Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) biography

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Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)

3rd term Republican from Texas.


Residence: Austin

Marital Status: Married (Sandy)

Prev. Occupation: Attorney, Realtor

Prev. Political Exp.: TX District Court Judge, 1985-91; TX Supreme Court, 1991-97; TX Atty. General, 1999-2002; US Senate, 2003-present

Education: BA Trinity University, 1973; JD St. Mary's School of Law, 1977; LLM University of Virginia, 1995

Birthdate: 02/02/1952

Birthplace: Houston, TX

Religion: Non-denominational Christian

Percentage in Last Election: 62%

Major Opponent: David Alameel (D)


Current Elected Office Contact Information

Contact Sen. John Cornyn via Web Form.


Washington, D.C. Office:

517 Hart Senate Office Building,
District of Columbia 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2934
Fax: (202) 228-2856

Austin Office: (more district offices)

221 West 6th Street, Suite 1530
Austin, Texas 78701
Phone: (512) 469-6034
Fax: (512) 469-6020


Current Elected Office Committees:


Current Elected Office Staff Members:

  • Chief of Staff: Beth Jafari
  • Scheduler: Paige Kerr
  • Legis. Dir.: Stephen Tausend
  • Comm. Dir.: Drew Brandewie
  • Press Secy.: Ryann Durant
  • Child/Family Issues LA: Claire Sanderson
  • Education LA: Claire Sanderson
  • Telecomm LA: Claire Sanderson
  • Labor LA: Claire Sanderson
  • Budget LA: Andrew Siracuse
  • Trade LA: Andrew Cooper
  • Transportation LA: Madison Smith
  • Government Affairs LA: Madison Smith
  • Commerce LA: Andrew Cooper
  • Space - NASA LA: Madison Smith
  • Animal Welfare LA: Andrew Cooper



Current Elected Office Key Votes:

These are our key votes and this is how Sen. John Cornyn voted on our issues. Click on each heading to sort.

Status Name of Legislation Date Voted Score
A Motion to Recede and Amend the Bill; Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008 11/08/2007 Nay Not Scored

P = Passed Voted For Us= Voted With Us
A = Agreed To Voted Against= Voted Against Us
R = Rejected Not Scored= Not Scored
C = Confirmed Ineligible to Vote= Ineligible to Vote
F = Failed

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Current Elected Office Bills:

Here is Sen. John Cornyn's cosponsorship status on our key legislation. Send Sen. John Cornyn a message by clicking in the "Send Message" column.

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Bill Name Cosponsor? Send Message
S.1021 - 'A bill to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, and for other purposes. No Send Message to Sen. John Cornyn
S.250 - 'A bill to amend the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998 to improve th... No Send Message to Sen. John Cornyn


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