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.
Nov. 1 - Ends campaign.

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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1984
1985
1986
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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