Armando Walle

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Armando Walle
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 140th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 13, 2009
Personal details
Born (1978-03-07) March 7, 1978 (age 36)
Houston, Texas
Political party Democratic
Residence Houston, Texas
Alma mater University of Houston
Religion Roman Catholic

Armando Walle is a representative in the Texas House of Representatives, representing the 140th district in Houston, Texas. Walle is the Deputy Floor Leader of the Texas House Democrats.

Early life and education[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3] Walle is currently pursuing a JD from the University of Houston.[2]

Texas House of Representatives[edit]

Walle worked for US Representatives Gene Green and Sheila Jackson-Lee prior to being elected to the Texas House of Representatives.[3] 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.[1] 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.[3]

Walle supports the protests of Houston fast food workers seeking higher wages.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Feldman, Claudia (18 January 2009). "Armando Walle steps into role as state representative". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Sifuentes, Andrea (24 June 2013). "Q&A with Rep. Armando Walle". The Daily Cougar. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Rep. Walle, Armando". Texas House of Representatives. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  4. ^ Hlavaty, Craig (29 August 2013). "Fast food wage protests hit Houston". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 

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