My name is Pedro D. Valencia. As a Democrat, a Texan, and a proud American, I am running for the 29th Congressional District in our great state of Texas.

I know the importance of good government. My family migrated from Columbia to the United States to escape the violence and drug wars plaguing the country in the early 80's.  We have made Texas our home and have resided here for over 35 years.  I grew up in the 29th Congressional District, in the eastside of Houston, among the suburbs of North Shore and Channelview.  I'm a proud graduate of North Shore Senior High School (Class of 1997).  Today, I am a naturalized United States American citizen, I am a devoted husband, and I am the father of three beautiful children.  I am also a small business owner and proud member of Lakewood Church, where I serve as an usher. 

I like to work hard, and, wherever I am able, I like to lead people to do good things. I’ve served as an Assistant Vice President / District Manager of a national banking institution where I oversaw six banking locations and a staff of 60+ employees.  I’ve been a general manager of an indirect wireless retailer, overseeing 17 retail storefronts and 200+ employees.  

But I like to work in and amongst my neighbors, too. My community involvement includes being Vice President of my community HOA,  being a previous board member of the City of Houston Anti-gang Taskforce, being a previous Board Member of the Baker Ripley Community Organization in the Gulfton community, and being a previous member of the Southwest Houston Chamber of Commerce. 

My volunteer experience also includes assisting at the annual Super Feast at the George R. Brown Convention Center. I assist at Neighborhood Centers Tax Offices. I help wherever I can at Lakewood Church with food drives, gift wrapping gifts for children in need, and Harvey relief efforts.  I have often volunteered to serve with the Red Cross.    

I was actively involved in independent Harvey relief efforts that included providing transportation for the elderly, assisting first responders in Meyerland and Mission Bend areas, providing search and rescue assistance in flooded areas, delivering food and supplies to various shelters and churches, helping at GRB and Gallery Furniture, and more. I was fortunate enough to be able to sponsor DJ services at the GRB, at Gallery Furniture, and at events with local rapper “Trae the Truth.” The proceeds from these events were dedicated as relief to Harvey’s victims. 
  
I hope my brief bio tells you little about me and where I come from. Most importantly, my life’s story should tell what I'm not: a politician.  I grew up in this district. I have known our current Representative since I was a child in elementary school.  To this day I still remember him coming to our school to talk about saying no to drugs and all the great things he has done in our community.  I have a lot of respect for this man and thank him for his lifelong contribution of serving and supporting our community throughout his 20+ years in office.  Unfortunately, this is also why I am running against him.  

Although I'm not a politician, I do follow politics. It’s clear most of the country, like myself, are fed up with career politicians. I feel congress should be term-limited.  I don't believe many members of congress are ready to sign off on their own pink slips; if elected I promise to create, support, or endorse legislation that places term limits on all members of congress.  Our current representative has fought long and hard for his constituents for over 20 years, but his battles of 20 years ago aren't the same battles of today.  This is represented in the stagnation of growth in education, jobs, and median income in our district.

I think it’s time for fresh, new ideas and direction in our district.  I think it’s time to have a representative that truly represents the people (not special interest groups).  I believe in a bottom-up approach to making our district grow.  I believe that we need to first invest in our children and in our community.  Let's provide resources to assure our kids have a top-of-the-line playing field to later compete on a global stage.  Let's make sure our communities have the resources to fight crime and poverty and the resources to provide job training and career development, so we can excel in the fields of choice.  Let's make sure that our blue-collar workers are taken care of – not taken advantage of. 

I've learned in my life that if you want to be truly successful, you must first believe in yourself and then go out and get it.  Folks, nothing is going to change in our lives until we first become that change.  

I ask for your support in this campaign.  I ask for your support to be that change both here in our great city, but also in Washington.  I know my attempt to take on an incumbent is a long shot, but I believe in my heart that this time the people's voice will trump money and career politicians.  And I believe that “with God, all things are possible."

I am asking for your support. I thank you for any and all contributions.

Thank you and God Bless,

Pedro D. Valencia

VOTE FOR PEDRO!


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  • Arthur brooks endorsed

    “I support Pedro and his efforts to make a change in his community. He knows what the community needs because he's apart of it.”

  • Elvia Guzman endorsed

    “I support Pedro Valencia because he helps people with his time and money. He doesn't sit around waiting for change to happen, he makes it happen.”

  • Tony Batista endorsed

    “I endorse Pedro Valencia because I know him to be a faith fill member and outstanding usher for our congregation at Lakewood Church.”

  • Elizabeth Shirey endorsed

    “I have known Pedro since high school. We don't agree on everything but I value what he stands for. He has always been there when needed and does what he says he is going to do. I fir ine know we need more people like him on our side. I proudly support him and I pray you will too.”

  • Candice Gambrell endorsed

    “Pedro and I go back to our high school days in the North Shore AFJROTC. Pedro has always been a kind, supportive, and honest person. He's a family man, a small business owner, and an active member of the community, never hesitating to volunteer his time and service to those in need. Pedro has my full support as he endeavors to expand his service to the halls of Congress.”

