Joe Moody (Texas)

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Joseph E. "Joe" Moody
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from the 78th district
In office
2009–2011
Preceded byPat Haggerty
Succeeded byDee Margo
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from the 78th district
Assumed office
2013
Preceded byDee Margo
Personal details
Born (1981-01-09) January 9, 1981 (age 38)
El Paso, Texas, USA.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Adrianne Moody
ResidenceEl Paso, Texas
Alma materNew Mexico State University
Texas Tech University
OccupationAttorney

Joseph E. "Joe" Moody (born January 9, 1981) is a lawyer from El Paso, Texas, who has been since 2013 a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives for District 78, based entirely in El Paso County. Moody previously represented District 78 for the single term from 2009 to 2011. In 2012, he unseated the RepublicanDee 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.[1]

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).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Torres, Zahira (November 7, 2012). "Democrat Joe Moody edges Republican Dee Margo for District 78 House seat". El Paso Times. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Election Returns". Texas Secretary of State. November 6, 2018. Retrieved November 20, 2018.

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Political offices
Texas House of Representatives
Preceded by
Dee Margo
Texas State Representative for District 78 (El Paso County)

Joseph E. "Joe" Moody
2013–

Succeeded by
Incumbent

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Political offices
Texas House of Representatives
Preceded by
Pat Haggerty
Texas State Representative for District 78 (El Paso County)

Joseph E. "Joe" Moody
2009–2011

Succeeded by
Dee Margo