Vote button trans.png
April's Project of the Month
It's spring time. It's primary election season!
Click here to find all the information you'll need to cast your ballot.




Difference between revisions of "Blake Farenthold"

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
(added to intro)
(added missing subcommittees and references, added GovTrack, added links)
Line 19: Line 19:
 
|Leadership 5 =
 
|Leadership 5 =
 
|Years leadership 5 =
 
|Years leadership 5 =
|Base salary =
+
|Base salary = $174,000/year
 
|Per diem =
 
|Per diem =
 
|Pension =
 
|Pension =
|Last election =
+
|Last election = November 2, 2010
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed by =
 
|Appointed by =
 
|First elected = November 2, 2010
 
|First elected = November 2, 2010
|Term limits =
+
|Term limits = N/A
 
|Next election = November 6, 2012
 
|Next election = November 6, 2012
 
|Prior office =
 
|Prior office =
Line 38: Line 38:
 
|Bachelor's = University of Texas
 
|Bachelor's = University of Texas
 
|Master's =
 
|Master's =
|J.D. = St. Mary’s University School of Law
+
|J.D. = St. Mary's University
 
|Ph.D. =
 
|Ph.D. =
 
|M.D. =
 
|M.D. =
Line 48: Line 48:
 
|Citations =
 
|Citations =
 
|Birthday = December 12, 1962
 
|Birthday = December 12, 1962
|Place of birth = Corpus Christi, TX
+
|Place of birth = Corpus Christi, Texas
|Profession = Lawyer
+
|Profession = Attorney
|Religion =
+
|Religion = Episcopalian
 
|Office website = http://farenthold.house.gov/
 
|Office website = http://farenthold.house.gov/
 
|Campaign website = http://blakefarenthold.com/
 
|Campaign website = http://blakefarenthold.com/
 
|Personal website =
 
|Personal website =
 
}}
 
}}
{{tnr}}'''Blake Farenthold''' (b. December 12, 1962) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Texas]]. Farenthold represents the [[Texas' 27th congressional district]] and was first elected to the House in 2010.  
+
{{tnr}}'''Randolph Blake Farenthold''' (b. December 12, 1962) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Texas]]. Farenthold represents the [[Texas' 27th congressional district]] and was first elected to the House in 2010.  
  
 
In redistricting, [http://thehill.com/ The Hill] published a list of the [http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/179503-the-10-house-members-most-helped-by-redistricting Top Ten House Members] who were helped by [[Redistricting in Indiana|redistricting]].<ref name="hill">[http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/179503-the-10-house-members-most-helped-by-redistricting ''The Hill'' "House members most helped by redistricting" Accessed April 17, 2012]</ref> Farenthold ranked 1st on the list.<ref name="hill"/>
 
In redistricting, [http://thehill.com/ The Hill] published a list of the [http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/179503-the-10-house-members-most-helped-by-redistricting Top Ten House Members] who were helped by [[Redistricting in Indiana|redistricting]].<ref name="hill">[http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/179503-the-10-house-members-most-helped-by-redistricting ''The Hill'' "House members most helped by redistricting" Accessed April 17, 2012]</ref> Farenthold ranked 1st on the list.<ref name="hill"/>
 +
 +
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Farenthold is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|moderate Republican follower]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/blake_farenthold/412482 ''Gov Track'' "Blake Farenthold" Accessed April 19, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Line 63: Line 65:
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
* 2011-present: U.S. House of Representatives
+
*2011-Present: [[U.S. House of Representatives]], [[Texas' 27th congressional district]]
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
 
====2011-12====
 
====2011-12====
Farenthold is a member of the following House committees<ref>[http://farenthold.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1123&Itemid=100050 ''Official House website'' "Committees," Accessed November 1, 2011]</ref>:
+
Farenthold is a member of the following committees:<ref>[http://farenthold.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1123&Itemid=100050 ''Official House website'' "Committees," Accessed November 1, 2011]</ref>
* [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security|Committee on Homeland Security]]
+
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security|Homeland Security Committee]]
* [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure|Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure]]
+
**Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications<ref>[http://homeland.house.gov/subcommittee-transportation-security ''Committee on Homeland Security, Chairman Peter T. King'' "Subcommittee on Transportation Security"]</ref>
* [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform|Committee on Oversight and Government Reform]]
+
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure|Transportation and Infrastructure Committee]]
 +
**Subcommittee on Aviation
 +
**Subcommittee on Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation
 +
**Subcommittee on Highways & Transit<ref>[http://transportation.house.gov/Subcommittees/water-members.shtml ''Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Chairman John L. Mica'' "Members, Subcommittee on Water Resources & Environment"]</ref>
 +
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform|Oversight and Government Reform Committee]]
 +
**Subcommittee on Government Organization, Efficiency, and Financial Management
 +
**Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations
 +
**Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform<ref>[http://oversight.house.gov/technology-and-information-policy/ ''Committee on Oversight & Government Reform'' "The Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform"]</ref>
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
Line 92: Line 101:
 
