Steve Ogden

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Steve Ogden
Member of the Texas Senate
from the 5th district
In office
1997–2013
Preceded by Jim Turner
Succeeded by Charles Schwertner
Personal details
Born (1950-09-21) September 21, 1950 (age 64)
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Beverly Ogden
Children Michael, Stephanie, Kristen, and Charles
Residence Bryan, Brazos County
Texas, USA
Alma mater B.S., United States Naval Academy
MBA, Texas A&M University
Occupation Businessman

Steve Ogden (born 21 September 1950)[1] is a businessman from Bryan, Texas, who is a Republican former member of the Texas Senate representing the 5th District. Ogden became a state senator in January 1997. He chaired Texas Senate Finance Committee. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Texas A&M University in College Station.

Business[edit]

Ogden has been in the oil and gas exploration business for more than two decades. He is president of Ogden Resources, an independent oil and gas company based in Bryan. Prior to entering the oil business, Ogden served for nine years as an officer in the U.S. Navy's nuclear submarine force.

Before his election to the Texas Senate, Ogden served three terms in the Texas House of Representatives.

Recognition[edit]

As a state senator, Ogden was honored by the Texas County Judges and Commissioners Association, the Texas Association of District and County Attorneys, Scott & White, The Texas A&M University System, the Texas Veterans Commission, the Texas Municipal Police Association, and the Free Market Committee. Ogden received the sixth annual Bob Bullock Award for Outstanding Public Stewardship and was awarded the 2004 Defensor Pacem medal by Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. Following the 79th regular session of the Texas Legislature in 2005, he was named one of the "Ten Best Legislators" by Texas Monthly magazine, a "Top Legislator" by Capital Inside, and "Pro-Life Chairman of the Year" by Texas Right to Life.


Personal[edit]

Steve and Beverly Ogden were married in December 1973 and live in Bryan. They are the parents of four children. Michael, a major in the United States Marine Corps, and his wife Lisa are the parents of Gabriel and Canon Ogden. Stephanie and her husband William Lewis have two sons, Christopher and Will. Kristen, a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, and her husband Cameron have two children. The youngest son is Charles Benedict Ogden.

Election history[edit]

Most recent election[edit]

2006[edit]

Texas general election, 2006: Senate District 5[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Steve Ogden (Incumbent) 105,979 61.48 -25.38
Democratic Stephen Wyman 59,671 34.62 +34.62
Libertarian Darrell R. Grear 6,719 3.90 -9.25
Majority 46,308 26.87 -46.84
Turnout 172,369 22.59
Republican hold

Previous elections[edit]

2002[edit]

Texas general election, 2002: Senate District 5[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Steve Ogden (Incumbent) 122,119 86.86 +31.19
Libertarian Randall Barfield 18,482 13.14 +13.14
Majority 103,637 73.71 +62.38
Turnout 140,601 +1.35
Republican hold

1998[edit]

Texas general election, 1998: Senate District 5[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Steve Ogden (Incumbent) 77,227 55.67 +0.21
Democratic Mary M. Moore 61,508 44.33 -0.21
Majority 15,719 11.33 +0.41
Turnout 138,735 +262.17
Republican hold

1997[edit]

Special election, 1997: Senate District 5, Unexpired term[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Mary M. Moore 17,062 44.54 -11.45
Republican Steve Ogden 21,245 55.46 +11.45
Majority 4,183 10.92 -1.06
Turnout 38,307 -74.01
Republican gain from Democratic

1996[edit]

Texas general election, 1996: House District 14[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Steve Ogden (Incumbent) 24,402 100.00
Majority 24,402 100.00
Turnout 24,402 +14.43
Republican hold

1994[edit]

Texas general election, 1994: House District 14[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Steve Ogden (Incumbent) 21,325 100.00
Majority 21,325 100.00
Turnout 21,325 -32.62
Republican hold

1992[edit]

Texas general election, 1992: House District 14[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Steve Ogden (Incumbent) 31,649 100.00
Majority 31,649 100.00
Turnout 31,649
Republican hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office of the Secretary of State (Texas) (2002-09-13). "State Senate Candidates for 2002 General Election". Retrieved 2006-12-26. 
  2. ^ "2006 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-02. 
  3. ^ "2002 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-02. 
  4. ^ "1998 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-02. 
  5. ^ "January 1997 Special Elections". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-02. 
  6. ^ "1996 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-02. 
  7. ^ "1994 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-02. 
  8. ^ "1992 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Retrieved 2007-01-02. 

External links[edit]

Texas Senate
Preceded by
Jim Turner
Texas State Senator
from District 5 (Bryan)

1997-2013
Succeeded by
Charles Schwertner
Texas House of Representatives
Preceded by
Richard A. Smith
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from District 14 (Bryan)

1991–1997
Succeeded by
Bill Roman