Cesar Blanco, who was at one point the campaign manager for Ciro Rodriguez when he ran against Quico Canseco in 2010, has been tapped to be the Chief of Staff for Congressman-Elect Pete Gallego.
Blanco has also been Ciro Rodriguez's Chief of Staff and District Director. Blanco is a native of El Paso, Texas.
Rodriguez and Gallego faced off in a tough Democratic primary that had Gallego pretty far behind going in to the run-off. Gallego ultimately pulled out a win in the primary and general elections to win the 23rd Congressional District which extends from El Paso to San Antonio.
“I’m excited to have Cesar on board,” said Congressman-elect
Pete Gallego. “He doesn't need a learning curve. He brings
experience and a deep familiarity to this job. He understands the
unique makeup of the district, knows the people, has managed a
Congressional office, and knows the key players. All these things
benefit the constituents of District 23. He will be an exceptional
“It’s an honor to serve my community in this capacity,”
added Cesar Blanco, the incoming chief of staff. “This is a big
responsibility. We will run an extremely effective congressional
office that puts the needs of the constituents and the district
first. Our office will work around the clock with the goal of making
our constituents proud.”
Most recently, Cesar served as the Arizona State Director for
Obama for America during the 2012 Presidential Election. Previously,
he was the Western Region Political Director for the Democratic
National Committee (DNC), serving as the Democratic Party’s
principal liaison and political advisor for the West while working
with 13 state parties and coordinating with the White House, Cabinet
members, and the DNC Chair and Vice Chairs.
Sharp guy...and he's from Chucotown.