Larry Esparza has been an educator and administrator, with extensive experience in the classroom and in the schools. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Pan American University and his Master’s Degree from the University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA), including completing the Superintendent’s Program also from UTPA.
During his career as an educator, he worked as a Math Teacher at Mary Hodge Junior High (Weslaco ISD) and at Brown Junior High (McAllen ISD). As an administrator, Larry worked as an assistant principal at Ida Diaz Junior and Hidalgo High School (Hidalgo ISD).
Larry decided to pursue a career in the legal field, and he commuted to and from law school in San Antonio and McAllen to be with his family on the weekends. He knows the meaning of sacrifice, and of perseverance, and knows what it takes to accomplish one’s dreams and goals. It is this same spirit of tenacity that Larry puts into everything he does.
After graduating from St. Mary’s School of Law, Larry was a practicing attorney for ten years, and he is presently employed at the Hidalgo County Public Defender’s Office.
Larry Esparza is married to Yliana O. Esparza, and they have three children, Christopher, Lauren and Anthony, products of McAllen ISD.