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  Rodriguez, Ciro
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2007-01-03  
 
NameCiro Rodriguez
Address
San Antonio, Texas , United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born December 09, 1946 (73 years)
Contributoreddy 9_99
Last ModifedIndyGeorgia
May 18, 2012 09:41pm
Tags Hispanic - Liberal - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Health Care Reform - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro Marijuana Legalization - Pro-Choice - Pro-Labor - Protectionist - Married - Catholic - Christian - Straight -
InfoCongressman Rodriguez serves on the House Committee on Appropriations where he sits on the Homeland Security and Transportation, Housing & Urban Development & Related Agencies Subcommittees. He also serves on the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs in the Subcommittees on Disability Assistance & Memorial Affairs and Oversight & Investigations. Congressman Rodriguez's leadership is further exemplified in his involvement with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) where he serves as the Chair of the Taskforce on Veterans Affairs.

A firm believer in the importance and power of education, Congressman Rodriguez began his career in public service as a board member of the Harlandale Independent School District in 1974. At this time he was working as a social worker with the Bexar County Department of Mental Health & Mental Retardation, but later became a trainer for the Intercultural Development Research Association. He served in this capacity until he decided to launch his legislative career in the Texas State Legislature and began teaching for his alma mater, Our Lady of the Lake University, in 1987.

While in the Texas House of Representatives, Representative Rodriguez drew from his experience as a social worker and educator to fight to increase Texas high school graduation rates. As a state Representative, Congressman Rodriguez drafted the landmark Texas law guaranteeing acceptance of the top ten percent of Texas high school graduates to any public four-year Texas university. He was also responsible for the development of the "dual-credit" program, which allows high school students to earn college credit for advanced courses.

The 23rd Congressional District is the largest district in the state, covering most of West Texas from San Antonio to El Paso. It includes portions of Bexar (San Antonio), El Paso and Sutton counties, as well as Brewster, Dimmit, Maverick, Presidio, Zavala, Crockett, Culberson, Edwards, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Kinney, Medina, Pecos, Reeves, Terrell, Uvalde and Val Verde Counties.

Congressman Rodriguez was born in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico raised and educated in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from Harlandale High School, received his B.A. at St. Mary's University, and earned his MSW from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio.

Congressman Ciro D. Rodriguez and his wife, Carolina Peña, have been married for thirty-one years. Their daughter Xochil is currently in law school.


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  07/31/2012 TX District 23 - D Runoff Lost 45.07% (-9.86%)
  05/29/2012 TX District 23 - D Primary Won 45.96% (+5.13%)
  11/02/2010 TX District 23 Lost 44.44% (-4.95%)
  03/02/2010 TX District 23 - D Primary Won 83.37% (+66.74%)
  11/04/2008 TX District 23 Won 55.76% (+13.84%)
  03/04/2008 TX District 23 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/12/2006 TX District 23 - Runoff Won 54.28% (+8.57%)
  11/07/2006 TX District 23 - Initial Election Won 19.87% (+0.00%)
  03/07/2006 TX District 28 - D Primary Lost 40.46% (-12.63%)
  03/09/2004 TX District 28 - D Primary Lost 49.79% (-0.41%)
  11/05/2002 TX District 28 Won 71.09% (+44.23%)
  11/07/2000 TX District 28 Won 89.04% (+78.08%)
  11/03/1998 TX District 28 Won 90.54% (+81.09%)
  04/12/1997 TX District 28 - Special Election Won 66.68% (+33.36%)
  03/15/1997 TX District 28 - Special Election Primary Won 46.12% (+19.62%)
  11/05/1996 TX State House 118 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/1994 TX State House 118 Won 70.49% (+40.99%)
  11/03/1992 TX State House 118 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/1990 TX State House 118 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/1988 TX State House 118 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/1986 TX State House 118 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
ENDORSEMENTS
TX Railroad Commissioner - D Primary - Mar 04, 2008 D Art Hall
TX US Senate - D Primary - Mar 04, 2008 D Rick Noriega
IL US Senate - D Primary - Mar 16, 2004 D Gery Chico
FEC COMMITTEES
C00326066 Ciro D. Rodriguez for Congress $ -357.74
C00394353 CANSECO FOR CONGRESS $ 127821.13