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  Vela Jr., Filemon
NameFilemon Vela Jr.
Address333 Ebony Ave.
Brownsville, Texas 78520, United States
Website [Link]
Born February 13, 1963 (56 years)
Contributoreddy 9_99
Last ModifedRP
Oct 17, 2019 01:27pm
Tags Hispanic - Married -
InfoFilemon Vela was born in Harlingen and raised in Brownsville, Texas. He graduated from Georgetown University and then received his JD from the University of Texas at Austin. For over 20 years, Filemon has been active in law, public service and politics his entire adult life--at the grassroots level in community causes, organizing and getting out the vote, and beyond. Moreover, his family history is deeply entrenched in public service. His late father, the Honorable Filemon B. Vela, served as a United States District judge for over 20 years in the Brownsville Division of the Southern District of Texas. His mother Blanca Vela was mayor of Brownsville. Filemon and Rose Vela have been married for 22 years. Other relatives have served and serve as elected and appointed officials at the local, state and national levels. Filemon is committed to carrying on that legacy. Filemon Vela not only has the sound reputation, broad support, and outstanding name to win the Congressional seat in that region, but he will also be an important and pragmatic voice for South Texas and for all of us in the Southern District of Texas.



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Jul 02, 2013 05:00pm News Filemon Vela quits Hispanic caucus over border surge  Article IndyGeorgia 

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C00513531 Filemon Vela for Congress $ 806301.44