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Gallego ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2012|Texas']] [[Texas' 23rd congressional district elections, 2012|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 faced [[Francisco Canseco]] (R), [[Jeffrey Blunt]] (L), and [[Ed Scharf]] (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.txdemocrats.org/2012/ Democratic candidate list]</ref><ref>[http://enr.sos.state.tx.us/enr/results/may29_161_state.htm Unofficial Democratic primary results]</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/TX_US_House_0731.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS Associated Press primary runoff results]</ref>
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Gallego ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2012|Texas']] [[Texas' 23rd congressional district elections, 2012|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 defeated [[Francisco Canseco]] (R), [[Jeffrey Blunt]] (L), and [[Ed Scharf]] (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.txdemocrats.org/2012/ Democratic candidate list]</ref><ref>[http://enr.sos.state.tx.us/enr/results/may29_161_state.htm Unofficial Democratic primary results]</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/TX_US_House_0731.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS Associated Press primary runoff results]</ref>
 
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Pete Gallego
Pete Gallego.jpg
Texas State House, District 74
Incumbent
In office
1991 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2013
Years in position 23
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$7,200
Per diem$150 per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1990
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Pete Gallego is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 74 since 1991. He is a 2012 Democratic candidate who won election to the U.S. House representing the 23rd Congressional District of Texas.

Gallego is an Attorney with Brown McCarroll, Limited Liability Partnership and the Owner of Holland Lofts.

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.[1]

Gallego is seeking election to the U.S. House in 2012, instead of seeking re-election to the Texas House of Representatives.

Gallego defeated Republican incumbent Francisco Canseco on November 6, 2012.[2]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

Issues

  • 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.[3]

Elections

2012

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

Gallego ran 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 defeated Francisco Canseco (R), Jeffrey Blunt (L), and Ed Scharf (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

U.S. House of Representatives Runoff Election, Texas, Congressional District 23 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

[7]

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.[8]

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.[9] Gallego raised $458,786 for his campaign; Kincaid raised $8,550.[10]

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.[11]

Gallego raised $213,343 for his campaign.[12]

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.[13]

Gallego raised $195,574 for his campaign.[14]

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).[15]

Gallego raised $239,628 for his campaign while Nieto raised $20,221.[16]

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.[17]

Gallego raised $130,043 for his campaign.[18]

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.[19]

Gallego raised $89,352 for his campaign.[20]

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.[21]

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).[22]

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.[23]

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

2012

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Gallego's reports.[24]

Pete Gallego (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[25]April 15, 2012$127,117.27$302,172.50$(147,906.19)$281,383.58
Pre-Primary[26]May 17, 2012$281,383.58$65,526.58$(263,523.04)$83,387.12
July Quarterly[27]July 15, 2012$83,387.12$183,566.82$(153,287.80)$113,666.14
Pre-Runoff[28]July 19, 2012$113,666.14$4,846$(118,512.14)$7,050.92
Running totals
$556,111.9$(683,229.17)

2010

Gallego raised a total of $643,746 in 2010. Below are Gallego's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:[29]

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.[30]

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. [31]

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. [32]

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. [33]

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

Endorsements

2012

Galego was endorsed by the mayor of San Antonio, Julian Castro in the runoff against Ciro Rodriguez.[34]

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."[35] 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.

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References

  1. Project Vote Smart - Rep. Gallego
  2. Politico "2012 Election Map, Texas"
  3. Texas Legislature - Bills Authored/Joint Authored by Rep. Gallego
  4. Democratic candidate list
  5. Unofficial Democratic primary results
  6. Associated Press primary runoff results
  7. Texas Secretary of State, "Race Summary Report-2012 Democratic Party Primary Runoff," accessed August 30, 2012
  8. Official Texas Election Results
  9. Texas House official election results for 2008
  10. District 74 Texas House candidate funds, 2008
  11. Texas House official election results for 2006
  12. District 74 Texas House candidate funds, 2006
  13. Texas House official election results for 2004
  14. District 74 Texas House candidate funds, 2004
  15. Texas House official election results for 2002
  16. District 74 Texas House candidate funds, 2002
  17. Texas House official election results for 2000
  18. District 74 Texas House candidate funds, 2000
  19. Texas House official election results for 1998
  20. District 74 Texas House candidate funds, 1998
  21. Texas House official election results for 1996
  22. Texas House official election results for 1994
  23. Texas House official election results for 1992
  24. Federal Election Commission "Pete Gallego's Summary Report," Accessed July 27, 2012
  25. Federal Election Commission "Pete Gallego April Quarterly," Accessed July 27, 2012
  26. Federal Election Commission "Pete Gallego Pre-Primary," Accessed July 27, 2012
  27. Federal Election Commission "Pete Gallego July Quarterly," Accessed July 27, 2012
  28. Federal Election Commission "Pete Gallego Pre-Runoff," Accessed July 27, 2012
  29. Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
  30. Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
  31. Follow the Money - 2006 Campaign contributions
  32. Follow the Money - 2004 Campaign contributions
  33. Follow the Money - 2002 Campaign contributions
  34. Burnt Orange Report, "San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro Endorses Pete Gallego in CD-23 Runoff," July 12, 2012
  35. Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index"
Political offices
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