:: ''See also: [[Texas' 27th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Texas' 27th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
  
Farenthold is running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2012|Texas']] [[Texas' 27th congressional district elections, 2012|27th District]]. He is seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket.<ref name='elect2'>[http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/05/us/politics/05freshmen.html ''The New York Times'', "Time in House Could Be Short for Republican Newcomers", July 4, 2011]</ref>  
+
Farenthold is running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2012|Texas']] [[Texas' 27th congressional district elections, 2012|27th District]]. He is seeking the nomination on the [[Republican]] ticket.<ref name='elect2'>[http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/05/us/politics/05freshmen.html ''The New York Times'', "Time in House Could Be Short for Republican Newcomers", July 4, 2011]</ref>  
  
 
In redistricting, [http://thehill.com/ The Hill] published a list of the [http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/179503-the-10-house-members-most-helped-by-redistricting Top Ten House Members] who were helped by [[Redistricting in Indiana|redistricting]].<ref name="hill">[http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/179503-the-10-house-members-most-helped-by-redistricting ''The Hill'' "House members most helped by redistricting" Accessed April 17, 2012]</ref> Farenthold ranked 1st on the list.<ref name="hill"/> The article notes that in [[Redistricting in Texas|redistricting]] the new [[Republican]] map moved Farenthold's [[Texas' 27th congressional district|district]] into "white, heavily [[Republican]] Corpus Christi, [[Texas]]."<ref name="hill"/> Assuming no major [[Republican]] competition in a primary and the [[Redistricting in Texas|new map]] stands up to the legal challenges, Farenthold will go from an "accidental winner" in 2010<ref name="hill"/> into a second-term incumbent in a safe [[Republican]] district.<ref name="hill"/>
 
In redistricting, [http://thehill.com/ The Hill] published a list of the [http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/179503-the-10-house-members-most-helped-by-redistricting Top Ten House Members] who were helped by [[Redistricting in Indiana|redistricting]].<ref name="hill">[http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/179503-the-10-house-members-most-helped-by-redistricting ''The Hill'' "House members most helped by redistricting" Accessed April 17, 2012]</ref> Farenthold ranked 1st on the list.<ref name="hill"/> The article notes that in [[Redistricting in Texas|redistricting]] the new [[Republican]] map moved Farenthold's [[Texas' 27th congressional district|district]] into "white, heavily [[Republican]] Corpus Christi, [[Texas]]."<ref name="hill"/> Assuming no major [[Republican]] competition in a primary and the [[Redistricting in Texas|new map]] stands up to the legal challenges, Farenthold will go from an "accidental winner" in 2010<ref name="hill"/> into a second-term incumbent in a safe [[Republican]] district.<ref name="hill"/>
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
On November 2, 2010, Farenthold won election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating incumbent Solomon P. Ortiz (D) and Ed Mishou (L).<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>  
+
On November 2, 2010, Farenthold won election to the [[U.S. House of Representatives]], defeating incumbent Solomon P. Ortiz ([[Democratic|D]]) and Ed Mishou ([[Libertarian]]).<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>  
  
 
{{Election box 2010
 
{{Election box 2010
|Chamber=U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Texas, Congressional District 27
+
|Chamber= U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Texas, Congressional District 27
|party1=Republican
+
|party1= Republican
|party2=Democratic
+
|party2= Democratic
|party3=Libertarian
+
|party3= Libertarian
 
|winner1 = R. Blake Farenthold
 
|winner1 = R. Blake Farenthold
 
|Inc2 = Y
 
|Inc2 = Y
Line 116: Line 125:
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
 
[[File:Blake Farenthold 2010 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Farenthold's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
 
[[File:Blake Farenthold 2010 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Farenthold's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
Farenthold won election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Farenthold's campaign committee raised a total of $616,618 and spent $565,898.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?id=TX27&cycle=2010 ''Open Secrets'' "2010 Race: Texas District 27," Accessed November 1, 2011]</ref>
+
Farenthold won election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2010. During that election cycle, Farenthold's campaign committee raised a total of $616,618 and spent $565,898.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?id=TX27&cycle=2010 ''Open Secrets'' "2010 Race: Texas District 27," Accessed November 1, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
Line 124: Line 133:
  
 
<rss>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Blake+Farenthold+Texas+House&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Blake Farenthold News Feed</rss>
 
<rss>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Blake+Farenthold+Texas+House&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Blake Farenthold News Feed</rss>
 +
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
 
Farenthold and his wife, Debbie, have two children.<ref name="bio">[http://farenthold.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1102&Itemid=100041 ''Official House website'' "Bio," Accessed November 1, 2011]</ref>
 
