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Charles A. "Charlie" Gonzalez
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U.S. House of Representatives, Texas, 20th District
In office
January 3, 1999-present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 16
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 3, 1998
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Texas state district court judge, Bexar County
County judge, Bexar County, TX
High schoolThomas A. Edison High School, TX
Bachelor'sUniversity of Texas, Austin
J.D.St. Mary’s School of Law
ReligionRoman Catholic
Campaign website
Charles A. "Charlie" Gonzalez (b. May 5, 1945) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Texas. Gonzalez represents the 20th congressional district of Texas and was first elected to the House in 1998.


After graduating from the University of Texas, Gonzalez went on to earn his J.D. from St. Mary's School of Law. Gonzalez taught 5th grade for one year before pursuing his legal career. Gonzalez's father represented Texas's 20th district from 1961 to 1998, when Gonzalez succeeded him.[1]


  • 1999-present: U.S. House of Representatives
  • 1989-1997: Texas state district court judge, Bexar County
  • 1983-1987: County judge, Bexar County, TX

Committee assignments

U.S. House


Gonzalez serves on the following House committees[2]:

  • Committee on Energy and Commerce
    • Subcommittee on Health
    • Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Power
  • [[United States House of Representatives Committee on House Administration|Committee on House Administration}}
    • Subcommittee on Elections
    • Subcommittee on House Operations
    • Subcommittee on Capitol Security


Political positions



On November 2, 2010, Gonzalez won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Clayton Trotter (R) and Michael "Commander" Idrogo (L).[3]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Texas, Congressional District 20, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCharles A. Gonzalez Incumbent 63.6% 58,645
     Republican Clayton Trotter 34.4% 31,757
     Libertarian Michael "Commander" Idrogo 1.9% 1,783
Total Votes 92,185

Campaign donors

Breakdown of the source of Gonzalez's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Gonzalez won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Gonzalez's campaign committee raised a total of $921,601 and spent $970,471.[4]


Gonzalez has one son.[5]

External links


Political offices
Preceded by
Henry Gonzalez
U.S. House of Representatives - Texas, 20th District
Succeeded by