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Fiftieth Legislature - First Regular Session
  Ruben Gallego

Ruben Gallego

District 16

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 333
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-3042
Fax Number: (602) 417-3117

Personal Information:
Home City: Phoenix
Member Since:
Ruben sits on the board of Valley Citizens League, the Children’s Museum, and South Mountain Community College Governing Board. He was named by the Phoenix Business Journal as one of Phoenix’s 40 people under the age of 40 that are leading the way in Phoenix. Recently Ruben was named one of Chicanos Por La Causa Hispanic 40 under 40 most influential leaders. He has served on Blue Ribbon Commissions for Veteran Issues.

In 2009 Ruben was elected as the Vice Chair of the Arizona Democratic Party. He has also been a State Delegate to the Democratic National Convention. Ruben is the son of two Hispanic immigrants. He was the first in his family to attend college when he was admitted to Harvard and majored in International Relations. Ruben graduated Harvard with a degree in International Relations and was the recipient of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American studies grant.

To fulfill his call to duty and country Ruben joined the Marine Corps. He served one tour in Iraq with Lima 3/25. Lima 3/25 was involved in some of the hardest combat of the Iraq War. He still remains close to his fellow Marines and is involved in many Veteran Causes.

Ruben is currently the State Representative for District 16.

"Like the other immigrant groups, the day will come when we win the economic and political rewards which are in keeping with our numbers in society. The day will come when the politicians will do the right thing for our people out of political necessity and not out of charity or idealism." - Cesar E. Chavez


Committee Assignments
Agriculture and Water Member Click Here Click Here
Military Affairs and Public Safety Member Click Here Click Here
Ways and Means Member Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2101 C protest activity; prohibition
HB2249 C school board agendas; posting; time
HB2250 C surveys; ethnicity; multiracial category
HB2251 C 8th grade promotion certificates
HB2262 P clean elections; assets; other purchases
HB2293 C community property; separate debts
HB2299 C private prisons; regulation.
HB2300 P private prison contractors; public records
HB2381 P auto title loans; military members
HB2382 P ombudsman-citizen aide; military veterans
HB2385 C schools; athletics; head injury policies
HB2410 P honorably discharged veterans; in-state tuition
HB2564 C sales tax; pipes and valves
HB2566 P native American tribes; revenue sharing
HB2567 P state transportation board; tribal representation
HB2568 P shared revenue; Navajo technical college
HB2569 P prioritize repairs; state highways
HB2586 P* military members; consumer reporting agencies
HB2594 P family leave insurance
HB2596 P personal property tax exemption
HB2604 P AHCCCS; services; restoration.
HB2605 P accounting tax credit; repeal.
HB2606 C AHCCCS; nonexperimental transplants; funding
HB2607 P transplant services; AHCCCS.
HB2623 C landowner prohibition of hunting; posting See Vote
HB2630 C schools; prohibited courses; repeal
HB2632 C foreclosures; rentals; landlord duties
HB2633 C repeal; accounting tax credit
HB2639 P state contracts; preference; Arizona businesses
HB2651 P* AHCCCS; veterans
HB2653 C graffiti implements; unlawful possession; minors
HB2660 C salvia; prohibition
HB2698 C transplant funding; unclaimed lottery monies
HB2699 C expanded public school tax credit
HB2708 C homeowner's rebate; primary residence
HB2715 P* privilege tax; private recreational establishments
HCM2003 P daily commuter program
HCM2005 P dream act; military service; adoption
HCR2035 C personal property tax; repeal
HCR2042 C legislative primary elections; single ballot
HCR2051 C Arizona; centennial song
HM2001 C F-35 program; support funding
HR2004 C honoring John Waddell
HR2005 P Roosevelt Dam; centennial
HR2007 C Warrene Ware; service
SB1159 P multimedia production tax credits
SB1160 C city sales tax; residential rental
SB1173 C enterprise zone tax credits; trusts
SB1187 C dissolution of marriage; legal separation
SB1306 C landlords; tenants; bedbug control
SCR1061 P Mitch Menlove; death resolution
SR1013 C Lloyd Oliver; death resolution


P* = Prime Prime Sponsor, P = Prime Sponsor, C = Co-Sponsor