Pete P. Gallego – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Previous Candidate for U.S. Representative District 23, Texas

Texas Democratic Party
P.O. Box 777Alpine, TX 79831
(202) 225-4511
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)

Its time we put policy before politics. It is time we focus on what is really important, our children’s future. If elected as your congressman I will stand up for what is right in Washington and help build an America with unlimited opportunity, a strong economy and a safe future.

Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

The son of a World War II veteran and state employee, Pete was born in the West Texas town of Alpine.

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

Attorney, Brown McCarroll, Limited Liability Partnership

Owner, Holland Lofts

Former Felony Prosecutor

He became an assistant attorney general before returning home to serve as a felony prosecutor.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

Chair, Mexican-American Legislative Caucus, 2001-present

Board of Directors, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials

Board of Directors, Texas Equal Access to Justice Foundation

Past Chair, Texas Lyceum Association.


Agriculture and Livestock, Member

Natural Resources, Member

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

At just 28 years old, Pete`s neighbors elected him State Representative, and sent him to Austin to fight for them. During his career in Austin, Pete led the 43 members of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus and chaired numerous legislative committees.

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

JD, University of Texas School of Law, 1985

BA, Political Science, Sul Ross State University, 1982

Pete graduated from his hometown college, Sul Ross State University, in two years while balancing three jobs. After graduating, Pete went on to earn a degree from The University of Texas School of Law.

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