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  Green, Gene
NameGene Green
AddressP.O. Box 16128
Houston, Texas 77222, United States
Website [Link]
Born October 17, 1947 (73 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedRBH
Jan 16, 2017 07:32pm
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InfoCongressman Gene Green was first elected to Congress from the 29th Congressional District of Texas in 1992 after twenty years in the Texas House of Representatives and the Texas Senate. In 1996 he was appointed to the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee and currently serves on the following subcommittees: Telecommunications and the Internet; Health; and Environment and Hazardous Materials. He was selected to serve as a Deputy Whip and was appointed by the Democratic Leader Richard Gephardt to the Democratic Caucus Steering and Policy Committee.

Since being elected to the House of Representatives, Congressman Green has been a champion of education, labor, and health issues. He has worked hard to increase job training services and access to technology; to reform managed care and provide affordable prescription drug benefits to seniors; and to increase the minimum wage.

Congressman Green has been involved in a number of issues and projects directly affecting the 29th District. In 1998, he was instrumental in the revitalization of the Houston Head Start program, ensuring that this vital program was made available to all children. He has worked to secure federal funds for the expansion of the Port of Houston and Intercontinental Airport, and is currently working on legislation to declare the Buffalo Bayou a National Heritage area.

Additionally, the Congressman has organized many annual events in the 29th District that serve to improve lives in the community. His annual "Immunization Day" and "Citizenship Day" are two of his most successful events. In 2001, 350 legal residents were assisted with their citizenship applications and 250 elementary age children received free vaccines.

Congressman Green has received numerous awards and recognitions during his years of public service. The University of Houston presented Congressman Green with their 1995 Distinguished Alumnus Award for his personal and professional accomplishments as well as his commitment to the University of Houston. He has also received awards from the National Rehabilitation Association, the Texas Rehabilitation Commission and the American Council for the Blind for his work on vocational rehabilitation programs. In 1998 he was bestowed the title of Honorary Member of LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) and awarded the Fiestas Patrias "Mexicano de Corazon" award for his work and contributions to the Hispanic community. In 1999 and 2000, Congressman Green was awarded the U. S. Oncology Medal of Honor for his work in directing more federal research funds towards finding a cure for cancer. In January 2001, he was recognized by the Association for Residency and Citizenship (ARCA) for his effort to protect the rights of late amnesty applicants.

Congressman Gene Green, a native Houstonian, was born October 17, 1947. He received a degree in Business Administration from the University of Houston in 1971. He later attended Bates College of Law at the University of Houston and was admitted as a member of the State Bar of Texas in 1977. He married Helen Albers Green in January 1970. She has taught math in the Aldine Independent School District since 1969. They have two children. Angela is a medical student at the University of Texas-Medical Branch; and Christopher, a graduate of Texas A&M-Galveston. They attend Spring Woods United Methodist Church in Houston.

His civic activities include numerous Chambers of Commerce in the 29th Congressional District, Aldine Optimist Club, Communication Workers of America, the Texas Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. Green's Congressional affiliations include the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the Biomedical Research Caucus, the Congressional Steel Caucus, the Urban Caucus, the Urban Health Caucus and the Sportman's Caucus.


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  11/08/2016 TX District 29 Won 72.47% (+48.49%)
  03/01/2016 TX District 29 - D Primary Won 57.45% (+18.84%)
  11/04/2014 TX District 29 Won 89.55% (+79.10%)
  03/04/2014 TX - District 29 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2012 TX District 29 Won 90.00% (+84.78%)
  05/29/2012 TX District 29- D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2010 TX - District 29 Won 64.61% (+30.52%)
  03/02/2010 TX District 29 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2008 TX - District 29 Won 74.65% (+50.76%)
  03/04/2008 TX - District 29 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2006 TX - District 29 Won 73.54% (+49.11%)
  03/07/2006 TX - District 29 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 TX - District 29 Won 94.15% (+88.30%)
  11/05/2002 TX District 29 Won 95.16% (+90.33%)
  11/07/2000 TX District 29 Won 73.32% (+47.68%)
  11/03/1998 TX District 29 Won 92.75% (+88.53%)
  11/05/1996 TX District 29 Won 67.51% (+36.48%)
  11/08/1994 TX District 29 Won 73.44% (+46.87%)
  03/08/1994 TX District 29 - D Primary Won 55.11% (+10.22%)
  11/03/1992 TX District 29 Won 64.93% (+29.85%)
  04/14/1992 TX District 29 - D Runoff Won 50.29% (+0.57%)
  03/10/1992 TX District 29 - D Primary Won 27.54% (+0.00%)
  11/07/1982 TX State House 140 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  03/06/2018 TX District 29 - D Primary Lost 0.00% (-63.26%)
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TX US President - D Primary - Mar 03, 2020 D Joe Biden
TX District 29 - D Primary - Mar 06, 2018 D Sylvia R. Garcia
US House Minority Whip - Nov 16, 2010 D Steny H. Hoyer
TX US President - D Primary - Mar 04, 2008 D Hillary Clinton
TX US Senate - D Primary - Mar 04, 2008 D Rick Noriega
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Bill Richardson
TX US President - D Primary - Mar 09, 2004 D Richard "Dick" Gephardt