Sources of Income
Ratcliffe has been a lawyer in private practice — most recently at the Dallas- and Austin-based Ashcroft Law Firm — and a former U.S. attorney appointed by President George W. Bush.
He served as the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Texas from 2007 to 2008; previously he was the district's chief of anti-terrorism and national security.
Michele Ratcliffe, his wife, is a partner at the law firm Lamberth, Ratcliffe, Covington PLLC in Rockwall.
Ratcliffe also lists income from investments and partial ownerships in companies including Click’s Memphis, a sports bar; Chisholm LLP, a land management company; and annuities in Prudential Life Insurance and John Hancock Life Insurance.
Residential property in Heath valued at about $771,010
- Partial ownership of a Starwood Resort property in Maui, HI
Ratcliffe’s law partner, Johnny Sutton, prosecuted former U.S. Border Patrol agents Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos. The men served roughly two years for shooting at a fleeing suspected drug dealer and covering up the evidence. Though Ratcliffe, a former U.S. attorney, had nothing to do with the case, his opponent — incumbent Ralph Hall — tried to use the issue against him in the 2014 primary, according to The Dallas Morning News.