(Laredo, Texas)-District Attorney Isidro R. “Chilo” Alaniz announces he will seek re-election for his third term as District Attorney for Webb and Zapata Counties in 2016. Alaniz was first sworn in 2009 as the District Attorney for the 49th Judicial District and was re-elected in 2012.
“I am very thankful for having the opportunity to work as your District Attorney for Webb & Zapata,” Alaniz said. “I am looking forward to many more opportunities, blessings and victories in seeking justice and helping to keep our community safe.”
Mr. Alaniz has focused in making Laredo one of the safest cities in Texas by working to implement a modern justice system that focuses on crime prevention and improved public safety. Since taking office, crime rate in Laredo has decreased every year due to his progressive and proactive approach to prosecution and the strong collaboration with federal, state and local law enforcement. Mr. Alaniz believes on a “hands on” approach and has personally prosecuted several high profile cases. The “Baby Katherine” case for example has been presented by Mr. Alaniz on a national level at the Annual Crimes Against Children Conference.
In his continuous effort to protect the border, Mr. Alaniz is a member of the Texas Border Prosecution Unit and has secured three prosecutor positions funded through the Governor’s Office. In 2013, Mr. Alaniz was appointed to the Texas Children’s Justice Act Task Force, a program that brings together child advocates and criminal justice experts to improve the state’s response to cases of child abuse and neglect.
Driven by his devotion for justice and community service, District Attorney Alaniz’ ideas extend beyond the courthouse into the community with his passion for creating successful programs that address the needs of the community in unique and positive ways.
A Paul Harris recipient, Alaniz was honored for his unwavering commitment and efforts to help improve relationships among the community and most importantly, his establishment of the Webb County Better Community Foundation and the Webb County Freedom Riders in 2014. The WCBCF was created with a desire to invest in the future of our community to support services, activities and assistance to community organizations. Freedom Riders is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to assist child victims of domestic violence and abuse through therapeutic horsemanship. This program benefits victims who are suffering from emotional and physical wounds as a result of abuse.
His exemplary efforts personify his devotion to the critical mission of seeking justice and working diligently to deter and prevent crime in our communities. District Attorney Alaniz is proud to serve the 49th Judicial District and looks forward to continue making positive changes for the counties of Webb and Zapata.