  • Yvonne Martinez endorsed

    “Caring, compassionate, knowledgeable, and accountable. This is the type of candidate you want and need.”

  • Sabrina Hatfield endorsed

    “I attended high school with Pedro and he is a man of his word. If he says he is going to do something he holds true to his word. We need ALOT of people in office that not are all about money. We need more "go getters" like Pedro. Pedro you have my vote!”

  • Thomas W. McCay endorsed

    “Pedro was a Commander/Leader in ROTC in 1994 and I know he will continue to be a leader in politics. Colonel Tom McCay”

  • Olga Corredera endorsed

    “I have known Pedro valencia all my life When he puts his mind to certain he does it hes very dedicated to what he does he has a good heart and he chose to do what he can to help everyone I have known his mom his dad his brother or sisters or a little mechanic grew up together but he is a very good man”

December 11, 2017

We are officially on the ballot!

As of today, I have filed with the Harris County Democratic Party to have my name added to the Primary Ballot.  Thank you again to everyone who has supported our campaign and helped us reach this milestone.  Now the hard part begins as we move to the next phase of our campaign.  Anyone interested in volunteering to assist our campaign can sign up on our website www.vote4pedro.org.

This next phase of the campaign will focus on grassroots efforts to inform the community about our campaign.  Additional funds will be needed for marketing materials and other incidental expenses.  If you are able to make additional contributions of any amount it will be greatly appreciated.  My major opponents in this race have campaign war chests in the hundreds of thousands and at least one is expected to invest over a million.  I am determined to prove that the people's voice will trump career politicians, corruption and money in politics.  I know the end of the year is near and Christmas is around the corner.  I know money will be tight for most, so trust me I understand.  Again I appreciate any and all support and if you support this fight for the greater good, please share this message with your friends, families, and colleagues. #VOTE4PEDRO #TX29       

November 17, 2017

FEC Filings Complete

As we move one step forward in this process I wanted to announce that our filings with the Federal Elections Commission are complete.  The Valencia for Congress Committee is now officially filed with the federal government.  We are now focused on meeting the December 11 filing deadline to get my name on the ballot.  Our campaign still needs to raise $1900 to complete the required filing fee.  Thank you again to each who have endorsed me or made a pledge.  Please continue to share the link www.vote4pedro.org with your friends and family to help us reach our goal.  Thank you again and God bless.

November 10, 2017

Ballotpedia

I just wanted to send a quick Thank You to each of you who have either donated or endorsed me for this campaign.  I just wanted to announce that my name has officially been added to the site Ballotpedia as a candidate for the 29th District.  I still have a month left to raise the funds needed to have my name on the ballot for the upcoming primary.  Please share our link www.vote4pedro.org with your family and friends to help us reach our financial goal.  Thank you again and God bless.

October 26, 2017

Campaign created!

Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • Arthur brooks endorsed

    “I support Pedro and his efforts to make a change in his community. He knows what the community needs because he's apart of it.”

  • Aaron Stewart endorsed

  • Marissa Olan endorsed

  • Alicia Brooks endorsed

  • Samantha Barrett endorsed

  • Jose Amaya endorsed

  • Elvia Guzman endorsed

    “I support Pedro Valencia because he helps people with his time and money. He doesn't sit around waiting for change to happen, he makes it happen.”

  • Tony Batista endorsed

    “I endorse Pedro Valencia because I know him to be a faith fill member and outstanding usher for our congregation at Lakewood Church.”

  • Elizabeth Shirey endorsed

    “I have known Pedro since high school. We don't agree on everything but I value what he stands for. He has always been there when needed and does what he says he is going to do. I fir ine know we need more people like him on our side. I proudly support him and I pray you will too.”

  • Esteban Rodriguez endorsed

  • Candice Gambrell endorsed

    “Pedro and I go back to our high school days in the North Shore AFJROTC. Pedro has always been a kind, supportive, and honest person. He's a family man, a small business owner, and an active member of the community, never hesitating to volunteer his time and service to those in need. Pedro has my full support as he endeavors to expand his service to the halls of Congress.”

  • Yvonne Martinez endorsed

    “Caring, compassionate, knowledgeable, and accountable. This is the type of candidate you want and need.”

  • Sabrina Hatfield endorsed

    “I attended high school with Pedro and he is a man of his word. If he says he is going to do something he holds true to his word. We need ALOT of people in office that not are all about money. We need more "go getters" like Pedro. Pedro you have my vote!”

  • Mandi Salazar endorsed

  • Thomas W. McCay endorsed

    “Pedro was a Commander/Leader in ROTC in 1994 and I know he will continue to be a leader in politics. Colonel Tom McCay”

  • Rachel Reyna endorsed

  • George Cortez endorsed

  • Olga Corredera endorsed

    “I have known Pedro valencia all my life When he puts his mind to certain he does it hes very dedicated to what he does he has a good heart and he chose to do what he can to help everyone I have known his mom his dad his brother or sisters or a little mechanic grew up together but he is a very good man”

  • Dalila Flores Villarreal endorsed