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Rep. Robert W. Goodlatte (R-Va.)


Biography
District: 6th District
Political Highlights: Roanoke City Republican Committee chairman, 1980-83; 6th Congressional District Republican Party chairman, 1983-88; U.S. House, 1993-present
Born: Sept. 22, 1952; Holyoke, Mass.
Residence: Roanoke
Religion: Christian Scientist
Family: Wife, Maryellen Goodlatte; two children
Education: Bates College, B.A. 1974; Washington and Lee U., J.D. 1977
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1992 (11th term)
Committee Assignments: Agriculture (Department Operations, Oversight & Nutrition; Livestock, Rural Development & Credit); Judiciary

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2014generalRobert Goodlatte (R) 132,98174.6
William Hammer (LIBERT) 21,95212.3
Elaine Hildebrandt (IGREEN) 21,18511.9
2012generalRobert Goodlatte (R) 211,27865.2
Andrew Schmookler (D) 111,94934.6
2010generalRobert Goodlatte (R) 127,48776.3
Jeffrey Vanke (I) 21,64913.0
Stuart Bain (LIBERT) 15,3099.2
2008generalRobert Goodlatte (R) 192,35061.6
S. Rasoul (D) 114,36736.6
Janice Allen (I) 5,4131.7
2006generalRobert Goodlatte (R) 153,18775.1
Barbara Pryor (I) 25,12912.3
Andre Peery (I) 24,73112.1
2004generalRobert Goodlatte (R) 206,56096.7
2002generalRobert Goodlatte (R) 105,53097.1
2000generalRobert Goodlatte (R) 153,33899.3
1998generalRobert Goodlatte (R) 89,17769.3
David Bowers (D) 39,48730.7
1996generalRobert Goodlatte (R) 133,57667.0
Jeffrey Grey (D) 61,48530.8
Jay Rutledge (I) 4,2292.1
1994generalRobert Goodlatte (R) 126,45599.9
1992generalRobert Goodlatte (R) 127,30960.0
Stephen Musselwhite (D) 84,61839.9
Roll Call Vitals

53rd

on the House Seniority List

Fellow Virginia Rep. Frank R. Wolf (R) is 13th.

6th

Virginia is 6th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

13,038

Twitter Followers (@repgoodlatte)

61st

Rep. Robert W. Goodlatte has the 61st most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.


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.