Kay Bailey Hutchison

Born:July 22, 1943 (age 76)
Career:U.S. Senate, 1993-2013
Texas state treasurer, 1991-1993
Texas House of Representatives, 1972-1976
Education:University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas Law School

Kay Bailey Hutchison was elected to the United States Senate for Texas in 1993 in a special election, making her the first—and, to date, the only—woman elected to represent the state in the Senate. Hutchison retired in 2013.

Hutchison was born and raised in La Marque, Texas, and graduated from the University of Texas and UT Law School. She was twice elected to the Texas House of Representatives. In 1990, she was elected Texas State treasurer. After the special election, she was re-elected to a full six-year term as senator in 1994. In 2000, more than four million Texans voted for her re-election to a second full term. In 2006, she was again re-elected by an overwhelming margin. She serves in the Senate leadership, having been elected by her colleagues to be chairman of the Republican Policy Committee in the 110th Congress, making her the fourth-highest ranking Republican senator.

For information on Hutchison's policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation during her time in the U.S. Senate, please visit her profile on https://www.congress.gov.


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