Ethics Explorer A Guide to the Financial Interests of Elected Officials

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R)

Industry
Lawyer, State Government
Education
B.A., Journalism, Trinity University, 1973; J.D., Saint Mary's University, 1977; L.L.M., University of Virginia, 1995
Spouse
Sandy
Committees
  • Finance
  • Judiciary
Financial Statements

Sources of Income

  • Cornyn has been in the U.S. Senate since 2003 and is currently the chamber’s minority whip.

  • Cornyn served as Texas attorney general from 1999 to 2002. Previously, he served on the Texas Supreme Court from 1991 to 1997 and was a Bexar County district court judge from 1984 to 1990.

  • He worked as an attorney and partner at the firm Groce, Locke, and Hebdon from 1977 to 1984.

  • Cornyn makes $65,383.24 in combined annual pensions from the Employees Retirement System of Texas, the Texas County and District Retirement System of Texas and the Judicial Retirement System of Texas.

  • His wife is a retired teacher and earns an annual retirement pension of $7,633.67 from the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

Property

  • Mortgage on residential property in Des Moines listed at between $250,000 and $500,000

  • Mortgage on residential property in Fort Worth listed at between $250,000 and $500,000

  • Mortgage on residential property in Dallas listed at between $250,000 and $500,000

Analysis

  • Cornyn has three state pensions and receives a salary for his service in the U.S. Senate.

  • Cornyn’s top campaign supporters in the last election cycle include Exxon Mobil, USAA, JP Morgan Chase & Co. and Contran Corporation.