MARCHANT, Kenny, a Representative from Texas; born in Bonham, Fannin County, Tex.,
February 23, 1951; B.A., South Nazarene University, Bethany, Okla., 1974;
attended Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Mo., 1975-1976; real
estate developer; member of the Carrollton, Tex., city council, 1980-1984;
mayor of Carrollton, Tex., 1984-1987; member of the Texas state house of
representatives, 1987-2004; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Ninth
and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2005-present).