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Ruben Gallego
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Arizona House of Representatives District 27
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$24,000/year
Per diem$35/day for the first 120 days of regular session and for special sessions and $10/day thereafter.
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Education
Bachelor'sHarvard College
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Ruben Gallego is a Democratic member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing District 27. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. In the 2013 session, Gallego serves as Assistant Minority Leader.

Gallego has served as vice chair of the Arizona Democratic Party and as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention.

Biography

Gallego earned his Bachelor's degree in International Relations from Harvard College. Gallego served in the United States Marine Corps in Iraq.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Gallego served on the following committees:

Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013
Public Safety, Military and Regulatory Affairs
Ways and Means

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Gallego served on these committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Gallego's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • for Us
Excerpt: "Representative Gallego always acts with our area’s interests in mind. As our legislator, Ruben has fought for more jobs and economic development in the district, supporting expedited construction of the Loop 202 extension and turning the Salt River riverbank into one of the nation’s largest solar energy fields."
  • for Bipartisan Solutions
Excerpt: "Ruben has been a consistent voice for bipartisanship in the legislature. Of the 21 bills introduced or co-sponsored by Rep. Gallego that passed last session, all of them were sent to the governor with wide support from Democrats and Republicans."
  • for Arizona’s Veterans
Excerpt: "A Marine and veteran of the Iraq War, Ruben is known as one of Arizona’s most vocal advocates for veterans’ issues – especially for troops coming home from Afghanistan and Iraq. In the last two years, Ruben has passed multiple bills and administrative changes supporting our veterans."
  • for Better K-12 Education
Excerpt: "A tireless advocate for quality education, Ruben supports reforms that would benefit our area and all of Arizona’s school-age children, including: Year-round school in urban areas to reduce teen pregnancy rates, juvenile crime rates, and to ease financial burdens on low and middle-income families during the summer months."
  • for Quality, Affordable Higher Education
Excerpt: "As someone who relied on aid to make it through college, Ruben understands the importance of quality, affordable higher education, and recognizes the vital role that higher education plays in providing opportunities for all."

Scorecards

Goldwater Institute

See also: Goldwater Institute's Legislative Report Card

The Goldwater Institute releases its "Legislative Report Card" annually for all Arizona legislators. This report card tracks how legislators voted on key votes and assigns them a letter grade based on how closely their votes agree with the Institute's positions. The primary values emphasized in the ratings are whether votes expand or restrict liberty.[2]

2012

Gallego received a score of 40 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of D- according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. This score was 4 higher than his score on the 2011 report card. Gallego’s 40 in 2012 was tied for the 43rd highest grade among all 60 Arizona State Representatives.[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2012

Gallego won re-election in the 2012 election for Arizona House of Representatives District 27. He and incumbent Catherine H. Miranda defeated Reginald Bolding in the August 28, 2012, Democratic primary. He won the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 27, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRuben Gallego Incumbent 40.5% 27,522
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCatherine Miranda Incumbent 39.2% 26,683
     Republican Daniel Coleman 14.8% 10,088
     Green Angel Torres 5.4% 3,702
Total Votes 67,995


Arizona House of Representatives, District 27 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRuben Gallego Incumbent 38.1% 4,996
Green check mark transparent.pngCatherine Miranda Incumbent 36.6% 4,800
Reginald Bolding 25.4% 3,334
Total Votes 13,130

2010

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010

Gallego faced Cloves Campbell Jr. (incumbent), Sandra Gonzales, Cristy Lopez, Catherine H. Miranda and Jim Munoz in the August 24 primary. Gallego and Miranda advanced with 3,656 and 3,106 votes, respectively. They then defeated Michael Gular (R) and Angel Torres in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5][6]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 16 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Catherine H. Miranda (D) 19,197
Green check mark transparent.png Ruben Gallego (D) 18,365
Michael Gular (R) 8,551
Angel Torres (G) 2,532
Arizona House of Representatives, District 16 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Ruben Gallego (D) 3,656
Green check mark transparent.png Catherine H. Miranda (D) 3,106
Cloves Campbell Jr. (D) 2,866
Jim Munoz, Jr. (D) 2,038
Sandra Gonzales (D) 1,744
Cristy Lopez (D) 765

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gallego is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Gallego raised a total of $155,845 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.[7]

Ruben Gallego's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arizona State House, District 27 Won $57,638
2010 Arizona State House, District 16 Won $98,207
Grand Total Raised $155,845

2012

Gallego won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Gallego raised a total of $57,638.

2010

Gallego won election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Gallego raised a total of $98,207.

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