|U.S. House, Texas, District 23|
|January 3, 2013 - January 3, 2015|
|Predecessor||Francisco Canseco (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Texas State House|
|Assistant attorney general|
|Bachelor's||Sul Ross State University|
|J.D.||University of Texas|
|Date of birth||December 2, 1961|
|Place of birth||Alpine, Texas|
|Net worth||(2012) $666,007|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Key votes
- 4.1 113th Congress
- 4.2 National security
- 4.3 Economy
- 4.4 Immigration
- 4.5 Healthcare
- 4.6 Social issues
- 5 Issues
- 6 Elections
- 7 Campaign donors
- 8 Personal Gain Index
- 9 Analysis
- 10 Scorecards
- 11 Personal
- 12 Recent news
- 13 See also
- 14 External links
- 15 References
Gallego is a former member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 74 from 1991 to 2013.
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. In 2012, Gallego began drawing pension benefits from the state of Texas in addition to his annual congressional salary of $174,000.
- 1986-1989: Assistant attorney general
- 1991-2012: Texas House of Representatives
- 1990-present: Practicing lawyer
- 2013-2015: U.S. House of Representatives from Texas
Gallego served 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
- Subcommittee on Readiness
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
The second session of the 113th Congress enacted into law 114 out of the 3,036 introduced bills (3.8 percent). Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 4.2 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the second session. For more information pertaining to Gallego's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.
- See also: Bowe Bergdahl exchange
On September 9, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 644, a resolution condemning President Barack Obama's act of exchanging five Guantanamo Bay prisoners for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. The House voted 249-163 for resolution, with all Republicans and 22 Democrats supporting the bill. Fourteen Democrats and five Republicans did not vote on the resolution, while all other Democrats opposed its passage. Gallego dissented from the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.
Gallego voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.
Gallego voted for HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.
Gallego voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.
On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill. The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop. However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states. Gallego voted with 88 other Democratic representatives in favor of the bill.
On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014. The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill. The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations. It included a 1 percent increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency, and the protection of the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Gallego joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.
- See also: United States budget debate, 2013
On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201. At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference. Gallego voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.
The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies. The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Gallego voted for HR 2775.
Gallego donated his salary to a charity helping injured veterans while the government was shutdown.
Federal Pay Adjustment Act
Gallego voted for HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill called for a stop to a 0.5 percent pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years. Gallego was 1 of 44 Democrats who supported the bill, while 144 voted against it.
Morton Memos Prohibition
Gallego voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.
Healthcare Reform Rules
Gallego voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.
Gallego voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.
On The Issues Vote Match
- See also: On The Issues Vote Match
On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Gallego is a Moderate Liberal Populist. Gallego received a score of 52 percent on social issues and 31 percent on economic issues.
The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.
|On The Issues Vote Quiz|
|Economic Issues||Social Issues|
|Legally require hiring women & minorities||Strongly Favors||Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right||Strongly Favors|
|Expand ObamaCare||Strongly Favors||Comfortable with same-sex marriage||Unknown|
|Vouchers for school choice||Opposes||Keep God in the public sphere||Strongly Favors|
|Absolute right to gun ownership||Favors||Human needs over animal rights||Favors|
|Higher taxes on the wealthy||Favors||Stricter punishment reduces crime||Unknown|
|Support & expand free trade||Opposes||Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens||Strongly Favors|
|Stricter limits on political campaign funds||Favors||Maintain US sovereignty from UN||Unknown|
|Prioritize green energy||Strongly Opposes||Expand the military||Favors|
|Stimulus better than market-led recovery||Favors||Stay out of Iran||Unknown|
|Privatize Social Security||Strongly Opposes||Never legalize marijuana||Unknown|
|Note: Information last updated: April 19, 2015. If you notice the rating has changed, email us.|
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.
- Healthcare - Gallego opposes repeal of the Affordable Care Act and voted against repeal in May 2013. Gallego's support for the Affordable Care Act has been attacked in advertisements by the Libre Initiative, a conservative Hispanic outreach group.
- Gay Rights - Gallego opposes gay marriage, stating, “I have never been in favor of gay marriage and I am not in favor of gay marriage." Gallego supports civil unions for same-sex couples.
- Abortion - Gallego supported an abortion law allowing minors to get an abortion with parental consent. Under the legislation a minor would have been able to bypass the requirement for parental consent by petitioning a judge.
- Medicare - Gallego opposes a voucher system and supports prescription drug negotiations.
- Immigration - Gallego has said that border security and immigration reform are two separate issues. He advocates immediate action on comprehensive immigration reform, writing "We can no longer delay immigration reform. The time to move forward is now." Gallego has said "Most people don’t really care where the idea comes from. They want action, they want something to happen, and they’re tired of the prolonged conversation." Gallego has expressed support for President Obama's immigration policies. He supports the DREAM Act
- Energy - Gallego has been supported by the Sierra Club and the League of Conservation Voters. According to Texas Climate News, Gallego's 2012 congressional victory "earned the celebratory attention of climate-action advocates." Gallego has voiced support for renewable and clean energy sources. The Sierra Club called Gallego a "clean energy champion." Mother Jones included Gallego in a list of the "Top Five Climate Hawks" who were elected to office in November 2012.
