Congressman Charlie Gonzalez of Texas’s 20th Congressional District announced his retirement last week, following fourteen years in the U.S. House of Representatives and fifty consecutive years in which the district has been held by a member of the Gonzalez family.
“Congressman Gonzalez has been a great advocate for and friend of Texas Community banks,” said IBAT President and CEO Chris Williston. “We’re sorry to see him go but wish him well in his new life after public service” he added.
In a statement released over the weekend, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi praised Gonzalez, calling him ”a dynamic leader and a strategic legislator [who] brought substantial judicial experience and represented his hometown of San Antonio admirably.”
State Representative Joaquin Castro has announced his plan to run for the vacated 20th District.