|U.S. House, Texas, District 23|
|January 3, 2013-Present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Texas State House|
|Bachelor's||Sul Ross State University|
|J.D.||University of Texas|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Analysis
- 8 Personal
- 9 Endorsements
- 10 Scorecards
- 11 External links
- 12 References
Gallego is a former member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 74 from 1991 to 2013.
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.
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.
- 2013-present: U.S. House of Representatives from Texas
- 1990-2013: Texas House of Representatives
- 1990-present: Practicing lawyer
- 1986-1989: Assistant attorney general
Gallego serves on the following committees:
- Committee on Agriculture
- Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
- Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Development, and Credit
- Committee on Armed Services
- Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
Texas State House
Pete Gallego served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:
- Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Chair
- General Investigating & Ethics Committee
- State Affairs Committee
- 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.
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.
|U.S. House, Texas District 23 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Francisco Canseco Incumbent||45.6%||87,547|
|Libertarian||Jeffrey C. Blunt||3%||5,841|
|Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|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|
| Texas House of Representatives, District 74 |
2010 General election results
|Pete Gallego (D)||15,720||54.81%|
|Thomas Kincaid, Jr. (R)||12,957||45.18%|
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. Gallego raised $458,786 for his campaign; Kincaid raised $8,550.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 74|
|Pete Gallego (D)||26,235||64.19%|
|Thomas Kincaid, Jr. (R)||14,633||35.80%|
Gallego raised $213,343 for his campaign.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 74 (2006)|
|Pete Gallego (D)||19,324|
Gallego raised $195,574 for his campaign.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 74 (2004)|
|Pete Gallego (D)||28,497|
Gallego raised $239,628 for his campaign while Nieto raised $20,221.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 74 (2002)|
|Pete Gallego (D)||21,326|
|Pedro "Pete" Nieto (R)||8,688|
Gallego raised $130,043 for his campaign.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 74 (2000)|
|Pete Gallego (D)||26,019|
Gallego raised $89,352 for his campaign.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 74 (1998)|
|Pete Gallego (D)||16,293|
|Texas House of Representatives, District 74 (1996)|
|Pete Gallego (D)||22,994|
|Texas House of Representatives, District 74 (1994)|
|Pete Gallego (D)||14,178|
|Robert Garza (R)||8,645|
|Texas House of Representatives, District 74 (1992)|
|Pete Gallego (D)||22,779|
On November 4, 1990 Gallego won election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 74th District.
|Pete Gallego (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2012||$127,117.27||$302,172.50||$(147,906.19)||$281,383.58|
|Pre-Primary||May 17, 2012||$281,383.58||$65,526.58||$(263,523.04)||$83,387.12|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2012||$83,387.12||$183,566.82||$(153,287.80)||$113,666.14|
|Pre-Runoff||July 19, 2012||$113,666.14||$4,846||$(118,512.14)||$7,050.92|
Gallego raised a total of $643,746 in 2010. Below are Gallego's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:
|Huddleston Albert D.||$50,000|
|Butt, Charles C.||$20,000|
|Peisen Val Lamantia||$15,000|
|Simmons, Harold C.||$15,000|
In the 2008 election, Gallego raised a total of $458,786.
His four largest contributors in 2008 were:
|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|
In the 2006 election, Gallego raised a total of $213,343. 
His five largest contributors in 2006 were:
|Huddleston, Albert D||$20,000|
|Four Donors, Eeach Donating $5,000||$5,000|
In the 2004 election, Gallego raised a total of $195,574. 
His five largest contributors in 2004 were:
|Huddleston, Albert D||$10,000|
|Texans for Family Values PAC||$8,000|
|William Bailey Law Firm||$8,000|
|Three Donors, Each Donating $5,000||$5,000|
In the 2002 election, Gallego raised a total of $239,628. 
His five largest contributors in 2002 were:
|Texas Trial Lawyers Association||$7,000|
|Texas Classroom Teachers Association||$6,500|
|Huddleston, Albert D||$5,000|
|Zuniga, Manuel & Jane||$5,000|
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.
Gallego is married to his wife Maria. Together, they have one child.
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." Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.
Pete Gallego received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
- Social media:
- Summary, biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Profile at Wikipedia
- Campaign finance reports and data at the Federal Election Commission
- Financial information at OpenSecrets.org
- Campaign contributions at Follow The Money
- Official Campaign Contributions
- Freedom Speaks profile
- Texas State Directory profile
- Texas Political Almanac HD 74 page
- Texas Tribune profile & bio
- Vote-TX.org profile
- State Surge profile
- Mexican American Legislative Caucus profile
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Gallego
- Politico "2012 Election Map, Texas"
- National Journal "Texas, 23rd House District: Pete Gallego (D)," November 7, 2012
- CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
- Texas Legislature - Bills Authored/Joint Authored by Rep. Gallego
- 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
- Official Texas Election Results
- Texas House official election results for 2008
- District 74 Texas House candidate funds, 2008
- Texas House official election results for 2006
- District 74 Texas House candidate funds, 2006
- Texas House official election results for 2004
- District 74 Texas House candidate funds, 2004
- Texas House official election results for 2002
- District 74 Texas House candidate funds, 2002
- Texas House official election results for 2000
- District 74 Texas House candidate funds, 2000
- Texas House official election results for 1998
- District 74 Texas House candidate funds, 1998
- Texas House official election results for 1996
- Texas House official election results for 1994
- Texas House official election results for 1992
- Federal Election Commission "Pete Gallego's Summary Report," Accessed July 27, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Pete Gallego April Quarterly," Accessed July 27, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Pete Gallego Pre-Primary," Accessed July 27, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Pete Gallego July Quarterly," Accessed July 27, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Pete Gallego Pre-Runoff," Accessed July 27, 2012
- Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
- Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
- Follow the Money - 2006 Campaign contributions
- Follow the Money - 2004 Campaign contributions
- Follow the Money - 2002 Campaign contributions
- OpenSecrets.org "Pete Gallego (D-Texas), 2011," accessed February 25, 2013
- Burnt Orange Report, "San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro Endorses Pete Gallego in CD-23 Runoff," July 12, 2012
- Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index"
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