Texas's 28th congressional district

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Texas's 28th congressional district
Texas's 28th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Texas's 28th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Henry Cuellar (DLaredo)
Population (2012) 732,432[1]
Median income $42,237[2]
Ethnicity 17.6% White, 4.3% Black, 0.9% Asian, 76.0% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.0[3]% other
Cook PVI D+2 (2012)

Texas District 28 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves a strip in deep south Texas starting south of San Antonio and ending at the U.S.-Mexico border. The current Representative from District 28 is Henry Cuellar.

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Congress Electoral history
District created January 3, 1993
Frank M Tejeda.jpg Frank Tejeda Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 30, 1997
103 First elected in 1992

Died
104
105
Vacant January 30, 1997 –
April 17, 1997
Ciro Rodriguez, official 110th Congress photo.JPG Ciro Rodriguez Democratic April 17, 1997 –
January 3, 2005
105
(Continued)
First elected in a special election in 1997

Redistricted to the 23rd district
106
107
108
Henrycuellar.jpeg Henry Cuellar Democratic January 3, 2005 –
Present
109 First elected in 2004
110
111
112
113

Recent election results[edit]

2004 election[edit]

US House election, 2004: Texas District 28
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Henry Cuellar 106,323 59.0 -12.1
Republican James Hopson 69,538 38.6 +11.7
Libertarian Ken Ashby 4,305 2.4 +0.3
Majority 36,785 20.4
Turnout 180,166
Democratic hold Swing -11.9

2006 election[edit]

On June 28, 2006, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that the Texas legislature's redistricting plan violated the Voting Rights Act in the case of Texas' 23rd congressional district. As a result, on August 4, 2006, a three-judge panel announced replacement district boundaries for 2006 election for the 23rd district, which affected the boundaries of the 15th, 21st, 25th and 28th districts.

On election day in November, these five districts had open primaries, or a "jungle primary"; any candidate to receive more than 50% of the vote wins the seat. Otherwise, a runoff election in December will decide the seat.[4]

Cuellar retained his seat in the 28th district.

2008 election[edit]

US House election, 2008: Texas District 28
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Henry Cuellar 123,494 68.7 +9.7
Republican Jim Fish 52,524 29.2 -9.38
Libertarian Ross Lynn Leone 3,722 2.1 -0.3
Majority 70,969
Turnout 179,740
Democratic hold Swing +10.0

2010 election[edit]

US House election, 2010: Texas District 28
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Henry Cuellar 62,773 56.34 -12.4
Republican Bryan Underwood 46,740 41.95 +12.75
Libertarian Stephen Kaat 1,889 1.7 -0.4
Majority 14,144 12.69
Turnout 111,402
Democratic hold Swing

2012 election[edit]

US House election, 2012: Texas District 28
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Henry Cuellar
Republican William Hayward
Libertarian Patrick Hisel
Green Michael D. Cary
Majority
Turnout

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2007 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ [3]
  4. ^ [4], Austin American-Statesman, 4 August 2006

Coordinates: 27°50′55″N 98°54′49″W / 27.84861°N 98.91361°W / 27.84861; -98.91361