Rep. Armando Walle
State Representative Armando Walle is serving his sixth term in the Texas House of Representatives. First elected in 2008, Representative Walle represents Texas House District 140 which consists of portions of north Houston and unincorporated portions of north Harris county-- including parts of the Northside and Aldine communities, where he grew up, graduated from MacArthur High School, and still resides.
During his time in the Texas Legislature, Representative Walle has worked on many issues important to him and his constituents, with a particular focus on improving the health, safety, and economic well-being of working families. Representative Walle, raised by a single mother and the oldest of 5 children, was the first in his family to attend and graduate from college. The experiences and lessons of his humble upbringing have informed his legislative priorities. Representative Walle has authored a variety of bills toward those priorities; from providing water utility customers recourse for nonexistent water service, to helping nursing mothers return to work, to establishing Texas’ Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force. His efforts as an elected official have been instrumental in bringing new clinics to medically underserved areas in House District 140, and building the East Aldine Town Center-- which includes the BakerRipley campus, the Harris County 911 Call Center, and eventually a campus of Lone Star College-North Harris.
Representative Walle is currently a member of the House Committee on Appropriations, serving as Vice-Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Article III (public and higher education) and as a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on State Infrastructure, Resiliency, and Investment. Representative Walle, in his work on the House Appropriations committee, has sought to broaden access to healthcare by providing more resources to and protecting the state's women’s health programs while fighting perennial efforts to erode safety net programs crucial to so many children and families across the state.