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John CornynREPRepublican United States Senator
71
Years of Age
28
Years of Experience
TXResidence (state)

John Cornyn III (COR-nin; born February 2, 1952) is an American politician, attorney, and former jurist serving as the senior United States senator from Texas, a seat he has held since 2002. A member of the Republican Party, he served on the Texas Supreme Court from 1991 to 1997 and as the attorney general of Texas from 1999 to 2002. Born in Houston, Cornyn is a graduate of Trinity University and St. Mary's University School of Law and received an LL.M. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. He was a judge on Texas's 37th District Court from 1985 to 1991. He was elected an associate justice of the Texas Supreme Court, where he served from 1991 to 1997. In 1998, Cornyn was elected Attorney General of Texas, serving one term before winning a seat in the U.S. Senate in 2002. He was reelected in 2008, 2014, and 2020. Cornyn chaired the National Republican Senatorial Committee from 2009 to 2013, and served as the Senate majority whip for the 114th and 115th Congresses.

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Campaign Funding

20
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$18,542,242
Total Raised
$15,423,769
Total Spent
$5,790,126
Cash on Hand
Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 10) View All Industries
99%
Securities & Investment$1,581,371
84%
Oil & Gas$1,334,215
54%
Health Professionals$862,533
54%
Lawyers/Law Firms$856,994
48%
Real Estate$762,339
35%
Retired$557,794
30%
Insurance$473,453
27%
Commercial Banks$435,765
27%
Leadership PACs$432,358
25%
Misc Finance$402,225
Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.

Largest Contributors

Funding generally from an organization's PAC or its members/employees. Organizations did not donate directly.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education8 - 8 of 6
Trinity University
Bachelor of Arts
1973
American School in Japan
Kilgore College
Oliver Wendell Holmes High School
St. Mary's University School of Law
Juris Doctor
1977
University of Virginia School of Law
Master of Laws
1995
Past Positions1 - 9 of 9
Assistant Majority Leader
United States Senate
2015 - 2019
Minority Whip
United States Senate
2013 - 2019
Senator
United States Senate
2002 - Current
Attorney General
State of Texas
1997 - 2002
Justice
Texas Supreme Court
1990
Justice
Texas Supreme Court
1996
Judge
Bexar County District Court
1984 - 1990
Former Member
Deputy Whip Team, United States Senate
Attorney
Groce, Locke, and Hebdon
Other Experience1 - 15 of 15
Member
University Avenue Church of Christ
Chair
Senate Radio Frequency Identification Caucus
Chair
Senate India Caucus
Co-Founder
Senate India Caucus
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration, United States Senate
Former Chair
Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness, United States Senate
Former Vice Chair
Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus
Member
Senate Finance Committee
Member
Senate Intelligence Committee
Member
Senate Judiciary Committee
Member
Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus
Member
Senate Caucus to End Human Trafficking
Member
Senate Pro-Life Caucus
Member
Senate Western Caucus
Vice Chairman
Senate Republican Conference Task Force on Hispanic Affairs