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  • 1. Demographics of Congress By Cassie Nero
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  • 4. MARITAL STATUS
  • 5. RELIGION
  • 6. ETHNICITY
  • 7. PARTY
  • 8. Kay Bailey Hutchison Previous Political Work: Hutchison was the first Republican Woman elected to the Texas House of Representatives. She was also the first Republican elected as State Treasurer of Texas. As the senior United States Senator from Texas she is the highest ranking Republican woman in Congress. Personal Info: Kay Bailey Hutchison was raised in La Marque, Texas and graduated from the University of Texas and UT Law School. Thomas J. Rusk of Nacogdoches was the first Texan to hold the U.S. Senate seat she currently occupies. He and Senator Hutchison's great-great-grandfather, Charles S. Taylor, were law partners, and both signed the Texas Declaration of Independence. Hutchison made it a goal as a State Senator and has visited all 254 countries in Texas. Terms Served: Hutchison was elected in 1993 and has served 30 years as a Texas Senator. Re-Election: Hutchison’s term ends in 2012, leaving her to a tough decision; whether to step down or run for another 6 years.
  • 9. District :District 6 Rep: Joe Barton Map: Total # of Reps: 32
  • 10. John Cornyn: Terms served : Elected in 2002, Cornyn has only served 1 term in the Senate. However, he was currently elected this past year in 2008 to serve for another 6 years, earning himself a second term. Year elected : 2002 Re-election : In 2008, Cornyn was re-elected to represent the US Senate for another 6 years leaving him up for re-election in 2014. Previous political work : Cornyn served in Texas as a district judge, a member of the Texas Supreme Court, and as Texas Attorney General. Home state :texas Personal info : John Cornyn was born in Houston, Texas and raised in San Antonio, Texas. Cornyn is a graduate of Trinity University and St. Mary’s School of Law earning a masters in law from the university of virginia law school in 1995. Senator Cornyn is a married man of 29 years and has two daughters.
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