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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Pete Gallego (D-Texas)

District: 23rd District
Political Highlights: Texas House, 1991-2013; U.S. House of Representatives, 2013-15; defeated for re-election to U.S. House, 2014
Born: Dec. 2, 1961; Alpine, Texas
Residence: Alpine
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Maria Elena Ramon; one child
Education: Sul Ross State U., B.A. 1982; U. of Texas, J.D. 1985
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2012 (1st term)
Committee Assignments: Agriculture (General Farm Commodities & Risk Management; Livestock & Foreign Agriculture); Armed Services (Readiness; Tactical Air & Land Forces)

Defeated by Will Hurd, R

Election History
2014generalWill Hurd (R) 57,45949.8
Pete Gallego (D) 55,03747.7
Ruben Corvalan (LIBERT) 2,9332.5
2012generalPete Gallego (D) 96,67650.3
Francisco Canseco (R) 87,54745.6
Jeffrey Blunt (LIBERT) 5,8413.0
Ed Scharf (GREEN) 2,1051.1
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow Texas Rep. Ralph M. Hall (R) is 10th.


Texas is 3rd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@hurdonthehill)

Rep. Pete Gallego has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.