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Rep. Sam Johnson (R-Texas)

District: 3rd District
Political Highlights: Texas House, 1985-91; U.S. House of Representatives, 1991-present
Born: Oct. 11, 1930; San Antonio, Texas
Residence: Plano
Religion: Methodist
Family: Widowed; three children (one deceased)
Education: Southern Methodist U., B.B.A. 1951; George Washington U., M.S.I.A. 1974
Military Service: Air Force, 1951-79
Start of Service: Elected: 1991 (12th full term)
Committee Assignments: Ways & Means (Health; Social Security - Chairman); Joint Taxation

Election History
2014generalSam Johnson (R) 113,40482.0
Paul Blair (GREEN) 24,87618.0
2012generalSam Johnson (R) 187,180100.0
2010generalSam Johnson (R) 101,18066.3
John Lingenfelder (D) 47,84831.3
Christopher Claytor (LIBERT) 3,6022.4
Harry Pierce (WRI) 220.0
2008generalSam Johnson (R) 170,74259.7
Tom Daley (D) 108,69338.0
Christopher Claytor (LIBERT) 6,3482.2
2006generalSam Johnson (R) 88,69062.5
Dan Dodd (D) 49,52934.9
Christopher Claytor (LIBERT) 3,6622.6
2004generalSam Johnson (R) 180,09985.6
Paul Jenkins (I) 16,9668.1
James Vessels (LIBERT) 13,2876.3
2002generalSam Johnson (R) 113,97474.0
Manny Molera (D) 37,50324.3
John Davis (LIBERT) 2,6561.7
2000generalSam Johnson (R) 187,48671.6
Billy Zachary (D) 67,23325.7
Lance Flores (LIBERT) 7,1782.7
1998generalSam Johnson (R) 106,69091.2
Ken Ashby (LIBERT) 10,2888.8
1996generalSam Johnson (R) 142,32573.0
Lee Cole (D) 47,65424.4
John Davis (L) 5,0452.6
1994generalSam Johnson (R) 157,01191.0
Tom Donahue (LIBERT) 15,6119.0
1992generalSam Johnson (R) 201,56986.1
Noel Kopala (LIBERT) 32,57013.9
1991special runoffSam Johnson (R) 24,00452.6
Sam Johnson (R) 10,85519.9
Pete Sessions (R) 5,1569.4
Farrell Ray (R) 1,1392.1
David Corley (R) 1680.3
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