|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Texas's 27th district
|Assumed office |
July 10, 2018
|Preceded by||Blake Farenthold|
|Born||May 13, 1975|
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.
|Education||Oral Roberts University (BS)|
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
U.S. House of Representatives
Cloud succeeded Republican Blake Farenthold who resigned amid controversy due to settling a sexual harassment lawsuit with public money. 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. On June 30, 2018, he won a special election to his current seat, defeating Democrat Eric Holguin 55% to 32%. Cloud took his oath and was sworn in on July 10, 2018.
- 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.
- "Lawmaker behind secret $84K sexual harassment settlement unmasked". Politico. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
- "Republican wins Texas special election for House seat". Washington Post. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
- "Endorsements". Cloud for Congress | Michael Cloud. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
- 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.
- Tribune, The Texas (July 10, 2018). "Republican Michael Cloud sworn in as Texas' newest congressman". The Texas Tribune. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
- Congressman Cloud official US House website
- Campaign website
- Michael Cloud at Curlie
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Profile at Vote Smart
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Legislation sponsored at the Library of Congress
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 27th congressional district
|U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)|
| United States Representatives by seniority