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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas)

District: 28th District
Political Highlights: Texas House, 1987-2001; Texas secretary of state, 2001; Democratic nominee for U.S. House, 2002; U.S. House of Representatives, 2005-present
Born: Sept. 19, 1955; Laredo, Texas
Residence: Laredo
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Imelda Cuellar; two children
Education: Laredo Community College, A.A. 1976; Georgetown U., B.S.F.S. 1978; U. of Texas, J.D. 1981; Laredo State U., M.B.A. 1982; U. of Texas, Ph.D. 1998
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2004 (6th term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Homeland Security; Transportation-HUD)

Election History
2014generalHenry Cuellar (D) 62,50882.1
William Aikens (LIBERT) 10,15313.3
Michael Cary (GREEN) 3,4754.6
2012generalHenry Cuellar (D) 112,45667.9
William Hayward (R) 49,30929.8
Patrick Hisel (LIBERT) 2,4731.5
Michael Cary (GREEN) 1,4070.8
2010generalHenry Cuellar (D) 62,77356.3
Bryan Underwood (R) 46,74042.0
Stephen Kaat (LIBERT) 1,8891.7
2008generalHenry Cuellar (D) 123,49468.7
Jim Fish (R) 52,52429.2
Ross Leone (LIBERT) 3,7222.1
2006generalHenry Cuellar (D) 52,57467.6
Frank Enriquez (D) 15,79820.3
Ron Avery (C) 9,38312.1
2004generalHenry Cuellar (D) 106,32359.0
James Hopson (R) 69,53838.6
Ken Ashby (LIBERT) 4,3052.4
2002generalHenry Bonilla (R) 77,57351.5
Henry Cuellar (D) 71,06747.2
Jeffrey Blunt (LIBERT) 1,1060.7
Ed Scharf (GREEN) 8060.5
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.


Twitter Followers (@RepCuellar)

Rep. Henry Cuellar 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.