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Charlie Gonzalez currently serves the 20th Congressional district of Texas

Charles A. Gonzalez, a Democrat, has represented the Twentieth Congressional District of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1999. (map)

Record and controversies

General information about important bills and votes for can be found in Congresspedia's articles on legislation. You can add information you find on how Charlie Gonzalez voted by clicking the "[edit]" link to the right and typing it in. Remember to cite your sources!

Iraq War

Gonzalez voted against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Reparations for Japanese Latin Americans

Gonzalez cosponsored The Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Latin Americans of Japanese Descent Act in the 110th Congress which would establish a commission that would determine the facts and circumstances involving the relocation, internment and deportation of Japanese Latin Americans.[2]

Main article: Redress for Japanese Latin Americans/ U.S. legislation#Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Latin Americans of Japanese Descent Act of 2007

Bio

Gonzalez was born in San Antonio on May 5, 1945. His father, Henry B. Gonzalez, represented the 20th from 1961 until his son took over in 1999. Between them, the father and son have served 44 consecutive years in Congress as of 2005. Charlie received his bachelor's degree in government from the University of Texas at Austin in 1969, and then later earned his Juris Doctor degree from St. Mary's School of Law in San Antonio in 1972.

Gonzalez served as a Technical Sergeant in the Texas Air National Guard from 1969 until 1975. He then began practicing law until 1982 when he served first as a municipal court judge, then later as a judge in county and then district court, both of which are elected positions.

Congressional career

Henry Gonzalez had long groomed his son as his successor, so Charlie was well-positioned to run when his father didn't seek a 19th full term in 1998. He defeated his only major challenger, Republican James Walker, carrying 63% of the vote and became only the fourth person to represent the 20th District since its creation in 1935; in fact, Charlie's first race was the first open-seat race in the district's 64-year history. He was reelected with no major-party opposition in 2000, unopposed in 2002, and with 63% of the vote in 2004.

2006 elections

No major candidates announced their intentions to contest Gonzalez’s seat in the November 2006 election. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1]

2008 elections

2008 superdelegate
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This information was gathered by volunteer researchers as part of the Superdelegate Transparency Project on the superdelegates for the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. For more info see the Texas superdelegate tracker or visit the STP homepage.


Before Hillary Clinton conceded the race, Charlie Gonzalez, as a superdelegate, had endorsed Barack Obama for President.

For more information and sources, see the state page for this superdelegate linked to in the blue box above.

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. <crpcontribdata>cid=N00005960&cycle=2006</crpcontribdata>

Links to more campaign contribution information for Charlie Gonzalez
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals


Committees and Affiliations

Committees

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

  • House Committee on Energy and Commerce
    • Subcommittee on Commerce Trade and Consumer Protection
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality
    • Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials
    • Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Charlie Gonzalez. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Contact

DC Office:
327 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-3236
Fax: 202-225-1915
Web Email
Website

District Office- San Antonio:
727 East Durango Boulevard
B-124 Federal Building
San Antonio, TX 78206
Phone: 210-472-6195
Fax: 210-472-4009

Campaign Address:
206 East Locust Street
San Antonio, TX 78212
Phone: 210-472-6195
Fax:
==Articles and resources==

Local blogs and discussion sites

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. house of Representatives
111th Congress
Leadership Position:
Committees Chaired:
Committees,
Ranking Member On:

Caucuses:
Committees:
110th Congress
Leadership Position:
None
Committees Chaired:
Committees,
Ranking Member On:

Caucuses:
Committees: House Committee on Energy and Commerce, House Committee on Energy and Commerce/Subcommittee on Commerce Trade and Consumer Protection, House Committee on Energy and Commerce/Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality, House Committee on Energy and Commerce/Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, House Committee on House Administration, House Committee on Small Business, House Committee on Small Business/Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, House Committee on Small Business/Subcommittee on Regulations Healthcare and Trade
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 3, 1998
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 1999
Next Election:
November 4, 2008
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
Texas District Court judge, Bexar County judge,
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 727 East Durango Boulevard, B-124 Federal Building, San Antonio, TX 78206
Phone: 210-472-6195 / Fax: 210-472-4009





Campaign Contact:

Website:
Webform Email: / Email:

Campaign Offices:

1. 206 East Locust Street, San Antonio, TX 78212
Phone: 210-472-6195 / Fax:



Zip Code Affiliations:
Misc:

Date of Birth: May 5, 1945


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