July 22, 2014

Rep. Silvestre Reyes (D-Texas)

  • District: 16th District, West -- El Paso and suburbs
  • Residence: El Paso
  • Born: November 10, 1944; Canutillo, Texas
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Carolina Reyes; three children
  • Education: U. of Texas, attended 1964-65; Texas Western College, attended 1965-66 (criminal justice); El Paso Community College, A.A. 1977 (criminal justice)
  • Military Service: Army 1966-68
  • Political Highlights: Canutillo School Board, 1968-70; U.S. House, 1997-2013
  • Elected: Elected: 1996 (8th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Readiness; Tactical Air & Land Forces - Ranking Member); Veterans' Affairs (Health)
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State Information: 16th District, West -- El Paso and suburbs

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Silvestre Reyes (D) 49,301 58.1%
Tim Besco (R) 31,051 36.6%
Bill Collins (LIBERT) 4,319 5.1%
Tim Collins (WRI) 221 0.3%
2008 general Silvestre Reyes (D) 130,375 82.1%
Benjamin Mendoza (I) 16,348 10.3%
Mette Baker (LIBERT) 12,000 7.6%
2006 general Silvestre Reyes (D) 61,116 78.7%
Gordon Strickland (LIBERT) 16,572 21.3%
2004 general Silvestre Reyes (D) 108,577 67.5%
David Brigham (R) 49,972 31.1%
Brad Clardy (LIBERT) 2,224 1.4%
2002 general Silvestre Reyes (D) 72,383 100%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 66% John McCain: 33%
2004 John Kerry: 56% George W. Bush: 43%
2000 Al Gore: 59% George W. Bush: 41%