Larry Esparza

Larry Esparza

Larry Esparza has been an educator and administrator, with extensive experience in the classroom and in the schools.


  • Bachelor’s Degree from Pan American University

  • Master’s Degree from the University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA),

  • Completed the Superintendent’s Program from UTPA

  • St. Mary’s School of Law


  • Math Teacher at

    • Mary Hodge Junior High (Weslaco ISD) and

    • Brown Junior High (McAllen ISD)

  • Administrator

    • Assistant Principal at Ida Diaz Junior High and

    • Hidalgo High School (Hidalgo ISD)

  • Attorney

    • Practicing Attorney (10 years)

    • Hidalgo County Public Defender’s Office (presently)

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.

Larry Esparza is married to Yliana O. Esparza, and they have three children, Christopher, Lauren and Anthony, products of McAllen ISD.

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