Gallego's campaign website listed the following issues:
—Pete Gallego's campaign website, http://petegallego.com/priorities
Texas' 23rd Congressional District was a battleground district in 2014 due to the fact that the seat was held by a Democrat, but the district had a slight Republican lean and was won by the Republican presidential candidate in both 2008 and 2012. Incumbent Pete Gallego faced no challenger in the Democratic primary. In the Republican primary, Will Hurd and Francisco Canseco advanced to a runoff election over Robert Lowry. Hurd triumphed over Canseco in the runoff primary on May 27, 2014. Hurd ultimately defeated incumbent Gallego and Libertarian candidate Ruben Corvalan in the general election on November 4, 2014.
Gallego was a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program was designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.
|U.S. House, Texas District 23 General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Pete Gallego Incumbent||47.7%||55,037|
|Source: Texas Secretary of State|
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 Democratic primary on May 29, 2012. 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.
|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, Texas District 23 Runoff Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Pete P. Gallego||54.8%||15,815|
|Ciro D. Rodriguez||45.2%||13,038|
|U.S. House, Texas District 23 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Ciro Rodriguez Incumbent||46%||18,237|
| 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' 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' 74th District.
The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Gallego attends.
Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.
Comprehensive donor history
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.
|Pete Gallego's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||U.S. House (Texas, District 23)||$1,802,830|
|Grand Total Raised||$1,802,830|
|Pete Gallego (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2013||$34,891.80||$233,683.84||$(87,233.93)||$181,341.71|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2013||$181,341.71||$243,410.84||$(104,218.83)||$320,533.72|
|October Quarterly||October 15, 2013||$320,533.72||$193,210.53||$(130,457.04)||$383,287.21|
|Year-End||January 31, 2014||$383,287||$226,937||$(77,876)||$532,348|
|Pre-Primary||February 20, 2014||$532,348||$70,739||$(70,649)||$532,437|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2014||$532,437||$273,424||$(74,918)||$730,943|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2014||$730,943||$414,396||$(331,056)||$814,283|
|October Quarterly||October 15, 2014||$814,283||$616,348||$(919,168)||$511,464|
|Pre-General||October 23, 2014||$511,464||$135,399||$(523,149)||$123,714|
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. This is more than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.
Cost per vote
Gallego spent $18.29 per vote received in 2012.
|U.S. House, Texas District 23, 2012 - Pete Gallego Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$2,712,704|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$2,534,135|
|Top contributors to Pete Gallego's campaign committee|
|Nix, Patterson & Roach||$58,750|
|Brown McCarroll Llp||$29,500|
|American Assn for Justice||$15,250|
|American Federation of Teachers||$15,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Public Sector Unions||$73,000|
|Beer, Wine & Liquor||$59,000|
To view the breakdown of campaign funding by type click [show] to expand the section.
Gallego raised a total of $643,746 in 2010. Below are Gallego's top five 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|
Personal Gain Index
- See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)
- See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)
The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a two-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of two different metrics:
PGI: Change in net worth
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Gallego's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $58,018 and $1,273,997. That averages to $666,007, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Gallego ranked as the 245th most wealthy representative in 2012. Between 2011 and 2012, Gallego's calculated net worth decreased by an average of 9 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.
|Pete Gallego Yearly Net Worth|
|Year||Average Net Worth|
|Growth from 2011 to 2012:||-9%|
|Average annual growth:||-9%|
|Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.|
PGI: Donation Concentration Metric
Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Gallego received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Lawyers/Law Firms industry.
From 2011-2014, 26.47 percent of Gallego's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.
|Pete Gallego Campaign Contributions|
|Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Public Sector Unions||$123,000|
|Beer, Wine & Liquor||$114,400|
|% total in top industry||11.63%|
|% total in top two industries||16.83%|
|% total in top five industries||26.47%|
The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.
Gallego most often voted with:
Gallego least often voted with:
Lifetime voting record
According to the website GovTrack, Gallego missed 17 of 1,072 roll call votes from January 2013 to July 2014. This amounts to 1.6 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.
National Journal vote ratings
- See also: National Journal vote ratings
Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.
Gallego ranked 192nd in the liberal rankings in 2013.
Voting with party
The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.
Gallego voted with the Democratic Party 78.7 percent of the time, which ranked 190th among the 204 House Democratic members as of July 2014.
Gallego voted with the Democratic Party 87.1 percent of the time, which ranked 190th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.
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.
Gallego is married to his wife Maria. Together, they have one child.
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- The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more restrictive answers.
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- Journal Sentinel, "Libre Initiative reaches out to Hispanics with free-enterprise message," February 23, 2014
- The Texas Tribune, "Gallego: Jesus Would Not Like Political Mailer," October 16, 2012
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- Houston Chronicle, "Pete Gallego: People want action on immigration reform, not prolonged debate," February 19, 2013
- El Paso Times, "State of the Union: Beto O'Rourke, Pete Gallego cheer immigration reform push," February 12, 2013
- The Hill, "Green groups tout election results as victory for clean energy," November 7, 2012
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- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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- This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).
- This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
- This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
- This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
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