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Rep. Silvestre Reyes (D-Texas)

District: 16th District
Political Highlights: Canutillo School Board, 1968-70; U.S. House, 1997-2013
Born: Nov. 10, 1944; Canutillo, Texas
Residence: El Paso
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Carolina Reyes; three children
Education: U. of Texas, attended 1964-65; Texas Western College, attended 1965-66; El Paso Community College, A.A. 1977
Military Service: Army, 1966-68
Start of Service: Elected: 1996 (8th term)
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Readiness; Tactical Air & Land Forces - Ranking Member); Veterans' Affairs (Health)

Defeated by Beto O'Rourke in a primary on May 29, 2012

Election History
2010generalSilvestre Reyes (D) 49,30158.1
Tim Besco (R) 31,05136.6
Bill Collins (LIBERT) 4,3195.1
Tim Collins (WRI) 2210.3
2008generalSilvestre Reyes (D) 130,37582.1
Benjamin Mendoza (I) 16,34810.3
Mette Baker (LIBERT) 12,0007.6
2006generalSilvestre Reyes (D) 61,11678.7
Gordon Strickland (LIBERT) 16,57221.3
2004generalSilvestre Reyes (D) 108,57767.5
David Brigham (R) 49,97231.1
Brad Clardy (LIBERT) 2,2241.4
2002generalSilvestre Reyes (D) 72,383100.0
2000generalSilvestre Reyes (D) 92,64968.3
Daniel Power (R) 40,92130.2
Dan Moser (LIBERT) 2,0801.5
1998generalSilvestre Reyes (D) 67,48687.9
Stu Nance (LIBERT) 5,3296.9
Lorenzo Morales (I) 3,9525.1
1996generalSilvestre Reyes (D) 90,26070.6
Rick Ledesma (R) 35,27127.6
Carl Proffer (NL) 2,2531.8
Roll Call Vitals


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


Twitter Followers (@SilvestreReyes)

Rep. Silvestre Reyes 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.