|U.S. House, Texas, District 23|
|Texas House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||Saint Mary's University, 1973|
|Master's||Our Lady of the Lake University, 1976|
|Birthday||December 9, 1946|
|Place of birth||Piedras Negras, Mexico|
|Profession||Consultant/Owner, Rio Strategies|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Issues
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Personal
- 6 External links
- 7 See also
- 8 References
Rodriguez earned his BA in Political Science form Saint Mary's University in 1973. He went on to receive his MSW in Social Work from Our Lad of the Lake University in 1976. Rodriguez has previously been employed as a social worker and instructor. He has been a consultant/owner of Rio Strategies since 2004. Rodriguez formerly served in both the Texas House of Representatives and the U.S. House.
Frequency of Voting with Democratic Leadership
According to a July 2010 analysis of 1,357 votes cast from January 1, 2009, to June 16, 2010, Rodriguez voted with the House Democratic leadership 98.9% of the time. That same analysis reported that he also voted with party leadership 97.7% of the time in 2010.
Washington Post Analysis
A separate analysis from The Washington Post from July 23, 2010, concluded that he voted 98.2% of the time with a majority of Democrats in the House of Representatives.
Allegations of Illegal Campaign Contributions
See Report of the Federal Election Commission Audit Division on Representative Ciro D.Rodriguez for Congress.
Illegal Contributions reached aprox. $90,000 USD.
http://www.fec.gov/agenda/2009/mtgdoc0927.pdf (copy and paste link)
About the Campaign (p. 2) Ciro D. Rodriguez for Congress (CRFC) is the principal campaign committee for Ciro D. Rodriguez, Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Texas, 23rd District and is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. For more infonnation, see the Campaign Organization Chart, p. 2.
Findings and Recommendations (p. 3)
Misstatement of Financial Activity (Finding 1)
Failure to file 48-Hour Notices (Finding 2)
Impennissible Contributions (Finding 3)
Impennissible Receipt and Use of Funds (Finding 4)
Rodriguez's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Getting our Economy back on Track
- Excerpt: "Voted against the Wall Street Bailout but for Wall Street Reform — clamping down on predatory lending and sub-prime loans, while empowering consumers.Provided over $100 million to our school districts preventing teachers from getting laid off and protecting our children’s education. Increased tax cuts and tax credits for small businesses who create one out of every two jobs in America."
- Keeping Our Promise to Our Veterans
- Excerpt: "Helped pass the largest increase in veteran’s health care funding in history and helped pass the Wounded Warrior Act, reducing red tape for veterans in needFought to increase support and benefits for military spouses, family caregivers, and the children of veterans."
- Standing Up for Border Security
- Excerpt: "Secured over $8 million for local law enforcement agenciesHelped pass an emergency spending bill to hire 1,200 additional border patrol guards and secure enhanced border surveillance technology. Sponsored the Border Reinforcement and Violence Reduction Act."
- Protecting Our Children and Senior Citizen
- Excerpt: "Expanded coverage for children and young adults by making them eligible for family health coverage through the age of 26. Made sure insurance companies no longer deny coverage for pre-existing conditions and keep their rates stable once someone gets sick."
Rodriguez ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 23rd District. He and Pete Gallego defeated John Bustamante in the Democratic primary on May 29, 2012. He was then defeated in the runoff by Gallego.
|U.S. House of Representatives Runoff Election, Texas, Congressional District 23 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Pete P. Gallego||54.8%||15,815|
|Ciro D. Rodriguez||45.2%||13,038|
|Ciro Rodriguez (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2012||$70,373.94||$15,092||$(841.66)||$84,624.28|
|Pre-Primary||May 17, 2012||$84,624.28||$13,313||$(36,862.80)||$61,074.48|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2012||$61,074.48||$49,635||$(86,867.11)||$23,842.37|
|Pre-Runoff||July 19, 2012||$23,842.37||$12,069.07||$(16,188.95)||$19,722.49|
Rodriguez and his wife, Carolina, have one child.
- Official campaign website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Official Facebook campaign website
- YouTube channel
- Texas' 36th Congressional District elections, 2012
- United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2012
- U.S. House elections, 2012
- San Antonio Express-News, "District 23 contest now has a familiar name", September 7, 2011
- Project Vote Smart biography
- A Line of Sight, July 2010
- The Washington Post analysis
- Campaign website, Issues
- Democratic candidate list
- Unofficial Democratic primary results
- Associated Press primary runoff results
- Texas Secretary of State, "Race Summary Report-2012 Democratic Party Primary Runoff," accessed August 30, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Ciro Rodriguez's Summary Report," Accessed July 27, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Ciro Rodriguez April Quarterly," Accessed July 27, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Ciro Rodriguez Pre-Primary," Accessed July 27, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Ciro Rodriguez July Quarterly," Accessed July 27, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Ciro Rodriguez Pre-Runoff," Accessed July 27, 2012
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