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Kenny Marchant

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Kenny Marchant currently serves the 24th Congressional district of Texas

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

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

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Environmental record

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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

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Kenny Marchant
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Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
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Committees and Affiliations

Committees

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:
501 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-6605
Fax: 202-225-0074
Web Email
Website

District Office-- Irving:
9901 East Valley Ranch Parkway, Suite 3035
Irving, TX 75063
Phone: 972-556-0162
Fax: 972-409-9704

Campaign Address:
2125 North Josey Lane, Suite 200
Carrollton, TX 75006
Phone: 972-242-7211
Fax:

Articles and resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
Leadership Position:
None
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Caucuses:
Committees: House Committee on Education and Labor, House Committee on Education and Labor/Subcommittee on Health Employment Labor and Pensions, House Committee on Education and Labor/Subcommittee on Healthy Families and Communities, House Committee on Financial Services, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform/Subcommittee on Federal Workforce Post Office and the District of Columbia, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform/Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform/Subcommittee on Aviation
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 2, 2004
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2005
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
Texas House of Representatives, Mayor, Carrollton, Carrollton City Council
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 9901 East Valley Ranch Parkway, Suite 3035, Irving, TX 75063
Phone: 972-556-0162 / Fax: 972-409-9704





Campaign Contact:

Website:
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Campaign Offices:

1. 2125 North Josey Lane, Suite 200, Carrollton, TX 75006
Phone: 972-242-7211 / Fax:



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Date of Birth: February 23, 1951