|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 140th district
January 13, 2009
March 7, 1978 |
|Alma mater||University of Houston|
Early life and education
Walle was born and raised in Houston; he was the oldest of five children. While in high school, Walle worked at a taquería and interned for Houston Councilwoman Carol Mimms Galloway. Walle also played football in middle school and high school, and credits his football coach as a major inspiration for his desire to be a role model. Walle graduated from MacArthur High School and earned a B.S. in political science from the University of Houston. Armando is married to Debbie Dimas Walle, and has one son, Armando Pedro Walle. Walle is currently pursuing a JD from the University of Houston.
Texas House of Representatives
Walle worked for US Representatives Gene Green and Sheila Jackson-Lee prior to being elected to the Texas House of Representatives. Walle left his job with Green to take on nine-term incumbent Democrat Kevin Bailey, ultimately upsetting the incumbent in the Democratic primary. With no Republican opponent in the general election, Walle took office in 2009. Walle serves as Deputy Floor Leader of his caucus, and serves on the Business & Industry Committee, Land & Resource Management Committee, and the Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility Committee.
Walle supports the protests of Houston fast food workers seeking higher wages.
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- Sifuentes, Andrea (24 June 2013). "Q&A with Rep. Armando Walle". The Daily Cougar. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
- "Rep. Walle, Armando". Texas House of Representatives. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
- Hlavaty, Craig (29 August 2013). "Fast food wage protests hit Houston". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 5 September 2013.