July 31, 2014
Will retire at end of current term (announced July 12, 2011)

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas)

  • District: 14th District, Northern Gulf Coast -- Victoria, Galveston
  • Residence: Lake Jackson
  • Born: August 20, 1935; Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Religion: Protestant
  • Family: Wife, Carol Wells Paul; five children
  • Education: Gettysburg College, B.S. 1957 (pre-med); Duke U., M.D. 1961
  • Military Service: Air Force 1963-65; Pa. Air National Guard 1965-68
  • Political Highlights: Republican nominee for U.S. House, 1974; U.S. House, 1976-77; defeated for re-election to U.S. House, 1976; U.S. House, 1979-85; sought Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, 1984; Libertarian nominee for president, 1988; U.S. House, 1997-2013; sought Republican nomination for president, 2008, 2012
  • Elected: Elected: 1996 (11th full term); Also served 1976-77, 1979-85
  • Committee Assignments: Financial Services (Domestic Monetary Policy & Technology - Chairman; International Monetary Policy & Trade); Foreign Affairs (Asia & the Pacific; Oversight & Investigations)
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State Information: 14th District, Northern Gulf Coast -- Victoria, Galveston

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Ron Paul (R) 140,623 76%
Robert Pruett (D) 44,431 24%
2008 general Ron Paul (R) 191,293 100%
2006 general Ron Paul (R) 94,380 60.2%
Shane Sklar (D) 62,429 39.8%
2004 general Ron Paul (R) 173,668 100%
2002 general Ron Paul (R) 102,905 68.1%
Corby Windham (D) 48,224 31.9%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 33% John McCain: 66%
2004 John Kerry: 33% George W. Bush: 67%
2000 Al Gore: 36% George W. Bush: 64%