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Hinojosa, Ruben

Born: 1940 AD
Currently alive, at 77 years of age.

1940 – Born in Edcouch, Texas on the 20th of  August.

1974 – He was elected to the Texas State Board of Education, serving for 20 years.

1996 – Running for Congress, Hinojosa defeated Republican Tom Haughey with 62% of the vote.

1997 – Representative from Texas.

1998 – He defeated Haughey again, winning 59% of the vote.

2000 – He took 89% of the vote, facing only independent Frank L. Jones III.

2002 – He was elected once again after running unopposed.

2004 – Congressman Hinojosa faced Republican Michael Thamm in the redrawn district 15 and defeated the former major, winning with 59 percent of the vote.

2006 – Mid-Term election he faced both Paul Haring and Eddie Zamora, both republicans.

         – Congressman Hinojosa serves on the Committee on Education and the Workforce, the Committee on Financial Services, and the Committee on Resources.