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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. John Carter (R-Texas)

District: 31st District
Political Highlights: candidate for Texas House, 1980; Texas District Court judge, 1981-2001; U.S. House of Representatives, 2003-present
Born: Nov. 6, 1941; Houston, Texas
Residence: Round Rock
Religion: Lutheran
Family: Wife, Erika Carter; four children
Education: Texas Technological College, B.A. 1964; U. of Texas, J.D. 1969
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2002 (7th term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Commerce-Justice-Science; Defense; Homeland Security - Chairman)

Election History
2014generalJohn Carter (R) 91,60764.0
Louie Minor (D) 45,71532.0
Scott Ballard (LIBERT) 5,7064.0
2012generalJohn Carter (R) 145,34861.3
Stephen Wyman (D) 82,97735.0
Ethan Garofolo (LIBERT) 8,8623.7
2010generalJohn Carter (R) 126,38482.5
Bill Oliver (LIBERT) 26,73517.5
2008generalJohn Carter (R) 175,56360.3
Brian Ruiz (D) 106,55936.6
Barry Cooper (LIBERT) 9,1823.2
2006generalJohn Carter (R) 90,86958.5
Mary Harrell (D) 60,29338.8
Matt McAdoo (LIBERT) 4,2212.7
2004generalJohn Carter (R) 160,24764.8
Jon Porter (D) 80,29232.5
Celeste Adams (LIBERT) 6,8882.8
2002generalJohn Carter (R) 111,55669.1
David Bagley (D) 44,18327.4
Clark Simmons (LIBERT) 2,0371.3
John Petersen (GREEN) 1,9921.2
R.C. Crawford (I) 1,7161.1
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Texas is 3rd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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