Aug. 30, 2014
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Rep. Ralph M. Hall (R-Texas)

  • District: 4th District, Northeast -- Sherman, Paris, Texarkana
  • Residence: Rockwall
  • Born: May 3, 1923; Fate, Texas
  • Religion: Methodist
  • Family: Widowed; three children
  • Education: Texas Christian U., attended 1943 (pre-law); U. of Texas, attended 1946-47 (pre-law); Southern Methodist U., LL.B. 1951
  • Military Service: Navy 1942-45
  • Political Highlights: Rockwall County judge, 1951-63; Texas Senate, 1963-73 (president pro tempore, 1968-69; served as a Democrat); sought Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor, 1972; U.S. House, 1981-present; defeated in a primary for re-election to U.S. House, 2014
  • Elected: Elected: 1980 (17th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Energy & Power; Environment & the Economy); Science, Space & Technology (Energy; Space)
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State Information: 4th District, Northeast -- Sherman, Paris, Texarkana

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Ralph Hall (R) 182,679 73%
VaLinda Hathcox (D) 60,214 24%
Thomas Griffing (LIBERT) 7,262 2.9%
Fred Rostek (WRI) 188 0.1%
2010 general Ralph Hall (R) 136,338 73.2%
VaLinda Hathcox (D) 40,975 22%
Jim Prindle (LIBERT) 4,729 2.5%
Shane Shepard (I) 4,244 2.3%
2008 general Ralph Hall (R) 206,906 68.8%
Glenn Melancon (D) 88,067 29.3%
Fred Annett (LIBERT) 5,771 1.9%
2006 general Ralph Hall (R) 106,495 64.4%
Glenn Melancon (D) 55,278 33.4%
Kurt Helm (LIBERT) 3,496 2.1%
2004 general Ralph Hall (R) 182,866 68.2%
Jim Nickerson (D) 81,585 30.4%
Kevin Anderson (LIBERT) 3,491 1.3%
2002 general Ralph Hall (D) 97,304 57.8%
John Graves (R) 67,939 40.4%
Barbara Robinson (LIBERT) 3,042 1.8%
2000 general Ralph Hall (D) 145,887 60.3%
Jon Newton (R) 91,574 37.9%
Joe Turner (LIBERT) 4,417 1.8%
1998 general Ralph M. Hall (D) 82,989 57.6%
Jim Lohmeyer (R) 58,954 40.9%
Jim Simon (LIBERT) 2,137 1.5%
1996 general Ralph M. Hall (D) 132,126 63.8%
Jerry Ray Hall (R) 71,065 34.3%
Steven Rothacker (LIBERT) 3,172 1.5%
Enos M. Denham Jr. (NL) 814 0.4%
1994 general Ralph M. Hall (D) 99,303 58.8%
David L. Bridges (R) 67,267 39.8%
Steven Rothacker (LIBERT) 2,377 1.4%
1992 general Ralph M. Hall (D) 128,008 58.1%
David L. Bridges (R) 83,875 38.1%
Steven Rothacker (LIBERT) 8,450 3.8%
1990 general Ralph M. Hall (D) 108,300 99.6%
Tim J. McCord (R) 394 0.4%
1988 general Ralph M. Hall (D) 139,379 66%
Randy Sutton (R) 67,337 32%
Dunn (LIBERT) 3,152 2%
1986 general Ralph M. Hall (D) 97,540 72%
Thomas Blow (R) 38,578 28%
1984 general Ralph M. Hall (D) 120,749 58%
Thomas Blow (R) 87,553 42%
1982 general Ralph M. Hall (D) 94,134 74%
Peter J. Collumb (R) 32,221 25%
Bruce Iiams (LIBERT) 1,141 1%
1980 general Ralph M. Hall (D) 102,787 52%
John Wright (R) 93,915 48%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 25% Mitt Romney: 74%
2008 Barack Obama: 29% John McCain: 70%