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  Bell, Chris
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NameChris Bell
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Houston, Texas , United States
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Born November 23, 1959 (59 years)
ContributorJR725
Last ModifedBarack O-blame-a
Mar 04, 2013 02:49pm
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InfoRobert Christopher "Chris" Bell

Chris Bell was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives for Texas District 25 in Houston from 2003 to 2005. Prior to serving in the U.S. Congress, Bell served two terms as a member of the Houston City Council, sitting in the At-Large Position Four seat between January 1997 - December 2001. He was elected during a special election when the previous incumbent, John Peavy, resigned from the Houston City Council in the wake of an ethics probe.

Right before Bell ran in the Democratic primary in 2002 for Texas Congressional District 25, he campaigned for a mayoral bid to succeed Mayor Lee P. Brown in October 2001 - the incumbent Brown was facing both Bell and fellow councilmember Orlando Sanchez. Bell finished in third place during the November 6, 2001 election and endorsed incumbent Brown during a runoff election. Right after finishing in third place - he made an official announcement in December 2001 to run for the U.S. Congress.

Bell was elected in 2002, but on March 9, 2004, he was defeated in a Democratic primary for District 9, which replaced District 25 in the 2003 Texas redistricting, by Al Green, the former President of the Houston NAACP. About half of the constituents from the old District 25 were placed in the new District 9, which is a more ethnically diverse seat. District 9's population is 37 percent black, 30 percent Hispanic, 21 percent white and 11 percent Asian.

He filed an ethics complaint against Tom DeLay on June 15, 2004, ending a 7-year "truce" between the parties. Each has accused the other of intent to create personal defamation.

On July 28, 2005, he announced his candidacy for the Democratic nominination for the Texas gubernatorial election. The primary elections will be held March 7, 2006, and the general election will be held November 7, 2006.


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Jul 14, 2008 07:00pm Announcement Chris Bell to Formally Announce for [TX] SD17 on Sunday  Article RP 
Oct 10, 2006 03:50pm Profile Chris Bell no novice at running for office  Article CBlock941 
Jul 28, 2005 01:00pm Blog Entry I'm in. [Chris Bell for TX Governor]  Article DFWDem 

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  03/03/2020 TX US Senate - D Primary ???
  11/03/2015 Houston TX Mayor Lost 7.41% (-23.90%)
  12/16/2008 TX State Senate 17 Runoff Lost 43.88% (-12.24%)
  11/04/2008 TX State Senate 17 - Special Election Won 38.40% (+12.26%)
  11/07/2006 TX Governor Lost 29.79% (-9.24%)
  03/07/2006 TX Governor - D Primary Won 63.87% (+35.35%)
  03/09/2004 TX - District 09 - D Primary Lost 31.30% (-35.17%)
  11/05/2002 TX District 25 Won 54.76% (+11.67%)
  04/09/2002 TX District 25 - D Runoff Won 54.30% (+8.60%)
  03/12/2002 TX District 25 - D Primary Won 36.09% (+8.95%)
  11/06/2001 Houston Mayor Lost 16.13% (-26.38%)
  11/02/1999 Houston City Council At-Large 4 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/06/1997 Houston City Council At-Large 4 - Runoff Won 62.29% (+24.59%)
  11/04/1997 Houston City Council At-Large 4 Won 48.65% (+18.71%)
  02/15/1997 Houston City Council At-Large 4 - Special Runoff Won 55.70% (+11.40%)
  01/18/1997 Houston City Council At-Large 4 - Special Election Won 22.99% (+0.00%)
  11/07/1995 Houston City Council At-Large 3 Lost 14.17% (-10.89%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Houston TX Mayor - Runoff - Dec 12, 2015 R Bill King
Houston Mayor Run-Off - Dec 12, 2009 D Annise Parker
Houston City Council At-Large 1 - Nov 03, 2009 D Herman Litt
TX US President - D Primary - Mar 04, 2008 D Hillary Clinton
TX Railroad Commissioner - D Primary - Mar 04, 2008 D Art Hall
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D John Edwards
TX US Senate - D Runoff - Apr 11, 2006 D Barbara Ann Radnofsky
TX US President - D Primary - Mar 09, 2004 D Richard "Dick" Gephardt