Fact Facts: Tom DeLay Data Sheet

The following is a short fact sheet on Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas:

Personal Data

— Thomas Dale "Tom" DeLay

— 58 years old

— Born April 8, 1947, in Laredo, Texas

— Attended Baylor University, 1965-1967.

— Graduated from the University of Houston in 1970 with biology degree

— DeLay founded and operated successful exterminating business in Houston

— Married

— He and wife Christine have a married daughter, Danielle

— DeLays became grandparents in 2002. They have one grandchild

Political Career

— Served in Texas State House for 6 years

— Served in U.S. House since 1985

— Represented 22nd District of Texas

— District includes Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, and Harris Counties

— House Majority leader 2003-05

— Indicted by Travis County, Texas grand jury on criminal charges of conspiracy to violate election laws in 2002

— Temporarily resigned from majority leader post after indictment

— Judge dismissed conspiracy charge, but DeLay still faces a felony charge of money laundering

— DeLay denies any wrongdoing

— DeLay said he wouldn't seek majority post again on January 7, 2006

Latest News

— April 3,2006: Officials say DeLay won't seek re-election to Congress

— Republican officials say he is also likely to resign his seat and leave Congress by the end of May

— Officials say DeLay is expected to disclose his plans Tuesday