Rep. Filemon Vela (D-Texas) biography

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Rep. Filemon Vela (D-TX 34th District)

4th term Democrat from Texas 34th District.


Residence: Brownsville

Marital Status: Married (Rose)

Prev. Occupation: Attorney

Prev. Political Exp.: no prior elected office

Education: BA Georgetown Univ., 1985; JD Univ. of TX, 1987

Birthdate: 02/13/1963

Birthplace: Harlingen, TX

Religion: Catholic

Percentage in Last Election: 63%

Major Opponent: Rey Gonzalez Jr.


Current Elected Office Contact Information

Contact Rep. Filemon Vela.


Washington, D.C. Office:

307 Cannon House Office Building,
District of Columbia 20515-4334
Phone: (202) 225-9901
Fax: (202) 225-9770

Brownsville Office: (more district offices)

800 N Expressway 77-83, Suite #9
Brownsville, Texas 78521
Phone: (956) 544-8352


Current Elected Office Committees:


Current Elected Office Staff Members:

  • Chief of Staff: Perry Finney Brody
  • Scheduler: Liza Lynch
  • Legis. Dir.: Julie Merberg
  • Press Secy.: Brenda Lopez
  • Child/Family Issues LA: Karen De Los Santos
  • Telecomm LA: Karen De Los Santos
  • Transportation LA: Luke Theriot
  • Trade LA: Julie Merberg
  • Commerce LA: Luke Theriot
  • Labor LA: Julie Merberg
  • Budget LA: Luke Theriot
  • Government Affairs LA: Karen De Los Santos
  • Space - NASA LA: Perry Finney Brody
  • Comm. Dir.: Vacant
  • Animal Welfare LA: Vacant
  • Education LA: Karen De Los Santos


Current Elected Office Bills:

Here is Rep. Filemon Vela's cosponsorship status on our key legislation. Send Rep. Filemon Vela a message by clicking in the "Send Message" column.

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Bill Name Cosponsor? Send Message
H.R.3043 - Making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and... No Send Message to Rep. Filemon Vela
H.R.609 - 'To amend and extend the Higher Education Act of 1965. No Send Message to Rep. Filemon Vela
H.R.27 - 'To enhance the workforce investment system of the Nation by strengthening one-stop career center... No Send Message to Rep. Filemon Vela
H.R.366 - 'To amend the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998 to strengthen and im... No Send Message to Rep. Filemon Vela
H.R.250 - 'To establish an interagency committee to coordinate Federal manufacturing research and developme... No Send Message to Rep. Filemon Vela


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