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Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas)

  • District: 21st District, Central -- northern San Antonio and suburbs, part of Austin and suburbs
  • Residence: San Antonio
  • Born: November 19, 1947; San Antonio, Texas
  • Religion: Christian Scientist
  • Family: Wife, Beth Schafer; two children
  • Education: Yale U., B.A. 1969 (American studies); Southern Methodist U., J.D. 1975
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Texas House, 1981-82; Bexar County Commissioners Court, 1983-85; U.S. House, 1987-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1986 (14th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Homeland Security; Judiciary (Courts, Intellectual Property & the Internet; Immigration & Border Security); Science, Space & Technology - Chairman
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State Information: 21st District, Central -- northern San Antonio and suburbs, part of Austin and suburbs

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Lamar Smith (R) 187,015 60.5%
Candace Duval (D) 109,326 35.4%
John-Henry Liberty (LIBERT) 12,524 4%
2010 general Lamar Smith (R) 162,924 68.9%
Lainey Melnick (D) 65,927 27.9%
James Strohm (LIBERT) 7,694 3.2%
2008 general Lamar Smith (R) 243,471 80%
James Stohm (LIBERT) 60,879 20%
2006 general Lamar Smith (R) 122,486 60.1%
John Courage (D) 49,957 24.5%
Gene Kelly (D) 18,355 9%
Tommy Calvert (I) 5,280 2.6%
James Strohm (LIBERT) 4,076 2%
James Peterson (I) 2,189 1.1%
Mark Rossano (I) 1,439 0.7%
2004 general Lamar Smith (R) 209,774 61.5%
Rhett Smith (D) 121,129 35.5%
Jason Pratt (LIBERT) 10,216 3%
2002 general Lamar Smith (R) 161,836 72.9%
John Courage (D) 56,206 25.3%
DG Roberts (LIBERT) 4,051 1.8%
2000 general Lamar Smith (R) 251,049 75.9%
Jim Green (D) 73,326 22.2%
C. Steinbrecher (LIBERT) 6,503 2%
1998 general Lamar Smith (R) 165,047 91.4%
Jeffrey C. Blunt (LIBERT) 15,561 8.6%
1996 general Lamar Smith (R) 205,830 76.4%
Gordon H. Wharton (D) 60,338 22.4%
Randy Rutenbeck (NL) 3,139 1.2%
1994 general Lamar Smith (R) 165,595 90%
Kerry Lowry (I) 18,480 10%
1992 general Lamar Smith (R) 190,979 72.2%
James M. Gaddy (D) 62,827 23.7%
William E. Grisham (LIBERT) 10,847 4.1%
1990 general Lamar Smith (R) 144,570 75%
Kirby J. Roberts (D) 48,585 25%
1988 general Lamar Smith (R) 203,989 93%
James A. Robinson (LIBERT) 14,801 7%
1986 general Lamar Smith (R) 100,346 61%
Pete Snelson (D) 63,779 39%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 38% Mitt Romney: 60%
2008 Barack Obama: 42% John McCain: 57%

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