Ruben has led the charge against Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s discriminatory practices and won’t back down to Arpaio’s bullying. In Congress, Ruben won’t just give lip service to comprehensive immigration reform – he’ll fight for it every day.
Since its passage, Ruben has been one of the strongest defenders of the Affordable Care Act in Arizona. Ruben knows what a family goes through when it struggles to get access to health care, and he will fight to ensure that working families, children and the elderly all have access to affordable quality care.
Arizona state Rep. Ruben Gallego, a Democrat, was on the drive to work on Thursday morning when his phone buzzed with the news that U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor (D-Ariz.) plans to retire after 23 years in Congress. Gallego spent the next half an hour talking it over with his wife — they carpool, “like good liberals,” he joked — and by the time they arrived at their destination, they had decided. He’s running for Congress.
Today, in addition to his work in the councilman’s office, Gallego continues to champion causes he believes in…
The Arizona Capitol Times celebrated the fifth annual Leaders of the Year in Public Policy awards and presentation, celebrating outstanding individuals and organizations for their professional and civic involvement.
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