Texas's 19th congressional district

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Texas's 19th congressional district
Texas's 19th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Texas's 19th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Randy Neugebauer (RLubbock)
Population (2000) 651,619
Median income $31,575
Ethnicity 77.2% White, 5.5% Black, 0.8% Asian, 29.0% Hispanic, 0.6% Native American, 0.5% other
Cook PVI R+26 (2012)

Texas' Nineteenth Congressional District of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves the upper midwestern portion of the state of Texas The district includes portions of the State from Lubbock to Abilene. The current Representative from the 19th District (as of 03/10/2014) is Republican Randy Neugebauer.

District 19's current boundaries were drawn up during the controversial 2003 Texas State Legislature Redistricting made famous by the so-called Texas Eleven. The district was redrawn in such a way that two Congressional incumbents, Neugebauer and Democrat Charlie Stenholm, were pitted against one another in the 2004 Congressional elections. Neugebauer won with over 58% of the vote.

History[edit]

The border runs along the western boundary with New Mexico, and runs along county borders to include far reaching cities. The area is predominantly rural, with the exceptions of Abilene and Lubbock, and includes many state parks, ranches, and farms.

This is one of Texas most conservative districts; it has not supported a Democratic presidential candidate since 1964. Republicans have held the seat since 1985, although much of this region continued to elect conservative Democrats to local offices and the Texas Legislature until 1994. The district voted 77% for George W. Bush in 2004 and 71% for John McCain in 2008.

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Note
District created January 3, 1935
George H. Mahon Democratic January 3, 1935 - January 3, 1979
Kent Hance Democratic January 3, 1979 - January 3, 1985
Larry Combest Republican January 3, 1985 - May 31, 2003 Resigned
Vacant May 31, 2003 – June 3, 2003
Randy Neugebauer Republican June 3, 2003 - Present Incumbent

Election results[edit]

US House election, 2012: Texas District 19
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Randy Neugebauer 160,136 85 +7
Libertarian Richard "Chip" Peterson 28,359 15 +12
Majority
Turnout 188,495
Republican hold Swing
US House election, 2010: Texas District 19
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Randy Neugebauer 106,059 78 +6
Democratic 25,984 19 -6
Libertarian Richard "Chip" Peterson 4,315 3 +0
Majority
Turnout 136,358
Republican hold Swing
US House election, 2008: Texas District 19
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Randy Neugebauer 168,501 72 +4
Democratic 58,030 25 -5
Libertarian Richard "Chip" Peterson 6,080 3 +1
Majority
Turnout 232,611
Republican hold Swing
US House election, 2006: Texas District 19
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Randy Neugebauer 92,811 68 +9.6
Democratic 40,853 30 -10.0
Libertarian Fred Jones 3,300 2 +.5
Majority 48,558 38.0
Turnout 136,964
Republican hold Swing
US House election, 2004: Texas District 19
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Randy Neugebauer 136,459 58.4 -33.2
Democratic Charles Stenholm 93,531 40.0 +40.0
Libertarian Richard "Chip" Peterson 3,524 1.5 +6.9
Majority 42,928 18.4
Turnout 233,514
Republican hold Swing -36.6

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2007 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 33°14′43″N 101°12′35″W / 33.24528°N 101.20972°W / 33.24528; -101.20972