Vicente Gonzalez

Texas, Congress (TX-34)


Vicente Gonzalez has represented Texas's 34th congressional district since 2017. TX-34 is primarily Latino, with Mexican Americans making up the majority of the Latino population.As a attorney and former small business owner, Gonzalez brings a diverse set of experiences and a commitment to his community to his role in Congress.

Born and raised in a military family in South Texas, Gonzalez earned a GED and attended Del Mar College before earning a bachelor's degree in aviation business administration from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He continued his education and received a Juris Doctor from Thurgood Marshall School of Law. After law school, he returned to South Texas and opened his own law practice, focusing on personal injury and business law.

In 2016, Gonzalez ran for an open seat in Texas's 34th district. His opponent is a Republican whom he beat by more than 6 percentage points in 2022. Her campaign website rants about “radical gender ideology,” and her idea of women’s rights focuses on women’s sports being “eroded by biological males.”

In his campaign, Gonzalez emphasizes his deep roots in the district, his experience as a small business owner, and his commitment to issues like education, healthcare, and economic development.

On the Issues

As a member of the House Committee on Financial Services, Gonzalez pushes for policies to support small businesses, protect consumers, and promote economic growth in underserved communities.

Gonzalez has also been a leading voice on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, working on issues related to U.S.-Mexico relations and border security. He has pushed for policies to strengthen cooperation between the two countries, modernize border infrastructure, and address the root causes of migration.

Throughout his time in Congress, Gonzalez has maintained a deep commitment to his district and its people. He is known for his accessibility and his willingness to work with members of both parties to find solutions to the challenges facing South Texas.

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