Kenny Marchant

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U.S. Representative

Kenny Marchant (R)

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TX-24
Positions
Leadership: No leadership position
Committees: House Committee on Financial Services
(subcommittees and past assignments)
Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

Primary challenge: No

Incumbent running: Yes

2012 candidates for TX-24

Confirmed: Tim Rusk, Kenny Marchant
Possible: None so far
Out: None so far
(more info & editing for TX-24)
On the Web
Official website


Kenny Marchant, a Republican, has represented the Twenty-Fourth Congressional District of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2005.

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Record and controversies

Congressional scorecards

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Organization 2007 Scorecard
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2008 Scorecard
Score - Agree ratio
American Civil Liberties Union not avail. not avail.
American Conservative Union 96 - 23/25 not avail.
AFSCME not avail. not avail.
Americans for Democratic Action 10 - 2/20 0 - 0/20
Club for Growth not avail. not avail.
Drum Major Institute not avail. not avail.
Family Research Council not avail. not avail.
Information Technology Industry Council not avail. not avail.
League of Conservation Voters not avail. not avail.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People not avail. not avail.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 78 - 14/20 not avail.


Iraq War

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Bio

Marchant was born February 23, 1951 in Bonham, Texas. Prior to being elected to the U.S. House, Marchant was a real estate developer and owned a homebuilding company. Marchant served a councilman on the Carrollton, Texas City Council from 1980-1984, was mayor of Carrollton from 1984-1986 and was a member of the Texas House from 1987-2004.

Texas' 24th Congressional District was created as a result of redistricting. Marchant had planned to run for Congress in 2002 in a bid to represent suburban Dallas, but fellow Republican Pete Sessions, an incumbent, chose to run there instead. But in 2004, Marchant, in his position on the Texas House's Redistricting Committee, was ideally positioned to oversee the drawing of a new seat that helped tilt the odds in his favor. The 24th District, as re-drawn, is centered in Carrollton, where Marchant has held local office for a quarter-century.

Congressional career

Marchant is a staunch George W. Bush supporter and worked with him when he was governor of Texas. Marchant has said the two of them agree on social and fiscal policy "99 percent of the time." He has said that his top priority on Capitol Hill will be cutting the federal deficit.

2006 elections

In 2006, Democrats nominated Gary R. Page to face Marchant in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1] Marchant retained his seat.

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.

Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Energy Future Holdings Corp$ 13,815
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria$ 10,000
National Thoroughbred Racing Assn$ 10,000
New York Life Insurance$ 10,000
National Beer Wholesalers Assn$ 8,500
Chesapeake Energy$ 8,000
Farm Credit Council$ 8,000
Bass Brothers Enterprises$ 7,800
American Bankers Assn$ 7,500
American College of Emergency Physicians$ 7,500
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for Kenny Marchant
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals

Committees and Affiliations

Committees

Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Kenny Marchant. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Contact

DC office
  • 1110 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-6605 Fax: 202-225-0074
    Webform email
District offices
  • 9901 East Valley Ranch Parkway, Suite 3035, Irving, TX 75063
    Ph: 972-556-0162 Fax: (none entered)
On the Web
Campaign office
  • No campaign website entered.
  • No campaign webform email entered.
  • 2125 North Josey Lane, Suite 200, Carrollton, TX 75006
    Ph: 972-242-7211 Fax: (none entered)

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