Rick is 32 years old and lives in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in Laredo, Texas to Ricardo and Alma Trevino who are both nurses. His mother was born in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico and his father was born in Laredo, Texas, USA. Along with his older sister Yvonne, his parents instilled in him a strong work ethic and compassion for the vulnerable.
As a teacher at Sam Houston High School on the east side of San Antonio, Rick has seen what happens when our children are abandoned by DC politicians. He saw students turn their back on their dreams because they couldn’t afford college. He saw students over a course of a year lose weight because they didn’t have food at home. And, he lost students to violence in the community.
Like President Lyndon Baines Johnson, Rick is a teacher who will fight for our children’s future. As Secretary of the Bexar County Democratic Party, he led the local fight against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a disastrous trade deal that would've hurt jobs at home and the environment. He also served as a Bernie Sanders delegate to the Democratic Nationa Convention in 2016.