Texas's 28th congressional district
|Texas's 28th congressional district|
|Current Representative||Henry Cuellar (D–Laredo)|
|Ethnicity||28.3% White, 6.3% Black, 0.5% Asian, 64.5% Hispanic, 0.8% Native American, 0.7% 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
|District created||January 3, 1993|
|Frank Tejeda||Democratic||January 3, 1993 –
January 30, 1997
|103||First elected in 1992
|Vacant||January 30, 1997 –
April 17, 1997
|Ciro Rodriguez||Democratic||April 17, 1997 –
January 3, 2005
|First elected in a special election in 1997
Redistricted to the 23rd district
|Henry Cuellar||Democratic||January 3, 2005 –
|109||First elected in 2004|
Recent election results
|US House election, 2004: Texas District 28|
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.
Cuellar retained his seat in the 28th district.
|US House election, 2008: Texas District 28|
|Libertarian||Ross Lynn Leone||3,722||2.1||-0.3|
|US House election, 2010: Texas District 28|
|US House election, 2012: Texas District 28|
|Green||Michael D. Cary|
- , Austin American-Statesman, 4 August 2006
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