Francisco Canseco

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Francisco Raul "Quico" Canseco

U.S. Representative for Texas' 23rd congressional district
In office
January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2013
Preceded by Ciro Rodriguez
Succeeded by Pete Gallego

Born July 30, 1949
Laredo, Texas
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Gloria Canseco
Children Three children
Alma mater Saint Louis (Missouri) University (Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate)
Occupation Attorney; Businessman

Francisco Raul Canseco, known as Quico" Canseco (born July 30, 1949 in Laredo, Texas), is an attorney, developer, and banker, who served as the Republican U.S. Representative for Texas' 23rd congressional district, which stretches from San Antonio to the outskirts of El Paso. He unseated the Democrat Ciro Rodriguez in 2010 but then lost the seat in 2012 to another Democrat, Pete Gallego of Alpine, Texas. The seat is now held by the Moderate Republican Will Hurd.

Canseco, meanwhile, was among eighteen candidates seeking the Republican nomination for the open U.S. House District 21 in the March 6, 2018 primary. He finished with less than 4 percent of the ballots cast. Remaining in the May 22 runoff election are Chip Roy (27 percent), a former aide to U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, who carries Cruz's endorsement, and Matthew "Matt" McCall (17 percent), who narrowly edged out William Negley for the other runoff slot.[1] Roy then narrowly defeated McCall to win the Republican nomination.[2]

Meanwhile, Will Hurd handily defeated his conservative primary opponent, Alma Arredondo-Lynch of Uvalde County and will face a Democratic opponent, either Gina Ortiz Jones, in the November 6 general election.


  1. Election Returns. Texas Secretary of State (March 6, 2018). Retrieved on March 7, 2018.
  2. Republican Primary Runoff Election Returns for Congressional District 21. Texas Secretary of State (May 22, 2018). Retrieved on May 23, 2018.