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Elections 2020


Democrat Sheila Lee

Sheila Jackson Lee (b.January 12, 1950, in Queens, NY) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing Texas's 16th Congressional District. She is seeking reelection to her current seat. Jackson Lee was first elected to the House in the general election in 1994. In 2018, Jackson Lee defeated Republican Ava Pate, Libertarian Luke Spencer and Independent candidate Vince Duncan (Jackson Lee – 75.2%; Pate – 20.8%; Spencer – 2.2%; Duncan – 1.7%). Jackson Lee earned her undergraduate degree from Yale University and a J.D., University of Virginia Law School. She worked as a lawyer in private practice and staff counsel for the United States House Select Committee on Assassinations. She later served as an At-Large member of the Houston City Council and Associate Municipal Court Judge for the City of Houston.

Current Office

  • Office: U.S. House Texas District 18
  • Level: Federal
  • Branch: Legislative

Upcoming Race

  • Office: U.S House Texas District 18
  • Year: 2020
  • District Name: Texas District 18
  • District Type: Congress
  • Office Branch: Legislative
  • Office Chamber: Lower

Primary: Election Information

  • Date of Primary: March 3rd, 2020
  • Status: Advanced


  • Gender: Female
  • Status: Incumbent
  • Party: Democratic Party
  • State: Texas
  • Office: Congress
  • District: Texas District 18
  • Office Branch: Legislative
  • Office Chamber: Lower
  • Primary Date: March 3, 2020
  • General Election Date: Nov. 3, 2020

Federal Election Commission Candidate Disclosure

FEC Candidate ID: H4TX18054
FEC Committee ID: C00287904

I. Receipts:

Itemized Individual Contribution: $47050.0
Contributions must be itemized (i.e. listing specific information about the donor and the contribution) when the total given to the campaign from a single individual exceeds $200.
Unitemized Individual Contribution: $615.0
Total given to the campaign where specific information about the donors is not required because they have not given more than $200.
Total Individual Contributions: $47665.0
Party Committee Contributions: $0
Contributions from party committees.
Other Committee Contributions: $8500.0
Mostly contributions from PACs, also includes contributions from other candidates.
Candidate Contributions: $0
Contributions from the candidate him(her)self.
Total Overall Contributions: $740429.28
Total Loan Amount: $0
Total Receipts: $56165.0

II. Disbursements:

Total Loan Repayment Amount: $0
Total Contribution Refunds: $3700.0
Total Disbursements: $22135.84

III. Cash Summary:

Ending Cash on Hand: $0
Ending cash balance on the most recent filing.

2019-04-15T00:00:00|||Last File Date:

Source: OpenFEC. Content deemed accurate but not guaranteed.