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Ciro Rodriguez

Ciro RodriguezAKA Ciro D. Rodriguez

Born: 9-Dec-1946
Birthplace: Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Texas, 1997-2005 and 2007-11

Immigrant teacher and school board member, elected to Congress representing the 28th District of Texas in a 1997 special election to replace deceased Congressman Frank Tejeda. Supported 2001 USA PATRIOT Act, opposed 2002 Iraq war resolution. Lost 2004 Democratic Party primary election, and succeeded by Henry Cuellar. Elected to Congress again, succeeding Henry Bonilla and representing the 23rd District, in 2007. Opposed 2008 Wall Street bailout, 2009 bailout of General Motors. Supported 2009 economic stimulus program, 2010 health care reform. Defeated in 2010 election by Republican challenger Francisco Canseco.

Wife: Carolina Peña

    High School: Harlandale High School, San Antonio, TX
    University: San Antonio College
    University: BA Political Science, St. Mary's University Texas (1973)
    University: M Social Work, Our Lady of the Lake University
    Professor: Our Lady of the Lake University (1987-96)

    US Congressman, Texas 23rd (3-Jan-2007 to 3-Jan-2011)
    US Congressman, Texas 28th (12-Apr-1997 to 3-Jan-2005)
    Texas State House of Representatives (1987-97)
    Texas State Official School Board, Harlandale ISD, San Antonio, TX (1975-87)

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