Louie Gohmert

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Louie Gohmert

U.S. Representative for Texas' 1st congressional district
Assumed office 
January 3, 2005
Preceded by Max Sandlin

Judge of the Texas 7th Judicial District Court for Smith County
In office

Born August 18, 1953
Pittsburg, Camp County
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Kathy Gohmert
Children Three children
Residence Tyler, Smith County, Texas
Alma mater Texas A&M University

Baylor University Law School

Occupation Lawyer

United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps (1978-1982)

Religion Southern Baptist

Louis Buller Gohmert, Jr., known as Louie Gohmert (born August 18, 1953), has served since January 2005 as the U.S. Representative for Texas' 1st congressional district. A former state court district judge for Smith County (1993-2002), the Republican Gohmert is among the most conservative members of Congress.

On January 6, 2015, Gohmert failed in his bid to unseat then U.S. House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, a favorite of establishment Republicans.

An active Southern Baptist, he resides in the county seat of Tyler, Texas.

In the March 6, 20187, Republican primary, Gohmert defeated two rivals with 88.3 percent of the ballots cast. In the November 6 general election, he faces for the fourth time African-American Democrat Shirley J. McKellar.