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Francisco Canseco

AKA Francisco R. Canseco

Born: 30-Jul-1949
Birthplace: Laredo, TX

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Texas, 2011-13

Texas lawyer, banker, and real estate developer elected to Congress in 2010, defeating and succeeding incumbent Rep. Ciro Rodriguez. Never previously held public office, but ran for the same Congressional seat unsuccessfully in 2004 and 2008. Elected on a platform of smaller government, reduced deficits, lower taxes, gun rights, and opposition to abortion and gay marriage. Nicknamed "Quico". Represented the largest non at-large Congressional district by land area in the United States during his two years in office.

Mother: Consuelo Canseco
Wife: Gloria Zúñiga (m. 1980, three adult children)
Daughter: Anna
Son: Francisco Jr.
Son: Carlos

    High School: Culver Military Academy, Culver, IN
    University: BA History, St. Louis University (1975)
    Law School: JD, St. Louis University (1975)

    US Congressman, Texas 23rd (2011-13)
    Republican Party of Texas General Counsel (2005-10)
    Escamilla and Ponek Attorney (2003-07)
    FMC Developers (real estate firm) President (1992-97)
    Union National Bank of Texas General Counsel (1987-92)
    Person, Whitworth, Ramos, Borchers, and Morales Attorney (1984-87)
    Attorney in private practice (1979-84)
    Mann, Castillon, Fried and Kazan Attorney (1975-79)
    Member of the Board of Hondo National Bank (1995-2010)
    Member of the Board of FMC Developers (as Chairman, 1988-2010)
    Member of the Board of Texas Heritage Bancshares (2001-07)
    American Bar Association
    George W. Bush for President
    National Republican Congressional Committee
    National Republican Senatorial Committee
    Republican National Committee
    State Bar of Texas
    Tom Delay Congressional Committee
    Young Presidents' Organization

Official Website:
http://www.cansecoforcongress.com/


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