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Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas)

  • District: 16th District, West -- El Paso and suburbs
  • Residence: El Paso
  • Born: September 26, 1972; El Paso, Texas
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Amy Sanders O'Rourke; three children
  • Education: Columbia U., B.A. 1995 (English)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: U.S. House, 2013-present; El Paso City Council, 2005-11
  • Elected: Elected: 2012 (1st term); Defeated Barbara Carrasco, R, to succeed Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D, who was defeated in a primary
  • Committee Assignments: Homeland Security (Border & Maritime Security; Oversight and Management Efficiency); Veterans' Affairs (Disability Assistance & Memorial Affairs; Oversight & Investigations)

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State Information: 16th District, West -- El Paso and suburbs

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Beto O'Rourke (D) 101,403 65.4%
Barbara Carrasco (R) 51,043 32.9%
Junart Sodoy (LIBERT) 2,559 1.6%

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