Armando Walle - Democrat (Incumbent)
Representative Armando Walle, the oldest of five children, was born and raised in northeast Houston by a single mother. He graduated with honors from MacArthur High School in the Aldine Independent School District. The first in his family to pursue a higher education, Rep. Walle is a proud graduate of the University of Houston, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. He recently received his law degree at the University of Houston Law Center.
Representative Walle was elected to represent House District 140 in the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. Since taking office, Rep. Walle has focused on the issues that matter most to the people of House District 140, which includes northern portions of unincorporated Harris County and the City of Houston. Rep. Walle has authored and advocated for numerous proposals to improve quality of life in the Aldine and Northside communities, increase safety in local neighborhoods, and encourage local economic development.
Currently serving his fourth term in the Texas House of Representatives, Rep. Walle serves as Vice-Chair of the House Committee on Government Transparency & Operation and as a member of the House Committee on Appropriations, the House Select Committee on Transportation Planning, and the House Select Committee on State and Federal Power and Responsibility. He has previously also served on, among others, the House Committees on Human Services, Business & Industry, Insurance, Homeland Security & Public Safety, and Urban Affairs.
Prior to his election, Rep. Walle worked with Congressman Gene Green for six years. During that time, Rep. Walle led several community projects including Immunization Day, Paying for College workshops and senior citizen issue forums. He also served on the staffs of Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and Council member Carol Mims Galloway. Rep. Walle began his career in public service by participating in Senator Rodney Ellis's Texas Legislative Internship Program.
Before his time in elected office, Rep. Walle worked hard to increase outreach for community service programs like youth sports leagues and adult GED programs for Aldine residents. Rep. Walle also served on the Board of Directors for the Aldine-Greenspoint YMCA, as President of the Ambassadors International Ballet Folklorico, and as Chair of the Harris County Tejano Democrats. During his time at the University of Houston, he spearheaded efforts to recruit and retain qualified Hispanic students to the University. Rep. Walle also served as a student mentor for Students Aspiring to a Better Education, encouraging at-risk high school students to stay in school and pursue a college education.
Cash on Hand: $27,959.79
Phone: (713) 694-8620