Aug. 20, 2014

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas)

  • District: 13th District, Panhandle -- Amarillo; Wichita Falls
  • Residence: Clarendon
  • Born: July 15, 1958; Clarendon, Texas
  • Religion: Presbyterian
  • Family: Wife, Sally Thornberry; two children
  • Education: Texas Tech U., B.A. 1980 (history); U. of Texas, J.D. 1983
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: No previous office; U.S. House, 1995-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1994 (10th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Intelligence, Emerging Threats & Capabilities - Chairman; Tactical Air & Land Forces); Select Intelligence (Technical & Tactical Intelligence)
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State Information: 13th District, Panhandle -- Amarillo; Wichita Falls

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Mac Thornberry (R) 187,775 91%
John Deek (LIBERT) 12,701 6.2%
Keith Houston (GREEN) 5,912 2.9%
2010 general Mac Thornberry (R) 113,201 87%
Keith Dyer (I) 11,192 8.6%
John Burwell (LIBERT) 5,650 4.3%
2008 general Mac Thornberry (R) 180,078 77.6%
Roger Waun (D) 51,841 22.4%
2006 general Mac Thornberry (R) 108,107 74.4%
Roger Waun (D) 33,460 23%
Jim Thompson (LIBERT) 3,829 2.6%
2004 general Mac Thornberry (R) 189,448 92.3%
M.J. Smith (LIBERT) 15,793 7.7%
2002 general Mac Thornberry (R) 119,401 79.3%
Zane Reese (D) 31,218 20.7%
2000 general Mac Thornberry (R) 117,995 67.6%
Curtis Clinesmith (D) 54,343 31.2%
Brad Clardy (LIBERT) 2,137 1.2%
1998 general William M. "Mac" Thornberry (R) 81,141 67.9%
Mark Harmon (D) 37,027 31%
Georganne Baker Payne (LIBERT) 1,298 1.1%
1996 general William M. "Mac" Thornberry (R) 116,098 66.9%
Samuel Brown Silverman (D) 56,066 32.3%
Don Harkey (NL) 1,463 0.8%
1994 general William M. "Mac" Thornberry (R) 79,466 55.4%
Bill Sarpalius (D) 63,923 44.6%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 19% Mitt Romney: 80%
2008 Barack Obama: 22% John McCain: 77%