Michael Cloud

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Michael Cloud
Michael Cloud, Official Portrait, 115th Congress.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 27th district
Assumed office
July 10, 2018
Preceded byBlake Farenthold
Personal details
Born (1975-05-13) May 13, 1975 (age 43)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Rosel Cloud
EducationOral Roberts University (BS)
WebsiteHouse website

Michael Jonathan Cloud (born May 13, 1975) is an American politician currently serving as a member of the United States House of Representatives for Texas's 27th congressional district. He is a member of the Republican Party.

Early life and career[edit]

Cloud graduated from Oral Roberts University with a bachelor's degree in communications.[1] He served as chair of the Victoria County Republican Party from May 2010 to May 2017.[2]

U.S. House of Representatives[edit]

Cloud succeeded Republican Blake Farenthold who resigned amid controversy due to settling a sexual harassment lawsuit with public money.[3][4] He had previously won the Republican runoff for the regularly scheduled election with outside help from the Club for Growth and the endorsement of Ron Paul, who had previously represented parts of the district in Congress.[5] On June 30, 2018, he won a special election to his current seat, defeating Democrat Eric Holguin 55% to 32%.[6] Cloud took his oath and was sworn in on July 10, 2018.[7]


  1. ^ https://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/republican-michael-cloud-sworn-in-to-house-replacing-blake-farenthold
  2. ^ Svitek, Patrick (June 30, 2018). "Michael Cloud wins special election to fill U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold's seat". The Texas Tribune. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  3. ^ "Lawmaker behind secret $84K sexual harassment settlement unmasked". Politico. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  4. ^ "Republican wins Texas special election for House seat". Washington Post. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  5. ^ "Endorsements". Cloud for Congress | Michael Cloud. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  6. ^ Tribune, The Texas (July 1, 2018). "Michael Cloud wins special election to fill U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold's seat". The Texas Tribune. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  7. ^ Tribune, The Texas (July 10, 2018). "Republican Michael Cloud sworn in as Texas' newest congressman". The Texas Tribune. Retrieved July 13, 2018.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Blake Farenthold
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 27th congressional district

U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Debbie Lesko
United States Representatives by seniority
Succeeded by
Troy Balderson