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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas)

District: 18th District
Political Highlights: Democratic nominee for Texas District Court judge, 1984; Democratic nominee for Harris County Probate Court judge, 1986; Houston municipal judge, 1987-89; Democratic nominee for Texas District Court judge, 1988; Houston City Council, 1990-95; U.S. House of Representatives, 1995-present
Born: Jan. 12, 1950; Queens, N.Y.
Residence: Houston
Religion: Seventh-day Adventist
Family: Husband, Elwyn Lee; two children
Education: New York U., attended 1968-69; Yale U., B.A. 1972; U. of Virginia, J.D. 1975
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1994 (11th term)
Committee Assignments: Homeland Security (Border & Maritime Security; Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection & Security Technologies); Judiciary (Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security & Investigations - Ranking Member; Immigration & Border Security)

Election History
2014generalSheila Jackson Lee (D) 76,09771.8
Sean Seibert (R) 26,24924.8
Vince Duncan (I) 2,3622.2
Remington Alessi (GREEN) 1,3021.2
2012generalSheila Jackson Lee (D) 146,22375.0
Sean Seibert (R) 44,01522.6
Christopher Barber (LIBERT) 4,6942.4
2010generalSheila Jackson Lee (D) 85,10870.2
John Faulk (R) 33,06727.3
Mike Taylor (LIBERT) 3,1182.6
Chuck Meyer (WRI) 280.0
2008generalSheila Jackson Lee (D) 148,61777.3
John Faulk (R) 39,09520.3
Mike Taylor (LIBERT) 4,4862.3
2006generalSheila Jackson Lee (D) 65,93676.6
Ahmad Hassan (R) 16,44819.1
Patrick Warren (LIBERT) 3,6674.3
2004generalSheila Jackson Lee (D) 136,01888.9
Thomas Bazan (I) 9,7876.4
Brent Sullivan (LIBERT) 7,1834.7
2002generalSheila Jackson Lee (D) 99,16176.9
Phillip Abbott (R) 27,98021.7
Brent Sullivan (LIBERT) 1,7851.4
2000generalSheila Jackson Lee (D) 131,85776.5
Bob Levy (R) 38,19122.2
Colin Nankervis (LIBERT) 2,3301.4
1998generalSheila Jackson Lee (D) 82,09189.9
James Galvan (LIBERT) 9,17610.1
1996generalSheila Jackson Lee (D) 106,11177.1
Larry White (R) 13,95610.1
Jerry Burley (R) 7,8775.7
George Young (R) 5,3323.9
Mike Lamson (D) 4,4123.2
1994generalSheila Jackson Lee (D) 84,79073.5
Jerry Burley (R) 28,15324.4
J. Snellings (I) 1,2781.1
George Hollenbeck (LIBERT) 1,1691.0
Roll Call Vitals


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


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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) 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.