Chris Bell

Former Representative from Texas's 25th Congressional District

Chris Bell

Chris Bell

Former Representative from Texas's 25th Congressional District

Biography

Former U.S. Congressman Chris Bell combines his knowledge of political strategy and public policy with his large network of public and private sector contacts throughout Texas and Washington, D.C. to assist clients with a variety of government relations matters.

While serving in the U.S. House of Representatives (District 25, Texas), Mr. Bell was Senior Whip, Chair and Founder of the Congressional Port Security Caucus, and a member of the Committees on Financial Services, International Relations, Science, and Government Reform. Notably, he succeeded in securing record sums for district projects, while traveling extensively to Iraq, India, and Israel with congressional delegations. He was later the Democratic nominee for Governor of Texas in 2006.

Before serving in the House, Mr. Bell was an at-large member of the Houston City Council and chaired its Ethics, Fiscal Affairs, and Customer Service Committees. His diverse background also includes experience in law and journalism. Most recently, he was partner at a Houston-based commercial litigation firm and, during his legal career, he has handled civil and criminal matters involving securities arbitration, employment law, contract disputes, personal injury, fraud, and defamation. Mr. Bell is also a certified mediator.

Mr. Bell worked as a television and radio anchor and reporter before earning his law degree, covering both general news and legal and political developments. In 1990, he was named “Best Radio Reporter” by the Texas Associated Press and, during his eight-year journalism career, he was also recognized for his investigative and feature reporting. Mr. Bell now writes a weekly column about state government for Houston Community Newspapers.

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32

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1

Birthday

11/1959 - Texas

Age

58

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Founder at Media Matters for America

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Chief Executive Officer at Media Matters for America

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Secretary at Media Matters for America

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IT Director at Media Matters for America

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Research Director at Media Matters for America

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Director at Media Matters for America

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Editorial Director at Media Matters for America

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Partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

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Former Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at Sysco Corp.

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Co-Founder at LB Capital, Inc.

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June 27, 2016
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Chris Bell
Former Representative from Texas's 25th Congressional District
Education
JD
Class of 1992

South Texas College of Law is a private American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). Located in Downtown Houston, Texas, United States it was founded in 1923—the oldest law school in Houston and the third-oldest in Texas. South Texas College of Law has a faculty of 59 full-time professors and 40 adjunct professors. US News consistently ranks the South Texas trial advocacy program in the top ten; in 2010, South Texas advocacy was ranked third in the country by U.S. News in Trial Advocacy. South Texas College of Law holds over 111 National and International Advocacy Championships, more than any other law school in the nation, with the second most titles held by a law school with less than 40 National Championships.

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Class of 1982

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest public universities in the United States and is the largest institution of The University of Texas System. Founded in 1883, the university has grown from a single building, eight teachers, two departments and 221 students to a 350-acre main campus with 17 colleges and schools, about 24,000 faculty and staff, and more than 50,000 students.

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Patton Boggs LLP provides legal services. Its practice areas include public policy, litigation, business law, administrative and regulatory, and intellectual property, each encompassing a range of specific areas of concentration. The company was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

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2004

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest public universities in the United States and is the largest institution of The University of Texas System. Founded in 1883, the university has grown from a single building, eight teachers, two departments and 221 students to a 350-acre main campus with 17 colleges and schools, about 24,000 faculty and staff, and more than 50,000 students.

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2002

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest public universities in the United States and is the largest institution of The University of Texas System. Founded in 1883, the university has grown from a single building, eight teachers, two departments and 221 students to a 350-acre main campus with 17 colleges and schools, about 24,000 faculty and staff, and more than 50,000 students.

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2006
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2006
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2006
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