Scott asks for support in election

Special to the PRESS

Incumbent Heather Scott announces her bid to seek re-election to Point Isabel ISD Board of Trustees, Place 3.

Scott, a resident of Laguna Vista who was first elected in May 2019, is a lifetime resident of the Laguna Madre area and attended Point Isabel ISD. schools from elementary through high school.

She graduated as Valedictorian from Port Isabel High School in 1997 and went on to pursue her undergraduate degree at Southern Methodist University graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2001.

She continued to further her education and obtained her Juris Doctorate from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 2004.

Licensed to practice law in Texas since 2004, Scott is also licensed to practice law in the United States District Courts for the Southern and Western Districts of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Scott is presently a partner at the law firm of Guerra & Sabo, P.L.L.C. serving all of South Texas and has been working for the same law firm since 2004. Her practice focuses on civil defense litigation, and she primarily represents governmental entities.

Being raised in the Laguna Madre area, Scott feels it is important to give back and support the community that played such an important role in her life.

Scott states her biggest inspirations and role models are her grandfather, William B. Barrera, and her great-aunt Ernestina Barrera, who both dedicated many years of service to the Laguna Madre area.

Her late grandfather previously served as a Trustee on the Point Isabel ISD School Board and as a Commissioner for the Port Isabel-San Benito Navigation District.

Her Aunt Tina Barrera served as long-time City Secretary for the City of Port Isabel and served on numerous non-profit boards. Her uncle Johnny Barrera also previously served on the school board and her uncle Victor Barrera presently serves as a Commissioner for the Port Isabel-San Benito Navigation District.

Community service is important to the Barrera family and Scott is continuing her family’s legacy of serving their community.

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