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About Louie Gohmert
Serving his sixth term in the United States House of Representatives, Congressman Louie Gohmert was first sworn in January 4, 2005. He proudly represents the First District of Texas which encompasses over 12 counties stretching nearly 120 miles down the state's eastern border.
Louie did not go to Washington to get a title and that is why to everyone he meets he is just “Louie.” What you see is what you get!
A favorite among Tea Party groups, Louie speaks often as a fellow Tea Party advocate across Texas and the United States. He boldly stands on America’s founding principles and is constantly coming up with big, innovative ideas solidly based on Constitutional fundamentals.
Congressman Gohmert is the Chairman of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. The purpose of this subcommittee is to hold this administration’s feet to the fire regarding accountability and transparency within the Department of the Interior. Louie also serves on the prestigious House Judiciary committee and currently holds the title of Vice Chairman of the subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. Louie’s extensive legal knowledge and background as a former no-nonsense judge is a major asset in working through the matters that come before this committee.
Prior to being elected to serve in Congress, Louie was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas. During his tenure on the bench, he gained national and international attention for some of his creative rulings. He was later appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to complete a term as Chief Justice of the 12th Court of Appeals.
Louie received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and later graduated from Baylor School of Law. He is also a veteran having served his country as Captain in the U.S. Army.
Today, he and his wife Kathy are the proud parents of three daughters. Their family attends Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, where Louie has served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. He frequently travels to churches throughout the First District of Texas and preaches to their congregations.