Gilbert Ray Cisneros Jr.

Gilbert Ray Cisneros Jr. DEMDemocrat

Representative from California's 39th district

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Gilbert Ray Cisneros Jr.DEMDemocrat Representative from California's 39th district
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Gilbert Ray Cisneros Jr. (born February 12, 1971) is an American government official, philanthropist, and politician who serves as Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness in the Biden administration. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the U.S. representative for California's 39th congressional district from 2019 to 2021. In 2010, he and his wife won a $266 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot and became philanthropists. He was elected to the House in 2018 to represent California's 39th congressional district. He was defeated in his 2020 bid for reelection by former California State Assembly member Young Kim, whom he had defeated in 2018. In April 2021, he was nominated by President Biden to serve as Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, and after confirmation by the Senate, he assumed office on August 24, 2021.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
Brown University
MA Urban Education Policy
2014 - 2015
Regis University
MBA Business Administration
1999 - 2002
The George Washington University
BA Political Science
1990 - 1994
Past Positions1 - 4 of 4
Representative
United States House of Representatives, California
2019 - 2021
President
The Gilbert and Jacki Cisneros Foundation
2010 - Current
Operational Resource
Frito-Lay, Incorporated
2004 - 2010
Supply Officer
United States Navy
1994 - 2004
Other Experience1 - 20 of 20
Board Member
The Wooden Floor
Current
Co-Founder
Generation First Degree Pico Rivera
Current
Member
Brown University Diversity Council
Current
Member
The George Washington University Office of the Dean of Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Advisory Council
Current
Member
Hispanic Scholarship Fund Southern California Advisory Council
Current
Secretary
Latino Donor Collaborative
Current
Former Board Member
The Reach Higher Initiative
Former Member
President's Advisory Committee on the Arts
Former Member
President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts for The Kennedy Center
Member
Latino Victory Fund Advisory Council
Former Member
Veterans' Affairs Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (Veterans' Affairs), United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Military Personnel, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Health (Veterans' Affairs), United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Armed Services Committee, United States House of Representatives
Member
For Country Caucus
Member
Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
Member
Congressional Hispanic Caucus