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Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas)

  • District: 27th District, Central and Gulf Coast -- Corpus Christi, Victoria
  • Residence: Corpus Christi
  • Born: December 12, 1961; Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Religion: Episcopalian
  • Family: Wife, Debbie Farenthold; two children
  • Education: U. of Texas, B.S.R.T.F. 1985 (radio-television-film); St. Mary's U. (Texas), J.D. 1989
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: No previous office; U.S. House, 2011-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2010 (2nd term)
  • Committee Assignments: Judiciary (Courts, Intellectual Property & the Internet; Regulatory Reform, Commercial & Antitrust Law - Vice Chairman); Oversight & Government Reform (Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements; Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and the Census - Chairman); Transportation & Infrastructure (Aviation; Economic Development, Public Buildings & Emergency Management; Highways & Transit)
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State Information: 27th District, Central and Gulf Coast -- Corpus Christi, Victoria

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Blake Farenthold (R) 120,684 56.8%
Rose Meza Harrison (D) 83,395 39.2%
Bret Baldwin (I) 5,354 2.5%
Corrie Byrd (LIBERT) 3,218 1.5%
2010 general Blake Farenthold (R) 51,001 47.8%
Solomon Ortiz (D) 50,226 47.1%
Edward Mishou (LIBERT) 5,372 5%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 38% Mitt Romney: 61%
2008 Barack Obama: 40% John McCain: 59%

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