Blake Farenthold is a former Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas who did not seek re-election in 2018 after it was...
Blake Farenthold is a former Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas who did not seek re-election in 2018 after it was revealed that he had paid $84,000 of taxpayers’ money to settle a sexual harassment suit against him.
A Representative from Texas; born in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Tex.; December 12, 1961; B.S., University of Texas, Austin, Tex., 1985; J.D., St. Marys University School of Law, San Antonio, Tex., 1989; lawyer, private practice; business owner; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Twelfth and to the succeeding Congress (January 3, 2011-present).
Farenthold is a sixth-generation Texan with a prominent political last name. His step-grandmother is Frances "Sissy" Farenthold, a Democratic former member of the state House and a 1972 candidate for governor.
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