|Assumed office |
January 3, 2005
|Preceded by||Max Sandlin|
Judge of the Texas 7th Judicial District Court for Smith County
|Born|| August 18, 1953|
Pittsburg, Camp County
|Residence||Tyler, Smith County, Texas|
|Alma mater|| Texas A&M University|
Baylor University Law School
United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps (1978-1982)
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.
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.