Galveston Island Pachyderm Club Presents
The Texas HD23 Forum with Candidates:
Patrick Gurski, J.D., Dr. Abel Longoria M.D., Terri Leo-Wilson and Gina Smith, Ph.D.
Patrick Gurski, J.D., with Eiland & Bonnin, P.C. in Galveston, focusing on criminal and contract law. Native of Beaumont, TX. A veteran who served in Afghanistan earning a Bronze Star. Former prosecutor, presently volunteers with Galveston County Veteran’s Treatment Court, resides in Galveston with his wife and two children.
Dr. Abel Longoria M.D.is a South Texas native, a veteran, a small business owner, and a board-certified Emergency Medicine Physician.
When the nation stood still after 9/11, Longoria went to New York City to help. He acted as the “Medical Director of Ground Zero” for 14 days immediately following the attacks.
Terri Leo-Wilson is a retired teacher and program head for special needs students. A native of Minnesota, Terri has worked in Texas politics for the last 40 years working on the issues the Republicans care about. She recently received the Tribute to Women award from TFRW for her grassroots work in the party. Terri was elected to three terms on the State Board of Education. and to the State Republican Executive Committee Women. She has five children and four grandchildren and lives with her husband in Galveston.
Gina Smith, Ph.D, is a psychologist focused on helping those confronting mental health struggles. She is a native of CA, who presently resides in Baycliff, Tx. with her husband and one daughter.