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Rep. Chip Roy [R, TX-21]
District 21, Texas


Chip Roy earned bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Virginia and spent three years as an investment banking analyst. He earned his Juris Doctor at the University of Texas School of Law, and worked for then-Texas attorney general John Cornyn. Roy also worked on Cornyn's 2002 campaign for the United States Senate. When Cornyn was elected, Roy joined his staff on the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. He returned to Texas as a prosecutor in the office of the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas.

Chip Roy joined the administration of Texas governor Rick Perry as director of the Office of State-Federal Relations. Roy was the ghostwriter of Perry's 2010 book Fed Up! and worked for Perry's 2012 presidential campaign. Ted Cruz chose Roy as his chief of staff after his election to the Senate in 2012. After Ken Paxton was elected Attorney General of Texas in 2014, Roy became first assistant attorney general. In 2016, Roy left the office of the attorney general to head the Trusted Leadership PAC, which was supporting Cruz's presidential campaign. Roy was elected to his seat as House Representative for Texas' 21st district after winning a 2018 election.


Location Texas
Party Republican

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