Former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke: A Timeline


Age on Inauguration Day 2021: 48 years, 3.3 months.











2020
2021












May 29 - Defeats inc. U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes (D) by 50.47% to 44.35%.  Nov. 6 - Def. Barbara Carrasco (R) with 65.42% of vote.

Nov. 4 - Re-elected, def. Corey Roen (R) by 67.49% to 29.17%.

Nov. 8 - Re-elected with 85.73% of the vote, def. Lib. and Grn. candidates.

Nov. 6 - Loses U.S. Senate race to Sen. Ted Cruz (R) by 50.89%% to 48.33% (+).
Mar. 14 - Announces candidacy. 
Mar. 30 - Launch event in El Paso, TX.


2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019



Father killed in traffic accident.



Candidate for El Paso City Council, def. inc. Anthony Cobos.
Sept. 24 - Marries Amy Hoover Sanders.

Re-elected to El Paso City Council.


2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009

 

- Internship on Capitol Hill.
-Starts at Columbia University. 
- Part of the punk rock band Foss.



B.A. in English literature from Columbia University. 
...stays in Brooklyn, various odd jobs...
Returns to El Paso.
Co-founds Stanton Street Technology Group.
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

 







...Psychedelic Warlord at Cult of the Dead Cow (+) ...
Woodbury Forest School in Virginia, 1988-91.

1980
1981
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1985
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1987
1988
1989

 


Born Sept. 26, 1972 in El Paso, TX.


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1979


See also:

Joe Hagan.  "Beto O'Rourke: I'm Just Born to do This.  Vanity Fair, April 2019 [out Mar. 14].
Tessa Stuart.  "Inside the Final Days of Beto's Battle for Texas."  Rolling Stone, Nov. 4, 2018.
Nash Jenkins.  "Beto O'Rourke Is on a Long, Hard Road."  Time, May 22, 2018.
Eric Benson.  "Does Beto O'Rourke Stand a Chance Against Ted Cruz?"  Texas Monthly, Jan. 2018.

 


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