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  Thornberry, William M. "Mac"
NameWilliam M. "Mac" Thornberry
Clarendon, Texas , United States
Website [Link]
Born July 15, 1958 (59 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Jan 16, 2017 07:27pm
Tags Caucasian - Conservative - Married - Christian - Presbyterian - Protestant - Straight -
InfoA fifth generation Texan, Mac Thornberry has strong ties to the people he serves in the U.S. House of Representatives. Mac is a lifelong resident of the 13th District of Texas. His family has been ranching in the area since 1881 - a family business in which Mac remains actively involved.

Mac shares the values of the people he represents and continues to fight for the things that are important to them. He is a longtime advocate of lower taxes and limited government. Boosting domestic energy production, protecting private property rights, and reforming health care are top priorities for Mac. And, as one of the few Members of Congress personally involved in agriculture, Mac understands the challenges agricultural producers face and has been a key player in efforts to support them.

Mac has established himself as a leader on national security. He currently serves on the Armed Services Committee and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Mac was one of the first in Congress to recognize the need to confront the threat of terrorism. Six months before the tragic events of September 11th, 2001, Mac introduced a bill to create a new Department of Homeland Security, which formed the basis of legislation signed into law by President Bush 20 months later. Mac has also played a major role in shaping national policy on transformation of the military and strategic nuclear issues. He is at the forefront of efforts in Congress to protect the country from threats ranging from terrorist attacks to cyber intrusion. For more on Mac's work on national security click here.

Born in Clarendon and raised on the family ranch in Donley County, Mac graduated from Clarendon High School before continuing his education at Texas Tech University. After obtaining a B.A. in history from Tech in 1980, he went on to the University of Texas Law School where he graduated in 1983. For the next several years, he worked in Washington, including serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs in the State Department under President Reagan.

In 1989, Mac joined his brothers in the cattle business and practiced law in Amarillo.

Mac's wife, Sally, is also a native Texan. They have two children.


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  03/06/2018 TX District 13 - R Primary ???
  11/08/2016 TX District 13 Won 89.97% (+83.31%)
  03/01/2016 TX District 13 - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2014 TX District 13 Won 84.32% (+71.52%)
  03/04/2014 TX - District 13 - R Primary Won 68.21% (+49.59%)
  11/06/2012 TX District 13 Won 90.98% (+84.83%)
  05/29/2012 TX District 13 - R Primary Won 77.53% (+55.06%)
  11/02/2010 TX - District 13 Won 87.05% (+78.44%)
  03/02/2010 TX District 13 - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2008 TX - District 13 Won 77.65% (+55.29%)
  03/04/2008 TX District 13 - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2006 TX - District 13 Won 74.25% (+51.13%)
  03/07/2006 TX District 13 - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 TX - District 13 Won 92.21% (+84.42%)
  11/05/2002 TX District 13 Won 79.27% (+58.55%)
  11/07/2000 TX District 13 Won 67.63% (+36.48%)
  11/03/1998 TX District 13 Won 67.92% (+36.93%)
  11/05/1996 TX District 13 Won 66.87% (+34.58%)
  11/08/1994 TX District 13 Won 55.42% (+10.84%)
  03/08/1994 TX District 13 - R Primary Won 74.98% (+61.06%)
  11/15/2016 US House Speaker - R Conference Vote Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
TX US President - R Primary - May 29, 2012 R Mitt Romney
TX Governor - R Primary - Mar 02, 2010 R Kay Bailey Hutchison
TX - District 22 - R Runoff - Apr 08, 2008 R Pete Olson
C00286187 Thornberry For Congress Committee $ 621980.50