Nick Lampson

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Nick Lampson
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 14
Prior offices
U.S. House, Texas
1997-2005, 2007-2009
Bachelor'sLamar University, 1968
Master'sLamar University, 1974
Date of birthFebruary 14, 1945
Place of birthBeaumont, TX
ReligionRoman Catholic
Campaign website
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Nick Lampson is a former Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives. Lampson was first elected to Texas's 9th district and served from January 3, 1997, until January 3, 2005. He then served the 22nd district from January 4, 2007, until January 3, 2009.

Lampson was defeated by Republican candidate Randy Weber on November 6, 2012.[1]


Lampson earned his BA and MA from Lamar University in 1968 and 1974, respectively. His professional experience includes his work in real estate management, as a small business owner, and as a high school science teacher. Lampson has previously represented Texas in the U.S. House.[2]


Campaign themes


Lampson's campaign website listed the following issues:[3]

  • Agriculture
Excerpt: "Throughout my work in public service, I have worked hard to protect our farm families so that they could continue to provide all of us with safe, American grown products and maintain a way of life that is an important part of our history."
  • Border Security & Immigration
Excerpt: "While at the US-Mexico border, I’ve seen firsthand how we’re guarding our borders, met the men and women who are doing the job, received their advice about what works, and found out what resources they need to do their jobs better. We need to provide resources to implement existing laws."
  • Defense
Excerpt: "I’ve visited our troops and military leaders in Afghanistan, and I’ve met with the brave men and women in a military hospital in Germany who were injured in service to their country."
  • Education
Excerpt: "As a former teacher, I have a personal interest in education policy. My efforts over the past several years have been concentrated on measures that will provide adequate funds to achieve the goals set out in the No Child Left Behind Act."
  • Energy
Excerpt: "I have a record of supporting common-sense solutions to reduce the price of energy and increase energy independence."



See also: Texas' 14th congressional district elections, 2012

Lampson ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 14th District. He defeated Linda Dailey in the May 29, 2012, Democratic primary. He ran against Randy Weber (R), Zach Grady (L), and Rhett Rosenquest Smith (G) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[4][5]

U.S. House, Texas District 14 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRandy Weber 53.5% 131,460
     Democratic Nick Lampson 44.6% 109,697
     Libertarian Zach Grady 1.5% 3,619
     Green Rhett Rosenquest Smith 0.4% 1,063
Total Votes 245,839
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors


Breakdown of the source of Lampson's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Lampson did not win election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Lampson's campaign committee raised a total of $1,187,775 and spent $1,175,039.[6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
U.S. House of Representatives - Texas, 22nd District
Succeeded by
Pete Olson
Preceded by
U.S. House of Representatives - Texas, 9th District
Succeeded by
Al Green