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Ruben GallegoDEMDemocrat United States Representative, AZ-3
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AZResidence (state)

Rubén Marinelarena Gallego (ROO-bən gy-EH-goh; born November 20, 1979) is an American politician who formerly served as a U.S. Marine and now serves as the U.S. representative for Arizona's 3rd congressional district. A Democrat, he previously served as a member of the Arizona House of Representatives, serving as assistant minority leader from 2012 until he resigned to run for Congress. Gallego was first elected to Congress in 2014. His district includes most of southern, western, and downtown Phoenix, along with a portion of Glendale. He served as the national chair of Eric Swalwell's 2020 presidential campaign. Gallego served and deployed as a USMCR Corporal during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Gallego is a candidate for the United States Senate seat currently held by Democrat-turned-independent Kyrsten Sinema in 2024.

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Campaign Funding

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$1,026,853
Total Raised
$950,936
Total Spent
$459,178
Cash on Hand
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education4 - 4 of 2
Harvard University
Bachelor of Arts
2004
Evergreen Park Community High School District 231
Past Positions1 - 8 of 8
Representative
United States House of Representatives, Arizona
2023 - Current
Representative
United States House of Representatives, Arizona
2015 - 2023
Assistant Minority Leader
Arizona State House of Representatives
2012 - 2014
Representative
Arizona State House of Representatives
2010 - 2014
Director
Latino and New Media Operations, Strategies360
2012 - Current
Chief of Staff
District 7, City of Phoenix
2008 - 2010
Project Manager
Riester Public Affairs
2006 - 2007
Served
United States Marine Corps
Other Experience1 - 30 of 30
Board Member
Advisory Board, South Mountain Community College
Current
Board Member
Phoenix Children's Museum
Current
Board Member
Valley Citizens League
Current
Member
American Legion Post 41
Current
Member
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
Current
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
Former Member
Blue Ribbon Commissions for Veteran Issues
Former Member
Veterans Advisory Panel, Governor Janet Napolitano
Former Member
Veterans Advisory Committee, Congressman Harry Mitchell
Member
Sigma Chi Fraternity
Participant
Valley Leadership
Senior Whip
Democratic Caucus
Current
Vice Chair
Equality Caucus
Current
Vice Chair
Congressional Progressive Caucus
Current
Whip
Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Current
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples of the United States, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands
Former Member
Agriculture and Water Committee, Arizona State House of Representatives
Former Member
Federal Lands Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Military Personnel, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
Former Member
Military Affairs and Public Safety Committee, Arizona State House of Representatives
Former Member
House Natural Resources Committee
Former Member
House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Former Ranking Member
Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Vice Chair
Congressional Hispanic Caucus