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Travis Childers
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U.S. House, Mississippi, District 1
Former member
In office
May 13, 2008 – January 3, 2011
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2010
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Prentiss County Chancery Court Clerk
Bachelor'sUniversity of Mississippi (1980)
Date of birthMarch 29, 1958
Place of birthBooneville, Mississippi
ReligionSouthern Baptist
Office website
Travis Childers was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives. He represented the 1st District of Mississippi. He is considering a run for United States Senate in Mississippi in 2014.[1]



  • 1980: Business Administration, University of Mississippi
  • Northeast Mississippi Junior College


Childers is the owner of Landmark Community, Landmark Nursing Center, and Travis Childers Realty and Associates.[2] He also worked as a realtor for Real Estate Business of Robert Davis.[2]

Childers was a member of the U.S. House representing Mississippi's 1st Congressional District from 2008-2010.[2]

Voting Record

Frequency of Voting with Democratic Leadership

According to a July 2010 analysis of 1,357 votes cast from January 1, 2009 to June 16, 2010, Childers has voted with the House Democratic leadership 81% of the time.[3] That same analysis reported that he also voted with party leadership 83% of the time in 2010.

Washington Post Analysis

A separate analysis from The Washington Post, concluded that he votes 81.4% of the time with a majority of Democrats in the House of Representatives.[4]

Specific votes

Rep. Childers voted for the stimulus bill.[5] 57% of U.S. voters believe that the stimulus has either hurt the economy (36%) or had no impact (21%). 38% believe the stimulus helped the economy. [6]

Childers also voted in favor of the "Cash for Clunkers" bill.[7] According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54% of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35% supported it.[8]

See also