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}}{{TOCnestright}}'''Pete Gallego''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[Texas' 23rd congressional district]].  He was first elected in 2012. He defeated incumbent [[Francisco Canseco]] (R), [[Jeffrey Blunt]] (L), and [[Ed Scharf]] (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Texas"]</ref>
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}}{{TOCnestright}}'''Pete Gallego''' (b. December 2, 1961 in Alpine, Texas) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[Texas' 23rd congressional district]].  He was first elected in 2012. He defeated incumbent [[Francisco Canseco]] (R), [[Jeffrey Blunt]] (L), and [[Ed Scharf]] (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Texas"]</ref>
  
 
Gallego is a former member of the [[Texas House of Representatives]], representing District 74 from 1991 to 2013.
 
Gallego is a former member of the [[Texas House of Representatives]], representing District 74 from 1991 to 2013.

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Pete Gallego
Pete Gallego.jpg
U.S. House, Texas, District 23
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorFrancisco Canseco (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$1,802,830
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Texas State House
1991-2013
Education
Bachelor'sSul Ross State University
J.D.University of Texas
Personal
BirthdayDecember 2, 1961
Place of birthAlpine, Texas
Net worth$713,503
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Pete Gallego (b. December 2, 1961 in Alpine, Texas) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing Texas' 23rd congressional district. He was first elected in 2012. He defeated incumbent Francisco Canseco (R), Jeffrey Blunt (L), and Ed Scharf (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Gallego is a former member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 74 from 1991 to 2013.

Gallego is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[2]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Gallego is a more moderate left of center Democratic Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Democratic Party line more than his fellow members.

Biography

Gallego was born and raised in Alpine, Texas. His father was the first Hispanic elected to the school board and his parents started a credit union for Latinos when local banks wouldn't lend to them. He graduated from Sul Ross State University and went on to get a law degree from the University of Texas. He sits on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, and the Texas Equal Access to Justice Foundation.[3][4]

Career

  • 1986-1989: Assistant attorney general[4]
  • 1990-2013: Texas House of Representatives[4]
  • 1990-present: Practicing lawyer[4]
  • 2013-present: U.S. House of Representatives from Texas

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Gallego serves on the following committees:[5]

Texas State House

2011-2012

Pete Gallego served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

Issues

Gallego sponsored the following legislation while a member of the Texas House of Representatives:

  • HB 812 - Relating to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for the spouses of certain military personnel.
  • HB 1679 - Relating to limiting the liability of space flight entities.
  • HB 1681 - Relating to the authority of general-law municipalities to restrict sex offenders from child safety zones in the municipality.
  • HB 3135 - Relating to a TEXAS grant pilot project to provide incentives for students to attend certain underutilized public institutions of higher education.[6]

Elections

2014

See also: Texas' 23rd congressional district elections, 2014

Gallego is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[2]

2012

See also: Texas' 23rd congressional district elections, 2012

Gallego won election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 23rd District. He and Ciro Rodriguez defeated John Bustamante in the May 29, 2012, Democratic primary. Gallego went on to defeat Rodriguez in the July 31 runoff. He then defeated incumbent Francisco Canseco (R), Jeffrey Blunt (L), and Ed Scharf (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[7][8][9]

U.S. House, Texas District 23 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPete Gallego 50.3% 96,676
     Republican Francisco Canseco Incumbent 45.6% 87,547
     Libertarian Jeffrey C. Blunt 3% 5,841
     Green Ed Scharf 1.1% 2,105
Total Votes 192,169
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


U.S. House, Texas District 23 Runoff Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPete P. Gallego 54.8% 15,815
Ciro D. Rodriguez 45.2% 13,038
Total Votes 28,853

[10]

U.S. House, Texas District 23 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCiro Rodriguez Incumbent 46% 18,237
Green check mark transparent.pngPete Gallego 40.8% 16,202
John Bustamante 13.2% 5,240
Total Votes 39,679

Endorsements

2012

Galego was endorsed by the mayor of San Antonio, Julian Castro in the runoff against Ciro Rodriguez.[11]

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Gallego won re-election in District 74 in 2010. He was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and defeated Republican Thomas Kincaid, Jr. in the November 2 general election.[12]

Texas House of Representatives, District 74
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Pete Gallego (D) 15,720 54.81%
Thomas Kincaid, Jr. (R) 12,957 45.18%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Gallego won re-election to the [[Texas House of Representatives] from Texas's 74th District, defeating Thomas Kincaid, Jr. (R). Gallego received 26,235 votes in the election while Kincaid received 14,633 votes.[13] Gallego raised $458,786 for his campaign; Kincaid raised $8,550.[14]

Texas House of Representatives, District 74
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Pete Gallego (D) 26,235 64.19%
Thomas Kincaid, Jr. (R) 14,633 35.80%

2006

On November 4, 2006, Gallego won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 74th District, unopposed.[15]

Gallego raised $213,343 for his campaign.[16]

Texas House of Representatives, District 74 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Pete Gallego (D) 19,324

2004

On November 4, 2004, Gallego won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 74th District, unopposed.[17]

Gallego raised $195,574 for his campaign.[18]

Texas House of Representatives, District 74 (2004)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Pete Gallego (D) 28,497

2002

On November 4, 2002, Gallego won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 74th District, defeating Pedro "Pete" Nieto (R).[19]

Gallego raised $239,628 for his campaign while Nieto raised $20,221.[20]

Texas House of Representatives, District 74 (2002)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Pete Gallego (D) 21,326
Pedro "Pete" Nieto (R) 8,688

