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Ruben Gallego's Biography

Office:

Contact Information

1601 North 7th Street
Suite 310
Phoenix, AZ 85006

1131 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

Ruben Gallego

Gender:

Male

Family:

Divorced: Kate; 1 Child

Birth Date:

11/20/1979

Birth Place:

Chicago, IL

Home City:

South Mountain, AZ

Religion:

Catholic

Bachelor's, International Relations, Harvard University, 1998-2004

Representative, United States House of Representatives, Arizona, District 7, 2014-present

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, Arizona, District 7, 2018, 2020

Representative, Arizona State House of Representatives, District 27, 2010-2014

Assistant Minority Leader, Arizona State House of Representatives, 2012-2014

Whip, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, present

Vice Chair, Congressional Progressive Caucus, present

Senior Whip, Democratic Caucus, present

Vice Chair, Equality Caucus, present

Former Member, Agriculture and Water Committee, Arizona State House of Representatives

Former Member, Federal Lands Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Ranking Member, Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Military Affairs and Public Safety Committee, Arizona State House of Representatives

Former Member, Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Chair, Subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples of the United States, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Military Personnel, United States House of Representatives

Director, Latino and New Media Operations, Strategies360, 2012-present

Served, United States Marine Corps

Chief of Staff, District 7, City of Phoenix, 2008-2010

Project Manager, Riester Public Affairs, 2006-2007

Board Member, Advisory Board, South Mountain Community College, present

Member, American Legion Post 41, present

Member, Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, present

Board Member, Phoenix Children's Museum, present

Board Member, Valley Citizens League, present

Former Member, Blue Ribbon Commissions for Veteran Issues

Member, Sigma Chi Fraternity

Participant, Valley Leadership

Former Member, Veterans Advisory Committee, Congressman Harry Mitchell

Former Member, Veterans Advisory Panel, Governor Janet Napolitano

National Chair, Eric Swalwell Presidential Campaign, 2020

Co-Founder, Citizens for Professional Law Enforcement, 2012

Vice Chair, Arizona Democratic Party, 2009

Delegate, Democratic National Convention, 2008

Awards:

Phoenix Business Journal's 40 people under the age of 40, 2008
40 under 40 most influential Hispanic leaders, Chicanos Por La Causa
Leader of the Year in Public Policy, Arizona Capitol Times, 2011
Courageous Legislator of the Year, Arizona Chamber, 2011
"Champion", Arizona League of Cities and Towns, 2011

Favorite Book:

Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond

Favorite Movie:

High Noon

Favorite Quote:

"Like the other immigrant groups, the day will come when we win the economic and political rewards which are in keeping with our numbers in society. The day will come when the politicians will do the right thing for our people out of political necessity and not out of charity or idealism."
- Cesar E. Chavez

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