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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas)

District: 36th District
Political Highlights: sought Republican nomination for U.S. House, 1990; Republican nominee for U.S. House, 1992; U.S. House of Representatives, 1995-97; defeated for re-election to U.S. House, 1996; sought Republican nomination for Texas Railroad Commission, 1998; candidate for U.S. House (special election), 2006; sought Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, 2014; U.S. House of Representatives, 2013-15
Born: Nov. 14, 1956; Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Residence: Friendswood
Religion: Baptist
Family: Wife, Patti Ferguson
Education: San. Jacinto College, attended 1985-86; U. of Houston, Clear Lake, B.S. 1990
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2012 (2nd term)
Committee Assignments: Foreign Affairs (Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights & International Organizations; Europe, Eurasia & Emerging Threats); Science, Space & Technology (Research and Technology; Space)

Election History
2012generalSteve Stockman (R) 165,40570.7
Max Martin (D) 62,14326.6
Michael Cole (LIBERT) 6,2842.7
2006specialShelley Sekula Gibbs (R) 76,92462.1
M. Smither (LIBERT) 23,42518.9
Steve Stockman (R) 13,60011.0
Don Richardson (R) 7,4056.0
Giannibicego Tran (R) 2,5682.1
1996general runoffNick Lampson (D) 59,22552.8
Steve Stockman (R) 52,87047.2
1996generalSteve Stockman (R) 88,17146.4
Nick Lampson (D) 83,78244.1
Geraldine Sam (D) 17,8879.4
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow Texas Rep. Ralph M. Hall (R) is 10th.


Texas is 3rd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Rep. Steve Stockman has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.