Party affiliation: Democrat
Mario Gallegos, state legislator. Recipient Distinguished Hispanic of Year award, Fiestas Patrias, 1995, Good Guy award, Texas Women's Political Caucus, 1995, President award, Eastend Chamber of Commerce, 1996, Legislation Service award, Sierra Club, 1997, Leadership award, TAMAC, 1997. Member of North Channel Chamber of Commerce, Galena Park Chamber of Commerce, East End Chamber of Commerce, Milloy Latin America Club.
- Retired senior captain Houston Fire Department. Member District 143 Texas House of Representatives, 1991—1994. Member District 6 Texas State Senate, since 1995.