in Laredo.
He attended The University of Texas at Austin, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in government with a minor in history. He also received a J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law.
Civil Practices, Member
Defense Affairs and State/Federal Relations, Member
Representative, Texas State House of Representatives, 2001-present
Won, Special Election, Texas State House of Representatives, District 42, January 2001
Representative, Texas State House of Representatives, 1993-1998.