Gallegos, superintendent of the House Daily Press Gallery, will retire on Aug. 6 after 44 years of service.
Olga Ramirez Kornacki, director of the House Radio-Television Correspondents’ Gallery, worked with Gallegos a decade later to ensure reporters had greater technological access to the chamber. Gallery staff, led by Gallegos, implemented rules for the use of laptops and mobile devices in the House gallery.
“He was always a strong advocate for his membership,” Kornacki said in a statement to CQ Roll Call. “He will be missed.”
Gallegos had not responded to requests for an interview as of press time.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.