July 24, 2014

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%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 38% Mitt Romney: 60%
2008 Barack Obama: 42% John McCain: 57%