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Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)


Biography
District: 1st District
Political Highlights: Smith County District Court judge, 1993-2002; Texas Court of Appeals chief justice, 2002-03; U.S. House, 2005-present
Born: Aug. 18, 1953; Pittsburg, Texas
Residence: Tyler
Religion: Baptist
Family: Wife, Kathy Gohmert; three children
Education: Texas A&M U., B.A. 1975; Baylor U., J.D. 1977
Military Service: Army, 1978-82
Start of Service: Elected: 2004 (5th term)
Committee Assignments: Judiciary (Constitution & Civil Justice; Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security & Investigations - Vice Chairman; Over-Criminalization Task Force); Natural Resources (Energy & Mineral Resources; Public Lands and Environmental Regulation)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2012generalLouie Gohmert (R) 178,32271.4
Shirley McKellar (D) 67,22226.9
Clark Patterson (LIBERT) 4,1141.6
2010generalLouie Gohmert (R) 129,39889.7
Charles Parkes (LIBERT) 14,81110.3
2008generalLouie Gohmert (R) 189,01287.6
Roger Owen (I) 26,81412.4
2006generalLouie Gohmert (R) 104,09968.0
Roger Owen (D) 46,30330.2
Donald Perkison (LIBERT) 2,6681.7
2004generalLouie Gohmert (R) 157,06861.5
Max Sandlin (D) 96,28137.7
Dean Tucker (LIBERT) 2,1580.9
Roll Call Vitals

2014 Race Rating

(District: TX-01)
 
Safe Republican


See Also:

(Full Race Ratings Map)

179th

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.

33,556

Twitter Followers (@replouiegohmert)

Rep. Louie Gohmert 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.