|U.S. House, Texas, District 4|
|January 3, 2013|
|Years in position||32|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 4, 1980|
|Next election||November 6, 2012|
|Texas State Senate|
|High school||Rockwall High School, Rockwall, TX|
|Bachelor's||Southern Methodist University|
|Years of service||1942-1945|
|Birthday||May 3, 1923|
|Place of birth||Fate, TX|
Hall attended Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, and the University of Texas, Austin. After earning his LL.B. from Southern Methodist University in 1951, he was admitted to the Texas Bar and went into private practice.
On January 5, 2004, Hall switched from Democrat to Republican.
- 1980-present: U.S. House of Representatives (Democrat from 1980-2004, Republican from 2004-present)
- 1962-1972: Texas State Senator
- 1950-1962: Rockwall County Judge
Hall is a member of the following House committees:
Percentage voting with party
The website Open Congress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Hall voted with the Republican Party 93.9% of the time, which ranked 78 among the 242 House Republican members in November 2011.
Hall's campaign website lists the following issues:
- Economic Policy
- Excerpt: "Ralph Hall is a tireless advocate for lower taxes and a smaller more efficient government. He understands that in order to keep our economy growing we have to restrain spending by the federal government, focus on job creation, and reform our federal tax code."
- Energy Policy
- Excerpt: "Ralph Hall will continue to work to lessen our country’s need for foreign oil through increased drilling off the Gulf and Alaskan coasts, use of clean coal technology, expanded nuclear and natural gas use, increased conservation efforts, and expanding the use of alternative fuels."
- Excerpt: "Ralph Hall knows our immigration policies need to be tightened. This includes protecting the rights of legal immigrants to our country which our economy depends on and stopping illegal immigration which we can’t afford."
- National Security
- Excerpt: "Ralph Hall recently returned from a trip to Iraq where he saw first hand the progress being made in the war on terrorism. There is overwhelming sentiment among our troops to finish the job and emerge as victors in this conflict."
- Excerpt: "Ralph Hall is working to reform healthcare in our country by promoting greater access to affordable health insurance for small businesses and all Americans through a variety of tax breaks and incentives."
- Social Security/Medicare
- Excerpt: "Ralph Hall is committed to ensuring the solvency of Social Security and Medicare but equally committed to finding ways to improve programs that will allow younger workers more options on how best to plan for their retirement years."
On November 2, 2010, Hall won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating VaLinda Hathcox (D), Jim D. Prindle (L), and Shane Shepard (I).
Hall won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Hall's campaign committee raised a total of $664,579 and spent $776,142.
|U.S. House of Representatives, Texas, 4th District, 2010 - Ralph Hall Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$13,693|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$7,951|
|Top contributors to Ralph Hall's campaign committee|
|Day & Zimmerman||$11,000|
|United Space Alliance||$11,000|
|American Health Care Assn||$10,000|
|American Optometric Assn||$10,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Oil & Gas||$52,708|
Hall and his late wife, Mary Ellen, had three children and five grandchildren.
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Official House website "Biography," Accessed October 21, 2011
- ↑ Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "Ralph Hall," Accessed October 21, 2011
- ↑ Open Congress "Voting With Party"
- ↑ Campaign website, Issues
- ↑ U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- ↑ Open Secrets "Ralph Hall 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 29, 2011
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