TX-23: Tony Gonzales (R)
As a career Cryptologist, Gonzales has been stationed at the Navy Information Operations Detachment Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Fla., USS MICHAEL MURPHY in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Center for Information Warfare Training Center in Pensacola, Fla., Office of Legislative Affairs in Washington, D.C., and Navy Information Operations Command in San Antonio, Texas.
He has deployed multiple times in support of combat operations including Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq, Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, and in support of regional security operations throughout Asia. He previously served on Capitol Hill as a Department of Defense legislative fellow in U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s office.
He founded the Tony Gonzales Foundation, a non-profit focused on empowering growth and development in impoverished areas of San Antonio by uniting local businesses, schools, and families.
In 2018, he was selected as a National Security Fellow for the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), a non-profit, non-partisan Washington, D.C., institute focused on foreign policy and national security. The same year, he was elected as the Community Representative for the City of San Antonio Head Start Policy Council.
He also serves as an assistant professor at the University of Maryland system. He holds a graduate certificate in Legislative Studies from Georgetown University, a master’s degree in International Relations from American Public University and is a Ph.D. candidate in International Development with an emphasis on Security Studies and International Politics at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Tony is married to Angel Gonzales and they have six children: Christina, Jesus, Emmanuel, Daniel, Gabriel, and the newest addition, Baby Izzy.
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