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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Charlie Gonzalez (D-Texas)

District: 20th District
Political Highlights: Bexar County judge, 1982-87; Texas District Court judge, 1988-97
Born: May 5, 1945; San Antonio, Texas
Residence: San Antonio
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Belinda Trevino; one child
Education: U. of Texas, B.A. 1969; St. Mary's U. (Texas), J.D. 1972
Military Service: Texas Air National Guard, 1969-75
Start of Service: Elected: 1998 (7th term)
Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade; Energy & Power; Health); House Administration (Elections - Ranking Member; Oversight); Joint Printing

Election History
2010generalCharlie Gonzalez (D) 58,64563.6
Clayton Trotter (R) 31,75734.4
Michael Idrogo (LIBERT) 1,7831.9
2008generalCharlie Gonzalez (D) 127,29871.9
Robert Litoff (R) 44,58525.2
Michael Idrogo (LIBERT) 5,1722.9
2006generalCharlie Gonzalez (D) 68,34887.4
Michael Idrogo (LIBERT) 9,89712.6
2004generalCharlie Gonzalez (D) 112,48065.5
Roger Scott (R) 54,97632.0
Jessie Bouley (LIBERT) 2,3771.4
Michael Idrogo (I) 1,9711.2
2002generalCharlie Gonzalez (D) 68,685100.0
2000generalCharlie Gonzalez (D) 107,48787.7
Alejandro DePena (LIBERT) 15,08712.3
1998generalCharlie Gonzalez (D) 50,35663.2
James Walker (R) 28,34735.6
Alejandro DePena (LIBERT) 1,0101.3
Roll Call Vitals


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.