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Kay Granger (R)
Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 1/18/1943 (Greenville, TX)
Race: White
Religion: Methodist
Residence: Fort Worth, TX
Education: Undergraduate degree from Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, TX
Occupation: Insurance Agent
Office Type: U.S. House -- Texas District 12 

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Kay Granger was born in Greenville, Texas, and resides in Fort Worth. Granger graduated from Texas Wesleyan University in 1965 and worked as a teacher for 10 years, including at Richland High School and the Birdville School District.

In 1985, Granger began her insurance agency and became chairwoman of the Fort Worth zoning commission.

Granger also served from 1989-91 on the Fort Worth City Council.

In 1991, Granger was elected nonpartisan mayor of Fort Worth, the first woman to hold the job. She was re-elected in 1993 and 1995.

Granger defeated another previous Fort Worth mayor in her 1996 election to the U.S. House as a Republican.

She was the first Republican woman from Texas elected to the U.S. House. Her win was a coup for the party because it had previously been held by former House Speaker Jim Wright, a Democrat.

She has three children and is divorced.

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Kay Granger defeated Democrat Hugh Parmer with 58 percent of the vote in her 1996 race for the U.S. House. In 1998, she defeated Democrat Tom Hall with 62 percent of the vote for re-election.

She was re-elected in 2000 with 63 percent of the vote.

In 2002, Granger was re-elected with 92 percent of the vote against token opposition.

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