District 3, Republican
Current Term 2013-2019
Gallegos worked for 26 years as a teacher, coach, principal and executive director of instruction for Eagle and Mesa County school districts. He retired in 1997 and joined the family construction business, The Gallegos Corp., as president of operations, overseeing multiple projects and a workforce of up to 1,000.
He is chair of the regents' intercollegiate athletics committee and awards committee. He is a member of the regents' audit and strategic planning committees.
Gallegos served on the Mesa State Board of Trustees for a term that ended in 2010 and currently serves on the governor’s statewide Education Leadership Council, the Grand Junction Visitors and Convention Bureau and the District 51 Strategic Planning Committee.
Gallegos earned his bachelor’s degree from Western State College and his master’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado. He completed pre-doctoral work at the University of Denver.
Gallegos and his wife, Diane, have been married for 38 years and have four children and two grandchildren. Daughter Erin recently graduated from CU-Boulder.