“Hace más el que quiere que el que puede.”
He who has the desire to do more, does more, than he who can and does nothing. That dicho or saying, repeated over and over by his parents, explains the success of Vicente Gonzalez, a McAllen attorney who has stood up for working families and recovered millions of dollars for our local schools.
From humble beginnings, Vicente was raised in a military family. Through hard work, pure ganas, and his mother’s dicho, Vicente aimed to make something of himself. His mother stressed to him over and over again that education was the key that will open doors of opportunities. Vicente made the decision to get his life back on track by going back to school to get his GED, working and attending classes at community college, and earning his college degree alongside other military families at the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University on the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station. Vicente surpassed his and his parents’ dreams when he graduated from Texas A&M School of Law (formerly Texas Wesleyan School of Law), earning his Juris Doctorate degree.
While in law school, Vicente learned how government should work. Through his experience as a Congressional Intern in Washington D.C., Vicente learned how government really works.
After law school, Vicente didn’t stop learning, and continued his training in Negotiation at Harvard University School of law.
Vicente started his business, the Law Offices of V. Gonzalez and Associates, in McAllen and married Lorena Saenz, a former teacher and administrator in Edinburg and McAllen schools. Vicente has focused his practice on fighting for a level playing field for working families wronged by corporations and insurance companies evading responsibility. Through several victories for our community, Vicente recovered millions in tax dollars for South Texas school districts after shady contractors misspent millions in bond money and put our children in physical danger.
Today Vicente Gonzalez is fighting to take our South Texas values to Congress — ensuring we stand by our promise to veterans, protect the benefits and healthcare of seniors, and continue to build our economy, from the new medical school to growing engineering programs, ensuring that jobs and opportunities are there for all with the ganas to work.