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The Office of Congressman Vicente Gonzalez is closed beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020 in response to the growing concerns of the coronavirus (COVID-19), and in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calling for social distancing practices. The Washington, D.C., and district offices will remain closed until it is safe to open them again. At this time, we must adhere to the advice of medical and health experts.

Staff will telework during normal business hours, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., local times, Monday through Friday, and be responsive to the needs of constituents of the 15th District of Texas via phone, text message, e-mail and other electronic communications.

For general inquiries, please reach out to or

To contact an individual member of our Washington, D.C. staff, please see their contact information below:

Louise Bentsen, Chief of Staff
Phone: (202) 285-5920

Ricco Garcia, Deputy Chief of Staff
Phone: (202) 304-9542

Chandler Smith, Legislative Director
Phone: (202) 377-9719

Fred Castro, Legislative Counsel
Phone: (202) 262-5050

Paulina Carrillo, Executive Assistant/Scheduler
Phone: (202) 710-5608

Jason Johnson, Communications Director
Phone: (202) 802-2963

Jorge Galindo, Senior Legislative Assistant
Phone: (202) 285-7141

Zach Lane, Staff Assistant
Phone: (202) 227-6465

To contact a member of our District Office staff, please see their contact information below:

Stephanie Toscano, District Director
Phone: (956) 270-2025

Lucy Phenix, Receptionist
Phone: (956) 252-0757

Andrei Defino, Constituent Field Representative
Phone: (956) 252-5200

S.J. Zavala, Constituent Field Representative
Phone: (956) 252-5256

Albert Martinez, Northern District Director
Phone: (361) 209-3027


There are several ways to contact our office. You can enter your zip code below to send as an email, or contact one of our offices. If you specifically would like to request an appearance by Congressman Gonzalez, need help with a federal agency or information on tours and tickets, please visit those pages. 

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