Former Southeast Texas congressman files to run for Jefferson County Judge

Nick Lampson, who was the Ninth District Representative to Congress from 1996 - 2004 and represented the 22nd District from 2006-2008, filed Monday to challenge County Judge Jeff Branick.

BEAUMONT - A former Southeast Texas congressman and longtime Democrat will be running for Jefferson County Judge against the incumbent who switched to the Republican party early this year.

Nick Lampson, who was the Ninth District Representative to Congress from 1996 - 2004 and  represented the 22nd District from 2006-2008, filed Monday to challenge County Judge Jeff Branick.

Branick will be running for the first time as a Republican after switching parties in February 2017.

Both Branick and Lampson will run unopposed in their primary elections.

Lamspon ran for and lost the District 2 seat in 2004 and then ran for and won the District 22 seat in 2006 and served through 2008.

Lampson lost bids for the District 22 seat in 2008 and the District 14 seat in 2012.

Lampson's Congressional Election Record

  • U.S. House District 14, 2012 General Election
    • Lost with 44.62%
  • U.S. House District 22, 2008 General Election  
    • Lost with 45.36%
  • U.S. House District 22, 2006 General Election    
    • Won with 51.79%
  • U.S. House District 2, 2004 General Election    
    • Lost with 42.91%
  • U.S. House District 9, 2002 General Election    
    • Won with 58.60%
  • U.S. House District 9, 2000 General Election    
    • Won with 59.21%
  • U.S. House District 9, 1998 General Election    
    • Won with 63.67%
  • U.S. House District 9, 1996 Special Runoff Election    
    • Won with 52.83%

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