State Senator Mario Gallegos. The American GI Forum of Texas Inc. sadly to informed all members that a leader, not only in the Hispanic community, but for all of Texas had died. State Senator Mario Gallegos passed away Tuesday, October 16 at Methodist Hospital in Houston. 

The American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. joined with other Texans in expressing support, prayers, and thoughts to the Gallegos’ family. Gallegos, served Texas for 22 years, first served as a state representative and since 1994 as a state senator representing the Houston Harris County District 6. 

Senator Gallegos, was an Honorary Member of the American GI Forum and was a staunch supporter of the AGIF/TX, attending as speaker and guest to many AGIF events, Conferences and Board Meetings. 

Senator Gallegos is survived by his wife, Theresa Gallegos, daughter Ali Templer, daughter Melissa Gallegos, son Mario Elias Gallegos, five grandchildren: Also survived by his mother, Olga Gallegos, sisters Maria Gallegos, Olga McGee, Lillian Villarreal, and Cynthia Trevino; brothers Joel Gallegos, and Michael Gallegos.