By Elizabeth Casey-Rutland
Photo courtesy of House GOP
Name: Mac Thornberry
State/District, Party: Texas 13th District, Republican
Leadership position: Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee
Number of Years in That Position: Less than 1, he obtained this position in January 2015.
Number of Terms/Years in Congress: He was first elected 21 years ago in 1994.
Percent/Amount of State Revenue from the Federal Government (2013): Texas received $38 billion, or 32.6% of its total revenue from the federal government
Defense Contracts Awarded to State (2013): $32.3 billion
Memorable Budget Quote: "It's essential that we reduce overhead in the Pentagon," 2015
Total Amount Spent During Latest Election: $1.69 million
Top Donor/Top Industry: Lockheed Martin, Defense Aerospace
Candidate’s Self-Financing: $0