Armando Gamboa was born in Mexico, immigrated to the United States at an early age with his mother. Through her dedication and hard work, they were both able to acquire citizenship. This is what would become the driving force in his life. Through his mother, he learned the value of hard work and a sense of accomplishment. He has since worked commercial finance, oil and gas, and real estate throughout his life. As an openly LGBT candidate, Armando wants to fight for all Texans, and give them the tools to be able to reach their God-given potential.