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Fifty-first Legislature - First Regular Session
  Ruben Gallego

Ruben Gallego

District 27

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 321
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-3042
Fax Number: (602) 417-3117

Personal Information:
Home City: Phoenix
Occupation: Director of Latino and New Media
Member Since: Phoenix
Ruben sits on the board of, the Children’s Museum, and South Mountain Community College Advisory 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 and Assistant Minority Leader for District 27.

"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
Public Safety, Military and Regulatory Affairs Member Click Here Click Here
Ways and Means Member Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2064 P training permits; military health professionals See Vote
HB2076 P separating service members; licensure
  (NOW: military applicants; license requirements
HB2126 C private prisons; regulation
HB2127 C private prison security officers; certification
HB2131 P private prison study committee
HB2132 C auditor general; private prison monitoring
HB2133 C private prison contractors; public records
HB2136 C firefighter and EMT memorial
HB2159 P government procurement; American products
HB2201 C nonprescription contraceptive devices; pharmacies
HB2204 P law enforcement; surviving spouse; insurance
HB2217 C extraordinary educators special plates
HB2254 P declaratory proceedings; website reporting
HB2255 P Arizona commerce authority; oversight
HB2256 P disclosures; lobbyist; gifts; public officers
HB2257 P* Cesar Chavez day; legal holiday.
HB2359 C student protection; credit card solicitation
HB2360 P drug possession; medical assistance; probation
HB2361 C large electronics recycling program.
HB2362 C affordable housing projects; tax assessment
HB2364 C income based tuition waiver scholarships
HB2365 C microenterprise development program; establishment
HB2368 C election day voter registration
HB2388 P law enforcement; protective armor; costs
HB2391 P income tax exemption; veterans' pensions
HB2409 C dental hygienists; examinations See Vote
HB2413 P labor organizations; nonunion employees; representation
HB2414 P public employees; collective bargaining
HB2415 P state employees; meet and confer
HB2461 C fireworks; NFPA; 2013 code; adoption
HB2507 C emergency contraception.
HB2508 C public roadways; technical correction
HB2509 C home health agencies; technical correction
HB2522 C native American tribes; TPT revenues
HB2523 C state transportation board; tribal representation
HB2539 C education; academic skills
HB2540 C Father Kino special plates
HB2541 P state contracts; preference; Arizona businesses
HB2557 P schools; CPR instruction.
HB2563 P teacher preparation programs; common core
HB2564 P postsecondary institutions; accreditation disclosure
HB2602 P universities; fixed tuition rates.
HB2603 P procurement; Arizona bidder; preference
HB2612 P auto title loans; military members
HB2615 C technical correction; tax refund account
HB2616 P data centers
HB2620 C appropriation; soft capital
HB2621 P fund; state parks; roads; fee
HB2625 C driver licenses; legal presence repeal
HB2637 P pilot; structured English immersion exemption
HB2638 C seat belt law; civil penalty
HB2639 P labor; rest periods; meal breaks
HB2640 P paid sick and safe time
HB2642 P call center relocation; notice; penalty
HB2657 P transaction privilege tax changes
HCM2004 C veterans' home; tribal lands
HCM2007 C Cherrybell; mail processing center
HCM2008 P PFC Servin; medal of honor
HCR2025 C legislators; arrest privilege; repeal.
HCR2035 C recognizing Arizona caregivers
HM2001 P reauthorization; violence against women act
HR2002 P immigration reform; principles.
SB1057 P AHCCCS; ambulance services; rates
SB1231 P public buildings; construction; indemnity
SB1294 C grand jury; length of term
SB1337 C schools; CPR training
SB1351 P destination management company; exemption; refund
SB1435 P TPT exemptions; modular data center
  (NOW: modular data center; TPT exemptions
SB1451 C alternative teacher development program; appropriation
SCR1020 C Sheriff Larry Dever; death resolution
SCR1021 P death resolution; Bill Konopnicki


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