Texas's 20th congressional district

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Texas's 20th congressional district
Texas's 20th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Texas's 20th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Joaquín Castro (DSan Antonio)
Population (2000) 651,619
Median income $31,937
Ethnicity 65.1% White, 6.9% Black, 1.5% Asian, 24.6% Hispanic, 0.9% Native American, 1.0% other
Cook PVI D+3 (2012)

Texas District 20 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves the western half of San Antonio and Bexar County in Texas. The district is heavily Latino/Hispanic (predominantly of Mexican descent), as is the surrounding area. Charlie Gonzalez, who represented the district from 1999 to 2013 after succeeding his father, Henry B. Gonzalez, did not seek re-election in the 2012 United States House of Representatives elections. State representative Joaquín Castro, the Democratic nominee to replace Gonzalez, defeated David Rosa, the Republican nominee, in the race for Texas's 20th district on November 6, 2012. His term began on January 3, 2013.

The 20th is a heavily Democratic district; it has not supported a Republican for president since 1956. In 1972, this was one of two congressional districts in the state of Texas to vote for George McGovern (the other being the 18th District in Houston). In 1984, this district gave Walter Mondale 59% of its vote.

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Note
District created January 3, 1935
Maury Maverick Democratic January 3, 1935 - January 3, 1939
Paul J. Kilday Democratic January 3, 1939 - September 24, 1961 Resigned after being appointed judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
Vacant September 24, 1961 – November 4, 1961
Henry B. González Democratic November 4, 1961 - January 3, 1999
Charlie Gonzalez Democratic January 3, 1999 - January 3, 2013
Joaquín Castro Democratic January 3, 2013 Incumbent

Election results[edit]

2012 election[edit]

Democratic challenger Joaquín Castro defeated Republican challenger David Rosa in the race for Texas's 20th district on November 6, 2012. [1] Prior to being elected, Castro served as a state representative of the Texas House from the state's 125th District.

Texas's 20th congressional district election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joaquín Castro 118,719 64%
Republican David Rosa 62,041 33.44%
Libertarian A.E. Potts 3,117 1.68%
Green Antonio Diaz 1,621 0.87%
Totals 185,498 %

2006 election[edit]

US House election, 2004: Texas District 20
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Charlie Gonzalez 112,480 65.5 -34.5
Republican Roger Scott 54,976 32.0 +32.0
Libertarian Jessie Bouley 2,377 1.4 +1.4
Independent (politician) Michael Idrogo 1,971 1.1 +1.1
Majority 57,504 33.5
Turnout 171,804
Democratic hold Swing -33.3

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2007 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joaquin Castro, Lamar Smith, Lloyd Doggett win U.S. Rep races". KSAT. 2012-11-06. Retrieved 2012-11-14. 

Coordinates: 29°28′28″N 98°37′21″W / 29.47444°N 98.62250°W / 29.47444; -98.62250