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Henry Cuellar

[Congressional biography]

Born: September 19, 1955 in Laredo, TX

Education:

  • J.W. Nixon High School (Laredo, TX), 1974
  • Laredo Community College, A.A., 1976
  • Georgetown University, B.S., 1978
  • University of Texas, J.D., 1981
  • Ph.D., 1998
  • Texas A&M-Laredo, M.A., 1982

Career:

  • Lawyer
  • Adjunct professor, Texas A&M University, 1984-1986

Elected Office:

  • TX House, 1987-2001



Election Results for Henry Cuellar


Click on the Year to see the results of that election.

YearAgeStatePartyOfficeDistrictStagePosVotes%
2002 46 TX D U.S. House District 23 Primary 1 51,495 100.0%
2002 46 TX D U.S. House District 23 General 2 71,067 47.2%
2004 48 TX D U.S. House District 28 Primary 1 24,651 50.2%
2004 48 TX D U.S. House District 28 General 1 106,323 59.0%
2006 50 TX D U.S. House District 28 Primary 1 24,256 53.1%
2006 50 TX D U.S. House District 28 General 1 52,574 67.6%
2008 52 TX D U.S. House District 28 Primary 1 84,819 100.0%
2008 52 TX D U.S. House District 28 General 1 123,494 68.7%
2010 54 TX D U.S. House District 28 Primary 1 48,634 100.0%
2010 54 TX D U.S. House District 28 General 1 62,773 56.3%
2012 56 TX D U.S. House District 28 Primary 1 35,350 100.0%
2012 56 TX D U.S. House District 28 General 1 112,456 67.9%
2014 58 TX D U.S. House District 28 Primary 1 36,821 100.0%
2014 58 TX D U.S. House District 28 General 1 62,508 82.1%
2016 60 TX D U.S. House District 28 Primary 1 49,993 89.8%
2016 60 TX D U.S. House District 28 General 1 122,086 66.2%
2018 62 TX D U.S. House District 28 Primary 1 39,221 100.0%
2018 62 TX D U.S. House District 28 General 1 117,494 84.4%
2020 64 TX D U.S. House District 28 Primary 1 38,834 51.8%
2020 64 TX D U.S. House District 28 General 1 137,494 58.3%
2022 66 TX D U.S. House District 28 Primary 1 23,988 48.7%
2022 66 TX D U.S. House District 28 Primary Runoff 1 22,895 50.3%
2022 66 TX D U.S. House District 28 General 1 93,803 56.7%


Age: Age as of July 1 of the year pertaining to this election.




Ideology Data for Henry Cuellar


Click on the number in the 'Conserv.' column to see all of the key votes for that year.

YearAgeBodyConservative
Coalition
Party UnityPresidential
Support
Vote %LiberalConserv.
P
2005 49 House 67 28 R 50 41 95 68 52
2006 50 House 63 36 R 87 13 99 37 68
2007 51 House 87 12 R 17 82 99 90 20
2008 52 House 92 6 R 31 69 97 80 12
2009 53 House 91 8 D 94 6 99 85 12
2010 54 House 93 6 D 88 12 98 75 13
2011 55 House 66 33 D 68 32 99 50 12
2012 56 House 68 32 D 47 53 99 40 36
2013 57 House 69 31 D 61 39 100 40 20
2014 58 House 73 26 D 44 55 99 15 36
2015 59 House 66 29 D 31 64 94 35 23
2016 60 House 70 30 D 34 66 99 45 12
2017 61 House 76 22 R 58 42 98 40 22
2018 62 House 73 27 R 85 15 99 8 40
2019 63 House 92 8 R 13 87 100 70 14
2020 64 House 92 7 R 8 89 97 79 7
2021 65 House 95 5 D 94 6 100 70 13
2022 66 House 93 7 D 93 7 99 9
2023 67 House 78 21 D 97 19
Lifetime conservative rating:   22%


Age: Age as of July 1 of the year pertaining to this row.



Conservative Coalition: According to the publication "Congressional Quarterly" (CQ), this is an alliance of Republicans and Southern Democrats (from back when Southern Democrats tended to be conservative or at least moderate) against Northern Democrats in Congress.

This concept had significant meaning perhaps through the 1980's. These statistics stopped being computed after 2000 because conservative Democrats no longer existed except in very rare cases. The number under the green check is the percentage of time this Representative or Senator voted with the coalition; the number under the red X is the percentage of the time he opposed the coalition. The numbers often do not add to 100% because of instances where no vote was cast.



Party Unity: According to CQ, a Party Unity vote in Congress is one in which the parties were split, with a majority of Democrats opposing a majority of Republicans.

The number under the green check is the percentage of time this Representative or Senator voted with his party; the number under the red X is the percentage of the time he opposed the party. The numbers often do not add to 100% because of instances where no vote was cast.



Presidential Support: These are votes for which the President has stated his position, either in via a message to Congress, by press conference remarks or other public statements and documents.

The number under the green check is the percentage of time this Representative or Senator voted with the President; the number under the red X is the percentage of the time he opposed the President. The numbers often do not add to 100% because of instances where no vote was cast. The "P" column indicates the party of the President in each year.



Vote %: The percentage of roll-call votes in which this Representaive or Senator participated by voting "Yes" or "No" (as opposed to "Present" or not voting at all.)



Liberal Rating: These ratings are based on key votes as identifed by the ultra-liberal advocacy organization called "Americans for Democratic Action" (ADA). They have been rating members of Congress since 1947. The number shown is the percentage of the time this Representative or Senator took the liberal position on a key issue. The methodology behind the calculation can be found here. Ratings followed by an asterisk were calculated the "ADA way" due to missing data regarding key votes in the ADA source material.



Conservative Rating: These ratings are based on key votes as identifed by the conservative advocacy organization called the "American Conservative Union" (ACU). They have been rating members of Congress since 1971. The number shown is the percentage of the time this Representative or Senator took the conservative position on a key issue.

The liberal and conservative ratings are not expected to add to 100% because the two groups use different sets of key votes to determine their ratings. Conservative ratings from 1961 through 1970 (and for 2024) were calculated based on key votes as selected by the creators of this website.