Congressman Gonzalez Statement on Rep. Vela’s Retirement
MCALLEN, Texas – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) thanked Congressman Filemon Vela (TX-34) for his service to South Texas following his announcement to retire from Congress:
“Congressman Filemon Vela is a dear friend and a dedicated public servant. As long as I have known him, he has worked to improve the lives of the people of his district and Brownsville. He has been a tireless advocate for a more just and equitable South Texas.
As his friend, I’ve been fortunate to work alongside him to secure resources for South Texas. His leadership has been a blessing in Congress and his replacement has big shoes to fill. I know that Congressman Vela and his wife Rose will continue to serve the people and interests of South Texas. I wish him the best on his next endeavor and we will miss him in Congress.”