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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas)

  • District: 18th District, Downtown Houston
  • Residence: Houston
  • Born: January 12, 1950; Queens, N.Y.
  • Religion: Seventh-day Adventist
  • Family: Husband, Elwyn Lee; two children
  • Education: Yale U., B.A. 1972 (political science); U. of Virginia, J.D. 1975
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Democratic nominee for Texas District Court judge, 1984; Democratic nominee for Harris County Probate Court judge, 1986; Houston municipal judge, 1987-89; Democratic nominee for Texas District Court judge, 1988; Houston City Council, 1990-95; U.S. House, 1995-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1994 (10th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Homeland Security (Border & Maritime Security - Ranking Member; Transportation Security); Judiciary (Courts, Intellectual Property & the Internet; Immigration & Border Security)
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State Information: 18th District, Downtown Houston

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Sheila Jackson Lee (D) 146,223 75%
Sean Seibert (R) 44,015 22.6%
Christopher Barber (LIBERT) 4,694 2.4%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 76% Mitt Romney: 23%
2008 Barack Obama: 77% John McCain: 23%




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