The BIPAC Action Fund announced its endorsement of John Culberson for his re-election campaign in the U.S. House of Representatives for Texas' 7th congressional district on January 31, 2018.
Culberson has been a strong business advocate. He has advocated for reduced government regulations and other impediments that slow economic growth. He has held his seat since 2000 and, over the years, has faced no opposition in some election cycles. This year though, eight challengers have stepped forward for his seat. One is in the Republican primary and is running to the right of Culberson. Seven Democrats are competing to challenge him in the general election.
A life-long Texan, John Culberson earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Southern Methodist University in Dallas in 1981. After college, he worked for his father’s political consulting and advertising agency before earning a Juris Doctorate degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston. Before his election to Congress, he practiced law as a civil defense attorney with the Houston firm Lorance and Thompson.
In 1986, John was elected to the Texas House of Representatives while he was a law student. He spent 14 years in the Texas House and in his last term in 1999, he was selected by his peers to serve as Minority Whip.
John Culberson was elected in 2000 to represent the 7th District, a seat formerly held by President George H. W. Bush and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Archer. In Congress, John’s priorities include restoring the 10th amendment, strengthening the economy by cutting taxes, creating jobs, and balancing the budget, securing the border, advancing medical and scientific research, and improving Houston transportation.
Percent Candidate Party Votes Winner
52.5% Lizzie Fletcher Dem 127,959 ✓
47.5% John Culberson* GOP 115,642