Experience: House: District 23, 2013-2015
Home State: Texas
Running: President, United States, 2016
Total Raised: $1,310,393Coverage End: Thursday, June 30, 2016
Winning: Won with 0.00%
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    Full Name: Pete P. Gallego
    Gender: Male
    Family: Wife: Maria; 1 Child
    Birth Date: 12/02/1961
    Birth Place: Alpine, TX
    Home City: Alpine, TX


    JD, University of Texas School of Law, 1985
    BA, Political Science, Sul Ross State University, 1982

Political Experience

    Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 23, 2014
    Representative, United States House of Representatives, 2012-2014
    Representative, Texas State House of Representatives, 1990-2012

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees

    Member, Sunset Commission
    Chair, Mexican-American Legislative Caucus, 2001-2009
    Chair, House Democratic Caucus, 1991-2001

Professional Experience

    Former Assistant Attorney General
    Former Felony Prosecutor
    Attorney, Brown McCarroll, Limited Liability Partnership
    Former Dishwasher, Family Restaurant
    Owner, Holland Lofts
    Former Employee, Retail Clothing Store

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

    Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials
    Member, Board of Directors, Texas Equal Access to Justice Foundation
    Former Chair, Texas Lyceum Association

Additional Information


    Star of Texas Public Service Award, Common Cause of Texas
    Advocate for Justice Aaward, Coalition of Texas Victims' Groups
    List of Ten Best Legislators, Texas Monthly
General Survey
Issue Title Candidate's Answers
1. Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right

Strongly Support
2. Stricter punishment reduces crime

No Opinion
3. Marijuana is a gateway drug
4. Higher taxes on the wealthy

5. Stimulus better than market-led recovery

6. Vouchers for school choice

7. Make voter registration easier

8. Prioritize green energy

Strongly Oppose
9. Avoid foreign entanglements
10. Expand the military

11. Support & expand free trade

12. Support American Exceptionalism
13. Absolute right to gun ownership

14. Expand ObamaCare

Strongly Support
15. Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens

Strongly Support
16. EPA regulations are too restrictive

17. Keep God in the public sphere

Strongly Support
18. Legally require hiring more women & minorities

Strongly Support
19. Comfortable with same-sex marriage

No Opinion
20. Privatize Social Security

Strongly Oppose
Total: 8
Introduced Date Bill Number Bill Title Last Action
07/31/2014 H.R.5341 To delay for 1 year the application of Revenue Ruling 2012-18 with respect to the characterization of payments as tips or service charges. 07/31/2014 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.  (All Actions)
07/24/2014 H.R.5198 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an appeal process for designation as qualified census tracts and difficult development areas under the low-income housing credit. 07/24/2014 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.  (All Actions)
10/16/2013 H.R.3296 Pay America First Act 10/16/2013 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.  (All Actions)
09/28/2013 H.R.3215 Shutdown Pay for Members of Congress Act of 2013 09/28/2013 Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform  (All Actions)
09/28/2013 H.R.3214 Preserve our National Security Act 09/28/2013 Referred to the House Committee on Appropriations.  (All Actions)
07/19/2013 H.R.2755 Border Security Tax Relief Act of 2013 07/19/2013 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.  (All Actions)
04/09/2013 H.R.1420 American Export Promotion Act of 2013 04/09/2013 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.  (All Actions)
04/02/2013 H.R.1134 To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a grant program and pilot program designed to improve the delivery of health care to veterans residing in rural areas, and for other purposes. 04/02/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.  (All Actions)
Total: 188
Date Bill Number Bill Title Result Vote
01/02/2015 H.R.647 ABLE Act of 2014 Passed Yea
12/22/2014 H.R.4166 Lake Berryessa Recreation Enhancement Act of 2014
12/18/2014 H.R.4651 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 601 West Baker Road in Baytown, Texas, as the "Specialist Keith Erin Grace, Jr. Memorial Post Office".
12/18/2014 H.R.4199 To name the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Waco, Texas, as the "Doris Miller Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center".
12/18/2014 H.R.1281 Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2014
12/16/2014 H.R.2866 Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act
12/16/2014 H.R.78 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4110 Almeda Road in Houston, Texas, as the "George Thomas 'Mickey' Leland Post Office Building".
12/11/2014 H.R.1869 Biennial Budgeting and Enhanced Oversight Act of 2014
12/10/2014 H.R.5059 Clay Hunt SAV Act
12/10/2014 H.R.885 San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Boundary Expansion Act of 2013
11/17/2014 H.R.5012 Summer Meals Act of 2014
10/28/2014 H.R.5618 Veterans Health Administration Management Improvement Act
09/18/2014 H.R.5652 FRUGAL Act
09/18/2014 H.Con.Res.116 Congratulating the Sailors of the United States Submarine Force upon the completion of 4,000 ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) deterrent patrols.
09/18/2014 H.Res.707 Condemning all forms of anti-Semitism and rejecting attempts to justify anti-Jewish hatred or violent attacks as an acceptable expression of disapproval or frustration over political events in the Middle East or elsewhere.
09/15/2014 H.Res.723 Recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrating the heritage and culture of Latinos in the United States and the immense contributions of Latinos to the United States.
09/08/2014 H.R.5403 Reforming CFPB Indirect Auto Financing Guidance Act
09/08/2014 H.Res.620 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Government of Mexico should immediately release United States Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi and provide for his swift return to the United States so Sgt. Tahmooressi can receive the appropriate medical assistance for his medical condition.
08/15/2014 H.R.5088 Responsive and Efficient Appeals Courts for Heroes Act of 2014
08/01/2014 H.Res.711 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal Service should take all appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of door delivery for all business and residential customers.
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