Blake Farenthold

Blake Farenthold REPRepublican

American politician (born 1961)

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Blake FarentholdREPRepublican American politician (born 1961)
62
Years of Age
7
Years of Experience
TXResidence (state)

Randolph Blake Farenthold (born December 12, 1961) is an American politician and lobbyist. A member of the Republican Party, Farenthold co-hosted a conservative talk-radio program before beginning a career in politics. Farenthold served as the U.S. representative for Texas's 27th congressional district from 2011 until his resignation in April 2018 in the wake of reports he used public funds to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit and had created an intensely hostile work environment for women in his congressional office. Upon resigning, Farenthold pledged to reimburse the US$84,000 in public money that he used to settle the lawsuit. He later reneged on his pledge to repay.

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Campaign Funding

20
12
$1,153,105
Total Raised
$1,182,936
Total Spent
$1,473
Cash on Hand
Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 10) View All Industries
99%
Oil & Gas$99,752
77%
Leadership PACs$77,435
51%
Health Professionals$51,816
51%
General Contractors$51,583
49%
Retired$49,458
45%
Air Transport$45,383
40%
Misc Finance$40,725
38%
Real Estate$38,100
35%
Crop Production & Basic Processing$35,450
30%
Lawyers/Law Firms$30,375
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
Education5 - 5 of 3
Incarnate Word Academy
1980
University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Science
1985
St. Mary's University School of Law
Juris Doctor
1989
Past Positions1 - 12 of 12
Representative
United States House of Representatives
2011 - 2018
Attorney
Law Offices of Blake Farenthold
1997 - 2010
President
Farenthold Consulting, Limited Liability Company
1997 - 2010
Talk Show Contributor
Lago in the Morning
1999 - 2010
Attorney
The Kleberg Law Firm
1989 - 1997
President
Austin Party Line
1983 - 1985
Owner
BFP Mobile Entertainment
1976 - 1984
Disk Jockey
KSJL
1982
Disk Jockey
KITY
1981
Disk Jockey
KITE
1980
Disk Jockey
KZFM
1978 - 1980
Disk Jockey
KRYS-AM
1977 - 1978
Other Experience1 - 59 of 59
Leadership Team
Social Media Club, Corpus Christi
2009 - 2010
Volunteer Computer Instructor
1999 - 2010
Board Member
Saint James Episcopal School
1992 - 2000
Basketball Referee
Former Board Member
Computer Section, State Bar of Texas
Former Editorial Board Member
Corpus Christi Lawyer Magazine
Former Electronic Publications Editor
Computer Section, State Bar of Texas
Former Member
Board, Texas State Aquarium
Former Member
Board, Art Museum of South Texas
Former Treasurer
Corpus Christi Lawyer Magazine
Member
State Bar of Texas
Technical Volunteer
Senior Citizens
Chair
Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy and Environment, United States House of Representatives
2017 - 2018
Former Member
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on the Interior, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Information Technology, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Oversight and Government Reform Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Aviation, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Judiciary Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Vice Chair
Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law, United States House of Representatives
Founder
I-69 Caucus
Founder
Liquified Natural Gas Export Caucus
Founder
Texas Maritime Caucus
Member
House Military Depot and Industrial Facilities Caucus
Member
United States - Mexico Friendship Caucus
Member
Congressional Taiwan Caucus
Member
Congressional Southwest Border Caucus
Member
Congressional Caucus on Community Health Centers
Member
Congressional STEAM Caucus
Member
Congressional Boating Caucus
Member
Congressional Israel Allies Caucus
Member
Congressional Joint Strike Fighter Caucus
Member
Congressional Navy and Marine Corps Caucus
Member
House General Aviation Caucus
Member
Congressional Ports Caucus
Member
Congressional Diabetes Caucus
Member
Congressional High Technology Caucus
Member
Congressional Media Fairness Caucus
Member
Congressional Caucus on Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention
Member
Congressional Creative Rights Caucus
Member
Congressional Home Protection Caucus
Member
Fourth Amendment Caucus
Member
Congressional Caucus on Unmanned Systems
Member
Congressional Travel & Tourism Caucus
Member
Liquified Natural Gas Export Caucus
Member
I-69 Caucus
Member
Congressional Automotive Caucus
Member
Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus
Member
Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus
Member
House Tea Party Caucus
Member
Congressional Internet Caucus
Member
Congressional Refinery Caucus
Member
Texas Maritime Caucus
Member
Congressional Aluminum Caucus
Member
Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus
Member
Congressional Natural Gas Caucus