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Edwards lost his re-election bid in 2010.

Rep. Chet Edwards (D-Texas)

  • District: 17th District, East central -- Waco, College Station, Bryan
  • Residence: Waco
  • Born: November 24, 1951; Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Religion: Methodist
  • Family: Wife, Lea Ann Edwards; two children
  • Education: Texas A&M U., B.A. 1974 (economics); Harvard U., M.B.A. 1981
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Sought Democratic nomination for U.S. House, 1978; Texas Senate, 1983-91; U.S. House, 1991-2011
  • Elected: Elected: 1990 (10th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Agriculture; Energy-Water; Military Construction-VA - Chairman); Budget
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State Information: 17th District, East central -- Waco, College Station, Bryan

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Bill Flores (R) 106,696 61.8%
Chet Edwards (D) 63,138 36.6%
Richard Kelly (LIBERT) 2,808 1.6%
2008 general Chet Edwards (D) 134,592 53%
Rob Curnock (R) 115,581 45.5%
Gardner Osborne (LIBERT) 3,849 1.5%
2006 general Chet Edwards (D) 92,478 58.1%
Van Taylor (R) 64,142 40.3%
Guillermo Acosta (LIBERT) 2,504 1.6%
2004 general Chet Edwards (D) 125,309 51.2%
Arlene Wohlgemuth (R) 116,049 47.4%
Clyde Garland (LIBERT) 3,390 1.4%
2002 general Charles Stenholm (D) 84,136 51.4%
Rob Beckham (R) 77,622 47.4%
Fred Jones (LIBERT) 2,046 1.2%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 32% John McCain: 67%
2004 John Kerry: 30% George W. Bush: 69%
2000 Al Gore: 32% George W. Bush: 68%

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