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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Joe L. Barton (R-Texas)

District: 6th District
Political Highlights: sought Republican nomination for U.S. Senate (special election), 1993; U.S. House of Representatives, 1985-present
Born: Sept. 15, 1949; Waco, Texas
Residence: Ennis
Religion: Methodist
Family: Divorced; four children, two stepchildren
Education: Texas A&M U., B.S. 1972; Purdue U., M.S. 1973
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1984 (16th term)
Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Communications & Technology; Energy & Power; Health; Oversight & Investigations)

Election History
2014generalJoe Barton (R) 92,33461.2
David Cozad (D) 55,02736.4
Hugh Chauvin (LIBERT) 3,6352.4
2012generalJoe Barton (R) 145,01958.0
Kenneth Sanders (D) 98,05339.2
Hugh Chauvin (LIBERT) 4,8471.9
Brandon Parmer (GREEN) 2,0170.8
2010generalJoe Barton (R) 107,14065.9
David Cozad (D) 50,71731.2
Byron Severns (LIBERT) 4,7002.9
2008generalJoe Barton (R) 174,00862.0
Ludwig Otto (D) 99,91935.6
Max Koch (LIBERT) 6,6552.4
2006generalJoe Barton (R) 91,92760.5
David Harris (D) 56,36937.1
Carl Nulsen (LIBERT) 3,7402.5
2004generalJoe Barton (R) 168,76766.0
Morris Meyer (D) 83,60932.7
Stephen Schrader (LIBERT) 3,2511.3
2002generalJoe Barton (R) 115,39670.4
Felix Alvarado (D) 45,40427.7
Frank Brady (LIBERT) 1,9921.2
B. Armstrong (GREEN) 1,2450.8
2000generalJoe Barton (R) 222,68588.1
Frank Brady (LIBERT) 30,05611.9
1998generalJoe Barton (R) 112,95772.9
Ben Boothe (D) 40,11225.9
Richard Bandlow (LIBERT) 1,8171.2
1996generalJoe Barton (R) 160,80077.1
Janet Richardson (I) 26,71312.8
Catherine Anderson (L) 14,4566.9
Doug Williams (USTAX) 6,5473.1
1994generalJoe Barton (R) 152,03875.6
Terry Jesmore (D) 44,28622.0
Bill Baird (LIBERT) 4,6882.3
1993specialKay Hutchison (R) 593,33829.0
Bob Krueger (D) 593,23929.0
Joe Barton (R) 284,13513.9
Jack Fields (R) 277,56013.6
Richard Fisher (D) 165,5648.1
Jose Gutierrez (D) 52,1032.6
Stephen Hopkins (R) 14,7530.7
Gene Kelly (D) 11,3310.6
C. Payne (D) 6,7820.3
Don Richardson (I) 6,2090.3
Rick Draheim (LIBERT) 5,6770.3
Clymer Wright (R) 5,1110.3
Herbert Spiro (R) 4,4590.2
Charles Howell (R) 3,8660.2
Roger Henson (I) 3,0920.2
Chuck Sibley (R) 2,4060.1
Rose Floyd (SW) 2,3010.1
Tom Spink (R) 2,2810.1
Lottie Hancock (I) 2,2420.1
Lou Zaeske (I) 2,1910.1
Billy Brown (PP) 2,1870.1
James Vallaster (R) 2,1240.1
Louis Davis (I) 1,5480.1
Maco Stewart (I) 1,2600.1
1992generalJoe Barton (R) 189,14071.9
John Dietrich (D) 73,93328.1
1990generalJoe Barton (R) 125,04966.5
John Welch (D) 62,34433.1
1988generalJoe Barton (R) 164,69268.0
N.P. Kendrick (D) 78,78632.0
1986generalJoe Barton (R) 86,19056.0
Pete Geren (D) 68,27044.0
1984generalJoe Barton (R) 131,48257.0
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 (@RepJoeBarton)

Rep. Joe L. Barton 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.