Beto was born and raised in Texas, where he still lives to this day with his wife and three children. After co-founding a software company, Beto moved into politics and has proudly represented Texas’s 16th Congressional District since 2012. As an advocate for campaign finance reform, Beto leads by example. In the 2016 elections, Beto was one of just six House members to refuse money from PACs. Throughout his tenure in the House he has also supported legislation to reduce the effect of big money in politics, including co-sponsoring the “Democracy for All Amendment” that would overturn the 2010 Citizens United decision. Now, in his bid for Ted Cruz’s Senate seat in 2018, Beto continues his fight against big money in politics– working not for corporations but for the people of Texas.
Candidate for California's 12th Congressional District