Farenthold and his wife, Debbie, have two children.<ref name="bio">[http://farenthold.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1102&Itemid=100041 ''Official House website'' "Bio," Accessed November 1, 2011]</ref>
 +
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*[http://farenthold.house.gov/ Official House website]
 
*[http://farenthold.house.gov/ Official House website]
 
*[http://blakefarenthold.com/ Official campaign website]
 
*[http://blakefarenthold.com/ Official campaign website]
 
{{CongLinks | congbio = F000460 | votesmart = 116919 | washpo = Blake_Farenthold | govtrack = 412482 | opencong = 412482_Blake_Farenthold | c-span = randolphfarenthold | ontheissues = TX/Blake_Farenthold.htm | surge = | legistorm = 2822/Rep_Blake_Farenthold_TX.html | fec = H0TX27061 | opensecrets = N00031672&newMem=Y | followthemoney = | nyt = | findagrave  = | fb = BlakeFarenthold | twitter = farenthold}}
 
{{CongLinks | congbio = F000460 | votesmart = 116919 | washpo = Blake_Farenthold | govtrack = 412482 | opencong = 412482_Blake_Farenthold | c-span = randolphfarenthold | ontheissues = TX/Blake_Farenthold.htm | surge = | legistorm = 2822/Rep_Blake_Farenthold_TX.html | fec = H0TX27061 | opensecrets = N00031672&newMem=Y | followthemoney = | nyt = | findagrave  = | fb = BlakeFarenthold | twitter = farenthold}}
 +
*[http://www.youtube.com/user/BlakeFarenthold Official Youtube channel]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
Line 136: Line 148:
 
{{start box}}
 
{{start box}}
 
{{s-off}}
 
{{s-off}}
{{succession box | before = Solomon P. Ortiz|title = [[U.S. House of Representatives]] - Texas, 27th District | years = 2011-Present | after = -}}
+
{{succession box | before = [[Solomon P. Ortiz]] |title = [[U.S. House of Representatives]] - Texas, District 27 | years = 2011-Present | after = }}
 
{{end box}}
 
{{end box}}
 +
 
{{Texas congress}}
 
{{Texas congress}}
 
{{Texas}}
 
{{Texas}}
 +
 
[[Category:Current member, U.S. House]]
 
[[Category:Current member, U.S. House]]
 
[[Category:U.S. House, Texas]]
 
[[Category:U.S. House, Texas]]

Revision as of 03:07, 20 April 2012

Blake Farenthold
Blake Farenthold.jpg
U.S. House, Texas, District 27
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Texas
J.D.St. Mary's University
Personal
BirthdayDecember 12, 1962
Place of birthCorpus Christi, Texas
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Randolph Blake Farenthold (b. December 12, 1962) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Texas. Farenthold represents the Texas' 27th congressional district and was first elected to the House in 2010.

In redistricting, The Hill published a list of the Top Ten House Members who were helped by redistricting.[1] Farenthold ranked 1st on the list.[1]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Farenthold is a "moderate Republican follower".[2]

Biography

Before entering politics, Farenthold had careers as a conservative radio show host, lawyer, and owner of a computer consulting firm.[3]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-12

Farenthold is a member of the following committees:[4]

Issues

Political positions

Percentage vote with party

November 2011

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Farenthold has voted with the Republican Party 94.1% of the time, which ranked 59 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[8]

Elections

2012

See also: Texas' 27th congressional district elections, 2012

Farenthold is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 27th District. He is seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket.[9]

In redistricting, The Hill published a list of the Top Ten House Members who were helped by redistricting.[1] Farenthold ranked 1st on the list.[1] The article notes that in redistricting the new Republican map moved Farenthold's district into "white, heavily Republican Corpus Christi, Texas."[1] Assuming no major Republican competition in a primary and the new map stands up to the legal challenges, Farenthold will go from an "accidental winner" in 2010[1] into a second-term incumbent in a safe Republican district.[1]

2010

On November 2, 2010, Farenthold won election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating incumbent Solomon P. Ortiz (D) and Ed Mishou (Libertarian).[10]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Texas, Congressional District 27, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngR. Blake Farenthold 47.9% 50,976
     Democratic Solomon P. Ortiz Incumbent 47.1% 50,179
     Libertarian Ed Mishou 5% 5,376
Total Votes 106,531

Campaign donors

2010

Breakdown of the source of Farenthold's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Farenthold won election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Farenthold's campaign committee raised a total of $616,618 and spent $565,898.[11]

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Blake + Farenthold + Texas + House

All stories may not be relevant to this official due to the nature of the search engine.

  • Loading...

Personal

Farenthold and his wife, Debbie, have two children.[3]

External links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Solomon P. Ortiz
U.S. House of Representatives - Texas, District 27
2011-Present
Succeeded by
'