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Charlie Gonzalez

Charlie GonzalezAKA Charles A. Gonzalez

Born: 5-May-1945
Birthplace: San Antonio, TX

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Texas, 1999-2013

Military service: Texas Air National Guard (1969-75)

Attorney and Texas state judge elected to US Congress in 1998, succeeding his father, long-time US Representative Henry B. Gonzalez. Moderate Democrat; generally pro-abortion rights, pro-gay rights. Supported 2001 USA PATRIOT Act, 2008 GM/Chrysler bailout, 2008 Wall Street bailout, 2009 economic stimulus, 2010 health care reform; opposed 2002 Iraq War resolution.

His ex-wife, Becky Whetstone, ran against Gonzales as an independent candidate in 2002 and 2004.

Father: Henry B. Gonzalez (US Congressman, b. 1916, d. 2000)
Mother: Bertha Gonzalez
Wife: Becky Whetstone (m. 1998, div. 2002, one son)
Son: Leo Gonzalez

    High School: Thomas A. Edison High School, San Antonio, TX (1965)
    University: BA Government, University of Texas at Austin (1969)
    Law School: JD, School of Law, St. Mary's University Texas (1972)
    Teacher: 5th Grade, Kindred Elementary School, South San Antonio, TX (1972-73)

    US Congressman, Texas 20th (1999-2013)
    Texas State Official State District Court Judge, Bexar County, TX (1989-97)
    Texas State Official Judge, Bexar County, TX (1983-87)
    Attorney in Private Practice (1973-83)
    Arthritis Foundation Board of Directors
    Boy Scouts of America Troop 90, San Antonio
    Camp Fire USA Local Board of Directors
    Easter Seals Local Board of Directors
    March of Dimes Local Board of Directors
    National Student Leadership Conference Honorary Board of Advisors
    State Bar of Texas
    Young Men's Christian Association Local Board of Directors
    New Democrat Movement

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