Representative Armando Walle was elected to represent House District 140 in the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. During his first Legislative Session, he was selected “Freshman of the Year” by the members of the Women’s Health Caucus.
The Houston Chronicle covered his assumption of the role at the age of 30 in detail. Representative Walle currently serves as Deputy Floor Leader for the House Democratic Caucus and is a Member of the Appropriations Committee and Vice-Chair of the Government Transparency & Operation Committee. He has previously served as Vice-Chair of the Land & Resource Management Committee, and as a Member of the Business & Industry Committee, the Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee, the Human Services Committee, the Insurance Committee, the Urban Affairs Committee, and the Rules & Resolutions Committee.
Representative Walle was born and raised in northeast Houston as the oldest of five siblings by a teenage single mother and his grandparents. He is the first member of his family to graduate from high school and the only one to pursue education beyond a high school degree. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of Houston and a law degree from the University of Houston Law Center. During his time at the University of Houston, he led efforts to recruit and retain qualified Hispanic students to the school, serving as assistant to the Associate Director of the Center for Mexican-American Studies Program.
In addition to serving the people of Texas in an elected capacity, he also works with Spanish-speaking individuals across the state as a legal advisor, law school graduate, and soon-to-be-licensed lawyer.
Community Organizer Turned Community Leader And State Leader
Even before his election, Representative Walle led community projects including Immunization Day, Paying for College workshops, and senior citizen issues forums. Armando served as a student mentor for Students Aspiring to a Better Education, encouraging at-risk high school students to stay in school and pursue a college education.
He formerly served on the Board of Directors for the Aldine-Greenspoint YMCA and previously served as President of the Ambassadors International Ballet Folklorico and as Chair of the Harris County Tejano Democrats.
Representative Walle resides in northeast Harris County with his wife and two children. He and his wife are active members of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.