U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela

District 34 (D-Brownsville, TX)

Personal Profile

Full Name: Filemon Vela
Age: 51
Hometown: Brownsville, TX
Race: Hispanic
Occupation: Attorney
Education: Georgetown University; J.D., University of Texas at Austin
Spouse: Rose Vela
Religion: Catholic

Financial Statements


Election Info

2014 General Election
Won with 59.59% of vote
2014 Democratic Party Primary Election
Won with 100.00% of vote
2012 General Election
Won with 62.16% of vote
2012 Democratic Party Runoff Election
Won with 66.63% of vote
2012 Democratic Party Primary Election
Went to runoff with 40.46% of vote

Political Profile

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
District: 34
Party: Democratic Party
Term Expiration: 2015
Term Length: 2 years
  • Agriculture
  • Homeland Security
Perry Finney Brody Chief of Staff
Liza Lynch Scheduler
Jose Borjon Communications Director
U.S. House District 34 Facts
District Map (pdf)
Population & Household Profile
Education & Employment Profile
Income & Housing Profile
County Report (pdf)
City & CDP Report (pdf)
School District Report (pdf)
Zip Code Report (pdf)
Precinct Report (pdf)

Contact Info

Email: [email protected]
Website: House website
Twitter: @RepFilemonVela
Washington Office
Address: 437 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-9901
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Twitter Feed

  • RT @ALZIMPACT: Thank you @RepFilemonVela for your floor statement to support an additional $200M for Alzheimer's research: http://t.co/MIOb

    6 days ago

  • It was great meeting so many brave men and women who have served our country and call TX 34 home. #VeteransDay2014 http://t.co/nOWO5f7pqs

    14 days ago

  • Thank you to all Veterans who have bravely served out country #VeteransDay2014 http://t.co/Bby4Cs6MM2

    14 days ago

  • RT @FWD_us: In 2010, 24.9% of all business owners in #Texas were foreign-born. Thank you @RepFilemonVela for supporting #immigration reform.

    a month ago

  • Honored to be listed on the 2014 50 Influentials by @HispanicBizMag. To view list, visit http://t.co/Z59GjdIPpP

    a month ago

  • RT @CHCI: .@RepFilemonVela leads #CHCIHHM Summit on 21st Century Latino Students in Higher Education http://t.co/3NhRtJu0Wp

    2 months ago

  • I wish these students the best of luck in their future endeavors.

    2 months ago

  • During their visit, students had the opportunity to meet with my staff and learn more about how Congress works. http://t.co/DzvKmiH6fd

    2 months ago

  • This week, South Texas students from the Close Up Foundation and SkillsUSA visited my Washington, DC office. http://t.co/nzCbpzel4C

    2 months ago

  • RT @TXRepE3: Joining @RepFilemonVela to discuss Army Corp of Engineers work in South Texas. #txlege #RGV http://t.co/YAFnCOW4zl

    2 months ago