Robert Montoya is a correspondent for the Metroplex Bureau of Empower Texans.
Robert was born in the great city of Houston, TX and grew up in the Midwest. He first lived in Eureka, MO; then Lombard, IL; and finally Cincinnati, OH before returning to Texas in 2006.
He jumped into filmmaking with both feet shortly after arriving in Fort Worth and worked on seven different films, including his own short film Impact. He still strongly desires for Texas to become the “Third Coast” of filmmaking, but not at the taxpayers’ expense.
He later attended the University of North Texas and graduated in 2015 with a BA in History and a minor in Japanese. He also studied abroad at Kansai Gaidai University in Hirakata City, Japan in the fall of 2013. During this time, his love for Japan, the Japanese language, and the Japanese people deepened.
Following graduation, this love motivated Robert to move to Nishiwaki, Japan where he worked as an assistant language teacher of English for ALTIA CENTRAL, assigned to various public schools in the area. He regards this as one of the happiest times of his life where he lived, worked, and acclimated himself to the Japanese lifestyle. ALTIA CENTRAL also taught him the value of education and the proper way to train, develop, and hold teachers accountable to ensure students are getting the very best.
Robert has long had a passion for conservative politics, starting with his study of American history while he was homeschooled. His first foray into politics included volunteering for U.S. Representative Steve Chabot’s campaign in 2000 and later interning in his office. During the 2016 presidential election, Robert felt the call to jump into politics for the cause of liberty. After moving back from Japan in 2017, he served with several campaigns including State Sens. Bob Hall’s and Konni Burton’s re-election campaigns, and Deanna Metzger’s run for State House District 107.
Robert then worked at Direct Action Texas until he joined the team at Empower Texans in December of 2018.
Robert’s passion is to help grow the conservative movement and advance liberty. When not focused on politics, he still maintains his passion for Japan, film, and cooking.