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Ortiz lost his re-election bid in 2010.

Rep. Solomon P. Ortiz (D-Texas)

  • District: 27th District, Southern Gulf Coast -- Corpus Christi, Brownsville
  • Residence: Rancho Viejo
  • Born: June 3, 1937; Robstown, Texas
  • Religion: Methodist
  • Family: Divorced; two children
  • Education: Institute of Applied Science, attended 1962; Del Mar College, attended 1965-67
  • Military Service: Army 1960-62
  • Political Highlights: Nueces County constable, 1965-69; Nueces County Commission, 1969-77; Nueces County sheriff, 1977-83; U.S. House, 1983-2011
  • Elected: Elected: 1982 (14th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Readiness - Chairman; Seapower & Expeditionary Forces); Transportation & Infrastructure (Aviation; Highways & Transit; Water Resources & Environment)
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State Information: 27th District, Southern Gulf Coast -- Corpus Christi, Brownsville

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Blake Farenthold (R) 51,001 47.8%
Solomon Ortiz (D) 50,226 47.1%
Edward Mishou (LIBERT) 5,372 5%
2008 general Solomon Ortiz (D) 104,864 58%
William Vaden (R) 69,458 38.4%
Robert Powell (LIBERT) 6,629 3.7%
2006 general Solomon Ortiz (D) 62,058 56.8%
William Vaden (R) 42,538 38.9%
Robert Powell (LIBERT) 4,718 4.3%
2004 general Solomon Ortiz (D) 112,081 63.1%
William Vaden (R) 61,955 34.9%
Christopher Claytor (LIBERT) 3,500 2%
2002 general Solomon Ortiz (D) 68,559 61.1%
Pat Ahumada (R) 41,004 36.5%
Christopher Claytor (LIBERT) 2,646 2.4%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 53% John McCain: 46%
2004 John Kerry: 45% George W. Bush: 55%
2000 Al Gore: 50% George W. Bush: 50%

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