Joe Moody (politician)

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Joe Moody
Speaker pro tempore of the Texas House of Representatives
Assumed office
January 8, 2019
Preceded byDennis Bonnen
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from the 78th district
Assumed office
January 8, 2013
Preceded byDee Margo
In office
January 13, 2009 – January 11, 2011
Preceded byPat Haggerty
Succeeded byDee Margo
Personal details
Born (1981-01-09) January 9, 1981 (age 38)
El Paso, Texas, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Adrianne Moody
EducationNew Mexico State University, Las Cruces (BA)
Texas Tech University, Lubbock (JD)

Joseph E. Moody (born January 9, 1981) is a lawyer from El Paso, Texas, who is Speaker Pro Tempore of the Texas House of Representatives.[1] He has represented District 78, based entirely in El Paso County, since 2013. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Moody previously represented District 78 for the single term from 2009 to 2011. In 2012, he unseated the Republican Dee Margo, now the Mayor of El Paso, a nominally nonpartisan position.

Moody defeated Margo in the general elections of both 2008 and 2012, but Margo prevailed in the 2010 contest, with lowered turnout in a mid-term election.[2]

Moody won his fifth nonconsecutive term in the House in the general election held on November 6, 2018. With 31,361 votes (65.2 percent) and buoyed by the U.S. Senate candidacy of Beto O'Rourke, also an El Paso native, Moody overwhelmed the Republican candidate, Jeffrey Lane, who finished with 16,741 votes (34.8 percent).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bonnen, Dennis. Standing Committee Appointments by Committee, Texas House of Representatives, January 23, 2019.
  2. ^ Torres, Zahira (November 7, 2012). "Democrat Joe Moody edges Republican Dee Margo for District 78 House seat". El Paso Times. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Election Returns". Texas Secretary of State. November 6, 2018. Retrieved November 20, 2018.

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Texas House of Representatives
Preceded by
Pat Haggerty
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from the 78th district

2009–2011
Succeeded by
Dee Margo
Preceded by
Dee Margo
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from the 78th district

2013–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Dennis Bonnen
Speaker pro tempore of the Texas House of Representatives
2019–present