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Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas)

Political Highlights: Texas House, 1973-76; National Transportation Safety Board, 1976-78; sought Republican nomination for U.S. House, 1982; Texas treasurer, 1991-93; U.S. Senate, 1993-2013; sought Republican nomination for governor, 2010
Born: July 22, 1943; Galveston, Texas
Residence: Dallas
Religion: Episcopalian
Family: Husband, Ray Hutchison; two children
Education: U. of Texas, B.A. 1992; U. of Texas, J.D. 1967
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1993 (3rd full term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Commerce-Justice-Science - Ranking Member; Defense; Energy-Water; Labor-HHS-Education; Military Construction-VA; Transportation-HUD); Commerce, Science & Transportation; Rules & Administration

Election History
2006generalKay Hutchison (R) 2,661,78961.7
Barbara Radnofsky (D) 1,555,20236.0
Scott Jameson (LIBERT) 97,6722.3
2000generalKay Hutchison (R) 4,082,09165.0
Gene Kelly (D) 2,030,31532.4
Douglas Sandage (GREEN) 91,4481.5
Mary Ruwart (LIBERT) 72,7981.2
1994generalKay Hutchison (R) 2,604,21860.8
Richard Fisher (D) 1,639,61538.3
Pierre Blondeau (LIBERT) 36,1070.8
1993special runoffKay Hutchison (R) 1,188,71667.3
Bob Krueger (D) 576,53832.7
1993specialKay Hutchison (R) 593,33829.0
Bob Krueger (D) 593,23929.0
Joe Barton (R) 284,13513.9
Jack Fields (R) 277,56013.6
Richard Fisher (D) 165,5648.1
Jose Gutierrez (D) 52,1032.6
Stephen Hopkins (R) 14,7530.7
Gene Kelly (D) 11,3310.6
C. Payne (D) 6,7820.3
Don Richardson (I) 6,2090.3
Rick Draheim (LIBERT) 5,6770.3
Clymer Wright (R) 5,1110.3
Herbert Spiro (R) 4,4590.2
Charles Howell (R) 3,8660.2
Roger Henson (I) 3,0920.2
Chuck Sibley (R) 2,4060.1
Rose Floyd (SW) 2,3010.1
Tom Spink (R) 2,2810.1
Lottie Hancock (I) 2,2420.1
Lou Zaeske (I) 2,1910.1
Billy Brown (PP) 2,1870.1
James Vallaster (R) 2,1240.1
Louis Davis (I) 1,5480.1
Maco Stewart (I) 1,2600.1
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