State Sen. Mario Gallegos has represented Senate District 6, which is where I live, since 1994. A retired firefighter who served two terms in the House before being elected to the upper chamber, Sen. Gallegos has been a champion for labor, diversity, and the environment, among other things. He played a dramatic role in stopping voter ID legislation in the 2007 session by being in Austin against medical advice after a liver transplant, literally risking his life to ensure the Democrats in the Senate had enough votes to block voter ID legislation from coming to the floor. He’s also been the most prominent local critic of HISD Superintendent Terry Grier. Those were some of the things we talked about:
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