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Congressman Vicente Gonzalez

Representing the 15th District of Texas


January 9, 2017
Press Release

Congressman Vicente Gonzalez was sworn into the 115th Congress by the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, accompanied by his wife Lorena Saenz Gonzalez. WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, was sworn in on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, by the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives to the 115th Congress.

He will represent the 15th District of Texas which encompasses the growing suburban counties of Brooks, Duval, Jim Hogg, Karnes, and Live Oak as well as parts of Guadalupe, Hidalgo, and Wilson counties.

"As your representative, I will work with our parents and teachers to improve education and expand opportunities for our students, and work with state, local, and federal officials and stakeholders to address local transportation needs, make health care more patient-friendly and affordable, and secure more federal resources for our communities," Gonzalez said.

Congressman Gonzalez added that he is eager to demonstrate the economic importance of the district to the State of Texas and to the entire country.

"The State of Texas and South Texas are centers of commerce that benefit the entire country. The trade that comes through Hidalgo County at our ports of entry on our southern border supports jobs in South Texas and across the United States. As your congressman, I will work with my colleagues in the U.S. House to develop policies that promote economic growth and job creation in our region."

Gonzalez is the 6th person to represent the 15th District of Texas since its creation in 1903. The five previous representatives for the 15th District of Texas are: John Nance Garner, Milton H. West, Lloyd Bentsen Jr., Joe M. Kilgore, Kika de la Garza, and Ruben Hinojosa.