Chris Bell

Chris Bell DEMDemocrat

American politician

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Chris BellDEMDemocrat American politician
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Robert Christopher Bell (born November 23, 1959) is an American politician, attorney, and former journalist. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and South Texas College of Law. Bell served five years on the Houston City Council from 1997 to 2001, followed by one term in the United States House of Representatives from Texas's 25th Congressional District in Houston from 2003 to 2005. Bell then became the Democratic nominee in the 2006 election for the office of Governor of Texas, losing to Republican incumbent Governor Rick Perry by 406,450 votes (Perry 39% versus Bell 30%) in a fractured general election campaign that also drew in two significant independent challengers. Bell, a member of the Democratic Party, is currently an attorney specializing in personal injury and commercial litigation. Prior to practicing law, Bell had been a prominent radio journalist in Texas.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Journalism
Highland Park High School
South Texas College of Law
Juris Doctor
Past Positions1 - 8 of 8
United States House of Representatives
2002 - 2004
Houston City Council
1997 - 2001
Chris Bell, Professional Corporation
2016 - Current
Berg Feldman Johnson Bell, Limited Liability Partnership
2014 - 2015
Of Counsel
Patton Boggs, Limited Liability Partnership
2007 - 2013
Stanley, Phillips & Bell, Limited Liability Partnership
2005 - 2007
Of Counsel
Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, Limited Liability Partnership
1999 - Current
KTRH Radio
1989 - 1991
Other Experience1 - 6 of 6
Board, Downtown Houston Association
Houston Area Parkinson Society
Joint Commission on Children, Houston/Harris County
Board, Big Brothers Big Sisters/Gulf Coast Region
Christ Church Cathedral
Board, American Diabetes Association