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Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.: District 27
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Press Release
November 3, 2011
Contact: Ben Wright, Press Secretary
Senator Lucio Confirms Lerma to the Texas Forensic Science Commission

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. has confirmed Robert J. "Bobby" Lerma to the Texas Forensic Science Commission. The commission supervises the practice of forensic science in criminal investigations.

Lerma serves as the Municipal Prosecutor for the City of Brownsville and the City of Port Isabel. He is a board member of the South Texas Independent School District and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He is also member of Governor Perry's Criminal Justice Advisory Council.

In the past, he has served on the board of the American Cancer Society and the Brownsville Community Health Clinic. Additionally, he has served as the Hearing Officer for Employee Complaints and Student Expulsions for the Brownsville Independent School District.

Lerma received his bachelor's degree from Texas A&I University and his graduate degree from the South Texas College of Law. A native of South Texas, Lerma currently runs an independent law practice in Brownsville. In his spare time he enjoys hunting, fishing, boating, and basketball.