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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Michael C. Burgess (R-Texas)

District: 26th District
Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. House of Representatives, 2003-present
Born: Dec. 23, 1950; Rochester, Minn.
Residence: Argyle
Religion: Episcopalian
Family: Wife, Laura Burgess; three children
Education: North Texas State U., B.S. 1972; North Texas State U., M.S. 1976; U. of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, M.D. 1977; U. of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, M.S. 2000
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2002 (7th term)
Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade - Chairman; Health; Oversight & Investigations); Rules

Election History
2014generalMichael Burgess (R) 116,94482.7
Mark Boler (LIBERT) 24,52617.3
2012generalMichael Burgess (R) 176,64268.3
David Sanchez (D) 74,23728.7
Mark Boler (LIBERT) 7,8443.0
2010generalMichael Burgess (R) 120,98467.1
Neil Durrance (D) 55,38530.7
Mark Boler (LIBERT) 4,0622.3
2008generalMichael Burgess (R) 195,18160.2
Ken Leach (D) 118,16736.4
Stephanie Weiss (LIBERT) 11,0283.4
2006generalMichael Burgess (R) 94,21960.2
Tim Barnwell (D) 58,27137.2
Rich Haas (LIBERT) 3,9932.6
2004generalMichael Burgess (R) 180,51965.8
Lico Reyes (D) 89,80932.7
James Gholston (LIBERT) 4,2111.5
2002generalMichael Burgess (R) 123,19574.8
Paul Lebon (D) 37,48522.8
David Croft (LIBERT) 2,3671.4
Gary Page (GREEN) 1,6311.0
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Texas is 3rd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.