Charlie Gonzalez

Born May 5, 1945

Charles A. "Charlie" Gonzalez, is a Democratic politician from Texas. He has represented Texas's 20th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1999. The district includes more than half of San Antonio.

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    Huffington Post - Jan 07, 2013
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    Huffington Post - Jan 04, 2013
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    Huffington Post - Oct 27, 2012
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    Huffington Post - Oct 24, 2012


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1945 Birth Born on May 5, 1945.


1961 16 Years Old Gonzalez was born in San Antonio, Texas, the son of Bertha Marie (née Cuellar) and Henry B. Gonzalez, who represented the 20th from 1961 until his son took over in 1999. … Read More


1969 24 Years Old He received his bachelor's degree in government from the University of Texas at Austin in 1969, and then later earned his Juris Doctor degree from St. Mary's University in San Antonio in 1972. … Read More


1982 37 Years Old He then began practicing law until 1982 when he began rising through the ranks of the court system. … Read More


1998 53 Years Old When his father didn't seek a full 19th term in 1998, Charlie ran for the seat. … Read More
2000 55 Years Old He had no major-party opposition in 2000 and 2006 and was completely unopposed in 2002.


2008 63 Years Old Rep. Gonzalez was one of the first congressmen to actively support Barack Obama in the 2008 Democrat presidential primary. "Senator Obama brings all these new fresh faces,’’ Gonzalez told the San Antonio Express-News. "He has a wider audience. … Read More
2011 66 Years Old Gonzalez announced on November 25, 2011, that he would not seek reelection in the 2012 congressional elections. … Read More
2012 67 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He served as Chairman of Latinos for Obama and National Co-Chair of President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign.
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