U.S. Rep. District 23 - Republican
(This biography excerpted from candidate website)
For more than twenty years, he’s been doing the work that matters to build our communities, create jobs, support our students, and help those in need.
From building successful businesses to helping fund private healthcare and education programs for children, Canseco has the steadfast resolve to get things done for our families, our communities, and get our country back on track.
While he has not always agreed with the Republican Party, especially when it came to larger government spending, Canseco knows the best avenue to further limited government and Constitutional-based ideals is through the Republican Party.
He believes we need more citizen-legislators in elected office instead of career politicians. That’s why he has worked tirelessly talking to voters, helping candidates, and encouraging the Party to more fully embrace the vision of our Founding Fathers.
To this end, he has served in many roles supporting the Republican Party and its candidates:
• Delegate to the State Republican Convention in 2004, 2006, and 2008;
• Credentials Committee Chairman 2006;
• At-large Delegate to the Republican National Convention 2008;
• Board Member of the Texas Federation of Republican Women;
• Member of the Frontier Leadership Council and Candidate Resource Committee for the Republican Party of Texas and;
• Appointed to attend the National Hispanic Leadership Conference by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and Congressman Lamar Smith.
Growing up in a large and close-knit family, Canseco knows how important a strong family is to the success of our children. As the oldest son of eight children, he always watched out for his brothers and sisters as they were growing up in Laredo.
He has been married to Gloria for thirty-three years and they are the proud parents of Anni, Quico Jr., and Carlos.
The Cansecos attend St. Matthew's Catholic Church and reside in Northwest San Antonio.