2000

On November 4, 2000, Gallego won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 74th District, unopposed.[21]

Gallego raised $130,043 for his campaign.[22]

Texas House of Representatives, District 74 (2000)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Pete Gallego (D) 26,019

1998

On November 4, 1998, Gallego won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 74th District, unopposed.[23]

Gallego raised $89,352 for his campaign.[24]

Texas House of Representatives, District 74 (1998)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Pete Gallego (D) 16,293

1996

On November 4, 1996, Gallego won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 74th District, unopposed.[25]

Texas House of Representatives, District 74 (1996)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Pete Gallego (D) 22,994

1994

On November 4, 1994, Gallego won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 74th District, defeating Robert Garza (R).[26]

Texas House of Representatives, District 74 (1994)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Pete Gallego (D) 14,178
Robert Garza (R) 8,645

1992

On November 4, 1992, Gallego won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 74th District, unopposed.[27]

Texas House of Representatives, District 74 (1992)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Pete Gallego (D) 22,779

1990

On November 4, 1990, Gallego won election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 74th District.

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gallego is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Gallego raised a total of $1,802,830 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[28]

Pete Gallego's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Texas, District 23) Won $1,802,830
Grand Total Raised $1,802,830

2012

Breakdown of the source of Gallego's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Gallego won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Gallego's campaign committee raised a total of $1,802,830 and spent $1,767,938.[29]

2010

Gallego raised a total of $643,746 in 2010. Below are Gallego's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:[30]

Contributor 2010 total
Huddleston Albert D. $50,000
Butt, Charles C. $20,000
Peisen Val Lamantia $15,000
Chickasaw Nation $15,000
Simmons, Harold C. $15,000

2008

In the 2008 election, Gallego raised a total of $458,786.[31]

His four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Vote Texas PAC $37,108
Six Donors, Each Donating $10,000 $10,000
Brown McCarroll LLP $8,500
Three Donors, Each Donating $6,000 $6,000

2006

In the 2006 election, Gallego raised a total of $213,343. [32]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Huddleston, Albert D $20,000
Poindexter, John $10,000
Four Donors, Eeach Donating $5,000 $5,000
Chickasaw Nation $4,000
AT&T $3,500

2004

In the 2004 election, Gallego raised a total of $195,574. [33]

His five largest contributors in 2004 were:

Donor Amount
Huddleston, Albert D $10,000
Texans for Family Values PAC $8,000
William Bailey Law Firm $8,000
Havins, Eddie $5,500
Three Donors, Each Donating $5,000 $5,000

2002

In the 2002 election, Gallego raised a total of $239,628. [34]

His five largest contributors in 2002 were:

Donor Amount
Texas Trial Lawyers Association $7,000
Texas Classroom Teachers Association $6,500
Huddleston, Albert D $5,000
Crowley, Timothy $5,000
Zuniga, Manuel & Jane $5,000

Analysis

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Gallego missed 1 of 89 roll call votes from January 2013 to March 2013. This amounts to 1.1%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[35]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Gallego's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $136,009 to $1,290,998. That averages to $713,503, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874.[36]

Voting with party

2013

The website Open Congress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Gallego has voted with the Democratic Party 87.1% of the time. This ranked 190th among the 201 House Democrats as of June 2013.[37]

Scorecards

Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy."[38] Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.

2011

Pete Gallego received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

Personal

Gallego is married to his wife Maria. Together, they have one child.[4]

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References

  1. Politico "2012 Election Map, Texas"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," March 5, 2013
  3. Project Vote Smart - Rep. Gallego
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 National Journal "Texas, 23rd House District: Pete Gallego (D)," November 7, 2012
  5. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  6. Texas Legislature - Bills Authored/Joint Authored by Rep. Gallego
  7. Democratic candidate list
  8. Unofficial Democratic primary results
  9. Associated Press primary runoff results
  10. Texas Secretary of State, "Race Summary Report-2012 Democratic Party Primary Runoff," accessed August 30, 2012
  11. Burnt Orange Report, "San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro Endorses Pete Gallego in CD-23 Runoff," July 12, 2012
  12. Official Texas Election Results
  13. Texas House official election results for 2008
  14. District 74 Texas House candidate funds, 2008
  15. Texas House official election results for 2006
  16. District 74 Texas House candidate funds, 2006
  17. Texas House official election results for 2004
  18. District 74 Texas House candidate funds, 2004
  19. Texas House official election results for 2002
  20. District 74 Texas House candidate funds, 2002
  21. Texas House official election results for 2000
  22. District 74 Texas House candidate funds, 2000
  23. Texas House official election results for 1998
  24. District 74 Texas House candidate funds, 1998
  25. Texas House official election results for 1996
  26. Texas House official election results for 1994
  27. Texas House official election results for 1992
  28. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Pete Gallego," Accessed March 25, 2013
  29. Open Secrets "Pete Gallego 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 5, 2013
  30. Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
  31. Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
  32. Follow the Money - 2006 Campaign contributions
  33. Follow the Money - 2004 Campaign contributions
  34. Follow the Money - 2002 Campaign contributions
  35. GovTrack, "Pete Gallego," Accessed April 2, 2013
  36. OpenSecrets.org "Pete Gallego (D-Texas), 2011," accessed February 25, 2013
  37. Open Congress "Voting With Party," Accessed June 4, 2013
  38. Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index"
Political offices
Preceded by
Francisco Canseco
U.S. House of Representatives - Texas District 23
2013-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Texas House District 74
1991–2013
Succeeded by
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