Featured Voice of the Texas GOP: Jose Aliseda
by TexasGOPVote on May 4, 2011 at 11:12 PM
Jose Aliseda is the State Representative for the 35th District of Texas.
Raised in a tradition of faith, family and service to country, Jose Aliseda has answered the call to service many times. While attending the University of Texas School of Law, he chose to serve his country in the U.S. Navy, where he gained valuable leadership experience as an officer in the Judge Advocate General Corps.
Since then, Aliseda has made a name for himself as a hard-hitting prosecutor who fought against election fraud and political corruption, a budget conscious county judge and a tough on crime member of the Board of Pardons and Parole.
In the early 1990s, Aliseda’s efforts against corruption caught the attention of then President George Bush who personally invited him to join the Republican Party. Aliseda agreed and then surprised the South Texas political establishment by being overwhelmingly reelected as a proud new member of the Republican Party.
In 1998 Aliseda was elected Bee County Judge and served in that position until 2003. He was later appointed the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles by Gov. Rick Perry where he gained a reputation as a tough but fair arbitrator on decisions affecting criminal justice.
Currently a rancher, a businessman and an attorney, Jose is married to Aida Aliseda and is stepfather to her three children – Valerie, Luis and Mark Villarreal.
Learn more about Jose Aliseda in his exclusive interview with Adryana Boyne of VOCES Action and TexasGOPVote.
"You need an identification to rent a movie, how is it that our voting system is any different...Americans want to believe that their election system is at least as safe as renting a movie at Blockbuster." - Jose Aliseda