|Full Name||Armando Walle|
|Education||B.S., University of Houston|
|Church||St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church (Houston)|
Armando Walle is the representative of Texas’ House District 140, first elected in 2008.
He is serving as the vice chair of the Government Transparency & Operation. He also sits on the State & Federal Power & Responsibility and the Appropriations committees as well as the subcommittees on Article II and on Budget Transparency & Reform. He has previously served as Deputy Floor Leader for the House Democratic Caucus, vice chair of the Land & Resource Management Committee. He also sat on the Business & Industry Committee as well as the Select Committee on Federalism and Fiscal Responsibility.
Walle's legislative focus includes increasing the safety in local neighborhoods, and encourage local economic development. He previously passed a comprehensive graffiti reform bill aimed at protecting victims of graffiti crime and increasing penalties for graffiti offenders.
During the 2008 Legislative Session, he was selected "Freshman of the Year" by the members of the Women's Health Caucus.
Prior to his election, Walle worked with Congressman Gene Green for six years. During that time, Armando led several community projects including Imm.unization Day, Paying for College workshops and senior citizen issue forums. He also served on the staffs of Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and Councilmember Carol Mims Galloway. Walle began his career in public service by participating in Senator Rodney Ellis's Texas Legislative Internship Program.
He serves on the Board of Directors for the Aldine-Greenspoint YMCA. He has worked to increase outreach for community service programs, such as youth sports leagues and adult GED programs, for Aldine residents. He also served as President of the Ambassadors International Ballet Folklorico and as Chair of the Harris County Tejano Democrats.
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, Walle graduated from the University of Houston, having received a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, and began pursuing a law degree at the University of Houston.
Walle and his wife, Debbie, have a son Armando Pedro Walle. they live in Harris County and are members of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Houston.
Information in this bio was provided by Walle's office.
Last updated: March 22, 2015.