Texas's 31st congressional district

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Texas's 31st congressional district
Texas's 31st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Texas's 31st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative John Carter (RRound Rock)
Population (2000) 651,619
Median income $43,381
Ethnicity 73.2% White, 13.3% Black, 2.2% Asian, 16.3% Hispanic, 0.6% Native American, 0.6% other
Cook PVI R+13 (2012)

Texas District 31 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves a strip of central Texas from north Austin up to Temple. The district includes most of the fast-growing northern suburbs of Austin, the Williamson County part of Austin, as well as the Fort Hood military base.

The current representative from the district is John Carter.

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created January 3, 2003
Johnrrcarter.jpeg John Carter Republican January 3, 2003 –
Present
108
109
110
111
112
113
First elected in 2002
Re-elected in 2004
Re-elected in 2006
Re-elected in 2008
Re-elected in 2010
Re-elected in 2012

Election results[edit]

US House election, 2004: Texas District 31
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican John Carter 160,247 64.8 Decrease4.3
Democratic Jon Porter 80,292 32.5 Increase5.1
Libertarian Celeste Adams 6,888 2.8 Increase1.5
Majority 79,955 32.3
Turnout 247,427
Republican hold Swing -4.7
US House election, 2006: Texas District 31
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican John Carter 94,242 58 Decrease6.8
Democratic Mary Beth Harrell 62,761 39 Increase6.5
Libertarian Matt McAdoo 4,370 3 Increase0.2
Majority 31,481 19 Decrease13.3
Turnout 161,373 Decrease34.8
Republican hold Swing -6.7
US House election, 2008: Texas District 31
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican John Carter 175,563 60.3 Increase2.3
Democratic Brian P. Ruiz 106,559 36.6 Decrease3.6
Libertarian Barry N. Cooper 9,182 3.2 Increase0.2
Majority 69,004 23.7 Increase4.7
Turnout 291,304 Increase80.5
Republican hold Swing
US House election, 2010: Texas District 31
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican John Carter 126,384 82.6 Increase20.3
Libertarian Bill Oliver 26,735 17.5 Increase14.3
Majority 99,649 65.1 Increase41.4
Turnout 153,119 Decrease47.4
Republican hold Swing
US House election, 2012: Texas District 31
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican John Carter 145,348 61.3 Decrease22.3
Democratic Stephen M. Wyman 62,761 35.0 Increase35.0
Libertarian Ethan Garofolo 8,862 3.7 Decrease13.8
Majority 62,371 26.3 Decrease38.8
Turnout 237,187 Increase54.9
Republican hold Swing

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2007 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 30°49′44″N 97°32′08″W / 30.82889°N 97.53556°W / 30.82889; -97.53556