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Rep. Michael C. Burgess (R-Texas)


Biography
District: 26th District
Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. House, 2003-present
Born: Dec. 23, 1950; Rochester, Minn.
Residence: Lewisville
Religion: Episcopalian
Family: Wife, Laura Burgess; three children
Education: North Texas State U., B.S. 1972; North Texas State U., M.S. 1976; U. of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, M.D. 1977; U. of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, M.S. 2000
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2002 (6th term)
Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Energy & Power; Health; Oversight & Investigations); Rules (Legislative & Budget Process)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2012generalMichael Burgess (R) 176,64268.3
David Sanchez (D) 74,23728.7
Mark Boler (LIBERT) 7,8443.0
2010generalMichael Burgess (R) 120,98467.1
Neil Durrance (D) 55,38530.7
Mark Boler (LIBERT) 4,0622.3
2008generalMichael Burgess (R) 195,18160.2
Ken Leach (D) 118,16736.4
Stephanie Weiss (LIBERT) 11,0283.4
2006generalMichael Burgess (R) 94,21960.2
Tim Barnwell (D) 58,27137.2
Rich Haas (LIBERT) 3,9932.6
2004generalMichael Burgess (R) 180,51965.8
Lico Reyes (D) 89,80932.7
James Gholston (LIBERT) 4,2111.5
2002generalMichael Burgess (R) 123,19574.8
Paul Lebon (D) 37,48522.8
David Croft (LIBERT) 2,3671.4
Gary Page (GREEN) 1,6311.0
Roll Call Vitals

2014 Race Rating

(District: TX-26)
 
Safe Republican


See Also:

(Full Race Ratings Map)

145th

on the House Seniority List

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

3rd

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

13,455

Twitter Followers (@michaelcburgess)

Rep. Michael C. Burgess has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) 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.