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Rodriguez lost his re-election bid in 2010.

Rep. Ciro D. Rodriguez (D-Texas)

  • District: 23rd District, Southwest -- south and northwest San Antonio and suburbs, Del Rio
  • Residence: San Antonio
  • Born: December 9, 1946; Piedras Negras, Mexico
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Carolina Pena Rodriguez; one child
  • Education: St. Mary's U. (Texas), B.A. 1973 (political science); Our Lady of the Lake U., M.S.W. 1978
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Harlandale Independent School District Board of Trustees, 1975-87; Texas House, 1987-97; U.S. House, 1997-2005; defeated in primary for re-election to U.S. House, 2004; U.S. House, 2007-11; sought Democratic nomination for U.S. House, 2006
  • Elected: Elected: 1997 (5th full term); Did not serve 2005-07
  • Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Homeland Security; Legislative Branch; Transportation-HUD); Veterans' Affairs (Disability Assistance & Memorial Affairs; Health)
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State Information: 23rd District, Southwest -- south and northwest San Antonio and suburbs, Del Rio

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Francisco Canseco (R) 74,853 49.4%
Ciro Rodriguez (D) 67,348 44.4%
Craig Stephens (I) 5,432 3.6%
Martin Nitschke (LIBERT) 2,482 1.6%
Ed Scharf (GREEN) 1,419 0.9%
2008 general Ciro Rodriguez (D) 134,090 55.8%
Lyle Larson (R) 100,799 41.9%
Lani Connolly (LIBERT) 5,581 2.3%
2006 general runoff Ciro Rodriguez (D) 38,256 54.3%
Henry Bonilla (R) 32,217 45.7%
2006 general Henry Bonilla (R) 60,175 48.6%
Ciro Rodriguez (D) 24,594 19.9%
Albert Uresti (D) 14,552 11.8%
Lukin Gilliland (D) 13,728 11.1%
Craig Stephens (I) 3,341 2.7%
August Beltran (D) 2,647 2.1%
Rick Bolanos (D) 2,564 2.1%
Adrian DeLeon (D) 2,198 1.8%
2004 general Henry Bonilla (R) 170,716 69.3%
Joseph Sullivan (D) 72,480 29.4%
Nazirite Perez (LIBERT) 3,307 1.3%
2002 general Henry Bonilla (R) 77,573 51.5%
Henry Cuellar (D) 71,067 47.2%
Jeffrey Blunt (LIBERT) 1,106 0.7%
Ed Scharf (GREEN) 806 0.5%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 51% John McCain: 48%
2004 John Kerry: 42.7% George W. Bush: 57.3%
2000 Al Gore: 46.4% George W. Bush: 53.6%

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