AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Ysmael D. Fonseca, Jr. Judge of the 464th Judicial District Court in Hidalgo County for a term set to expire on December 31, 2020, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified. Ysmael D. Fonseca, Jr. of McAllen is a junior partner at Guerra, Leeds, Sabo & Hernandez, PLLC. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Hidalgo County Bar Association, Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, and The Federalist Society. Additionally, he is a high school professional mentor for the Shary Foundation. Fonseca received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Notre Dame and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School. Additionally, he is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in political science from The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley.