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Silvestre Reyes
Silvestre Reyes.jpg
U.S. House, Texas, District 16
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1997-present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 17
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 5, 1996
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolCanutillo High School, TX
Associate'sEl Paso Community College
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1966-1968
Personal
BirthdayNovember 10, 1944
Place of birthCanutillo, TX
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Silvestre Reyes (b. November 10, 1944) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Texas. Reyes represents the 16th congressional district of Texas and was first elected to the House in 1996.

Reyes is running for re-election in 2012. He faces Ben Mendoza, Beto O'Rourke, and Jerome Tilghman in the Democratic primary on May 29, 2012.

Biography

After earning his associate's degree, Reyes served in the U.S. Army for two years, including service in Vietnam. Reyes then joined the U.S. Border Patrol, where he worked for over 26 years.[1]

Career

  • 1997-present: U.S. House of Representatives
  • 1969-1995: U.S. Border Patrol
  • 1966-1968: U.S. Army

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-2012

Reyes is a member of the following House committees[2]:

Issues

Political positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

Reyes voted with the Democratic Party 88.8% of the time, which ranked 155 among the 192 House Democratic members as of November 2011.[3]

Elections

2012

See also: Texas' 16th congressional district elections, 2012

Reyes is running for re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 16th District. He faces Ben Mendoza, Beto O'Rourke, and Jerome Tilghman in the Democratic primary on May 29, 2012. Corey Roen and Barbara Carrasco are running for election on the Republican ticket. The general election will take place on November 6, 2012.[4]

2010

On November 2, 2010, Reyes won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Tim Besco (R), Bill Collins (L), and Tim Collins (Write-in).[5]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Texas Congressional District 16, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSilvestre Reyes Incumbent 58.1% 49,301
     Republican Tim Besco 36.6% 31,051
     Libertarian Bill Collins 5.1% 4,319
     Write-in Tim Collins 0.3% 221
Total Votes 84,892

Campaign donors

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

Reyes won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Reyes' campaign committee raised a total of $1,044,123 and spent $1,040,966.[6]

U.S. House of Representatives, Texas, 2010 - Silvestre Reyes Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,044,123
Total Spent $1,040,966
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $5,750
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $-3,494
Top contributors to Silvestre Reyes's campaign committee
Hunt Companies$12,000
General Dynamics$10,500
Raytheon Co$10,500
L-3 Communications$10,250
Boeing Co$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$79,575
Defense Aerospace$76,000
Defense Electronics$62,250
Pro-Israel$45,050
Lobbyists$38,783

Personal

Reyes and his wife, Carolina, have three children and four grandchildren.[1]

External links


References

Political offices
Preceded by
Ronald D. Coleman
U.S. House of Representatives - Texas, 16th District
1997-Present
Succeeded by
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