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Rep. John Ratcliffe [R, TX-4]
District 4, Texas


John Ratcliffe was the top federal law enforcement officer for a 33,000 square mile area of North and East Texas – including almost all of the 4th Congressional District. In addition to earning national praise for his efforts to combat terrorism, illegal immigration, drug trafficking, public corruption and internet child predators, John also successfully operated and managed a $12 million budget allocated to him by the U.S. Department of Justice.

While mayor of Heath, Texas, the worst recession in 70 years didn’t stop John from keeping his promise to not raise taxes. During his eight years as mayor, Heath was the only municipality in Rockwall County to balance its budget without tax increases. 

During the George W. Bush Administration, John was appointed to multiple posts, including U.S. Attorney (2007-2008) and Chief of Anti-Terrorism and National Security for the Eastern District of Texas (2004-2007).

During his tenure, John personally managed dozens of international and domestic terrorism investigations involving some of the nation’s most sensitive security matters. He played an integral role in formulating the DOJ’s terrorism strategies as a member of the Attorney General’s Advisory Subcommittee on Terrorism and National Security.

John Ratcliffe is the youngest of six children raised by hard working middle-class parents, both of whom were teachers. Instilled with his parents’ work ethic, John earned a scholarship to the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated in three years. While attending SMU Law School, John met his wife Michele with whom he has been happily married for 23 years. John Ratcliffe and his wife have two daughters, and the family has lived in Heath, Texas for the past 17 years. 


D.O.B 10/20/1965
Location Texas
Office 223 Cannon House Office Building
Party Republican
Phone 202-225-6673
Fax 202-225-3332

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