As an American-Mexican, proud fifth generation Tejana, Dr. Alma Arredondo-Lynch is a dentist and a rancher. Growing up in Starr County, a half mile from the Rio Grande River, she was born into one of the poorest Tejano families with memories of dirt floors, no shoes and going to bed hungry.
Being the eldest of 10 children, Dr. Alma was the only one to graduate from a 4-year university and the first migrant farm worker to graduate from dental school from one of the poorest counties in Texas. She graduated cum laude from Pan American University with a double degree in Pre-Med/Secondary Education.
Later she graduated from UTHSC Houston-Dental School and was chosen one of thirty-six students throughout the United States to attend a Tulane University summer program to do research in Infectious Diseases.
As a certified secondary education teacher in the subjects of Biology, Chemistry and Physical Science, Dr. Alma taught in the Roma CIS District.
Dr. Alma was married to her late husband, Mr. Ernest D. Lynch, an Army Veteran, for 32 years. Mr. Lynch served during the Nixon years as a White House police officer and later as a Secret Service sharp shooter before moving to South Texas where he met Alma. They endured many hardships together with frequent moves while he worked along the border as a Federal narcotics agent with U.S. Customs. Officer Lynch then retired (after successfully putting the County Judge, County Sheriff and County Clerk behind Federal bars) and moved their family to Washington State.
Dr. Lynch served our U.S. Navy as a civilian dentist in the PAC NORWEST Naval Base BDC in Everett, Washington. Her expertise and excellence in oral surgery kept the Readiness for the men and women at the naval base at 98.5%. She also treated the men and women onboard the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln and the U.S.S. Carl Vincent. Doctor Alma received high recognition for her dedication to our men and women in uniform. She has also served as a Dental Director at Community Centers both in Washington State and in Texas.
Today, Dr. Alma Arredondo-Lynch has a private dental practice in Uvalde, Texas and also works her nearby ranch where she cares for her livestock (longhorn steers, horses, donkey, chickens, and turkeys). She plows her own fields, and manages the wildlife.
A proud mother of 3 Aggie children, Dr. Alma is driven by her Christian faith. When asked why she is running for US Congress, District 23, she says “My Christian faith drives me to seek this office to restore the values that have been eroded by politically correct politicians who have forgotten who they represent and who do not support our President … VIVA TRUMP!”