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Rep. Rubén Hinojosa (D-Texas)

  • District: 15th District, South central -- McAllen, part of Mission
  • Residence: Mercedes
  • Born: August 20, 1940; Edcouch, Texas
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Martha Hinojosa; five children
  • Education: U. of Texas, B.B.A. 1962; U. of Texas, Pan American, M.B.A. 1980
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Mercedes school board, 1972-74; Texas State Board of Education, 1974-84 (chairman of special populations); U.S. House, 1997-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1996 (9th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Education & the Workforce (Health, Employment, Labor & Pensions; Higher Education & Workforce Training - Ranking Member); Financial Services (Capital Markets & Government Sponsored Enterprises; Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit)
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State Information: 15th District, South central -- McAllen, part of Mission

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Ruben Hinojosa (D) 89,296 60.9%
Dale Brueggemann (R) 54,056 36.9%
Ronald Finch (LIBERT) 3,309 2.3%
2010 general Ruben Hinojosa (D) 53,546 55.7%
Eddie Zamora (R) 39,964 41.6%
Aaron Cohn (LIBERT) 2,570 2.7%
2008 general Ruben Hinojosa (D) 107,578 65.7%
Eddie Zamora (R) 52,303 31.9%
Gricha Raether (LIBERT) 3,827 2.3%
2006 general Ruben Hinojosa (D) 43,236 61.8%
Paul Haring (R) 16,601 23.7%
Eddie Zamora (R) 10,150 14.5%
2004 general Ruben Hinojosa (D) 96,089 57.8%
Michael Thamm (R) 67,917 40.8%
William Cady (LIBERT) 2,352 1.4%
2002 general Ruben Hinojosa (D) 66,311 100%
2000 general Ruben Hinojosa (D) 106,570 88.5%
Frank Jones (LIBERT) 13,167 10.9%
Israel Cantu (Write-In) 711 0.6%
1998 general Ruben Hinojosa (D) 47,957 58.4%
Tom Haughey (R) 34,221 41.6%
1996 general Ruben Hinojosa (D) 86,347 62.3%
Tom Haughey (R) 50,914 36.7%
Rob Wofford (NL) 1,333 1%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 57% Mitt Romney: 42%
2008 Barack Obama: 57% John McCain: 42%

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