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Rep. Filemon Vela (D-Texas)

  • District: 34th District, South central -- Brownsville, southern Gulf Coast, Kingsville
  • Residence: Brownsville
  • Born: February 13, 1963; Harlingen, Texas
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Rose Vela
  • Education: Loyola U. New Orleans, attended 1981-82; Georgetown U., B.A. 1985 (government); U. of Texas, J.D. 1987
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Candidate for Corpus Christi City Council, 1993; U.S. House, 2013-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2012 (1st term); Defeated Jessica Puente-Bradshaw, R
  • Committee Assignments: Agriculture (General Farm Commodities & Risk Management; Livestock, Rural Development & Credit); Homeland Security (Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection & Security Technologies)

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State Information: 34th District, South central -- Brownsville, southern Gulf Coast, Kingsville

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Filemon Vela (D) 89,606 61.9%
Jessica Puente-Bradshaw (R) 52,448 36.2%
Steven Shanklin (LIBERT) 2,724 1.9%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 61% Mitt Romney: 38%
2008 Barack Obama: 60% John McCain: 39%

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