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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas)

District: 7th District
Political Highlights: Texas House, 1987-2001; U.S. House of Representatives, 2001-present
Born: Aug. 24, 1956; Houston, Texas
Residence: Houston
Religion: Methodist
Family: Wife, Belinda Culberson; one child
Education: Southern Methodist U., B.A. 1981; South Texas College of Law, J.D. 1988
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2000 (8th term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Commerce-Justice-Science - Chairman; Homeland Security; Transportation-HUD)

Election History
2014generalJohn Culberson (R) 90,60663.3
James Cargas (D) 49,47834.5
Gerald Fowler (LIBERT) 3,1352.2
2012generalJohn Culberson (R) 142,79360.8
James Cargas (D) 85,55336.4
Drew Parks (LIBERT) 4,6692.0
Lance Findley (GREEN) 1,8220.8
2010generalJohn Culberson (R) 143,65581.4
Bob Townsend (LIBERT) 31,70418.0
Lissa Squiers (WRI) 1,0190.6
2008generalJohn Culberson (R) 162,63555.9
Michael Skelly (D) 123,24242.4
Drew Parks (LIBERT) 5,0571.7
2006generalJohn Culberson (R) 99,31859.2
Jim Henley (D) 64,51438.5
Drew Parks (LIBERT) 3,9532.4
2004generalJohn Culberson (R) 175,44064.1
John Martinez (D) 91,12633.3
Paul Staton (I) 3,7131.4
Drew Parks (LIBERT) 3,3721.2
2002generalJohn Culberson (R) 96,79589.2
Drew Parks (LIBERT) 11,67410.8
John Skone-Palmer () 580.1
2000generalJohn Culberson (R) 183,71273.9
Jeff Sell (D) 60,69424.4
Drew Parks (LIBERT) 4,1821.7
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 (@johnculberson)

Rep. John Culberson 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.