United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 1998

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The 1998 House elections in Texas occurred on November 3, 1998 to elect the members of the State of Texas's delegation to the United States House of Representatives. Texas had thirty seats in the House, apportioned according to the 1990 United States Census.

These elections occurred simultaneously with the United States Senate elections of 1998, the United States House elections in other states, and various state and local elections.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 1998[1]
Party Votes Percentage Seats Before Seats After +/–
Republican 1,786,731 51.61% 13 13 -
Democratic 1,531,234 44.23% 17 17 -
Libertarian 136,688 3.95% 0 0 -
Independent 7,232 0.21% 0 0 -
Valid votes - -%
Invalid or blank votes - -%
Totals 3,461,885 100.00% 30 30
Voter turnout  %

Results[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Texas 1 Max Sandlin Democratic 1996 Re-elected Max Sandlin (D) 59.4%
Dennis Boerner (R) 40.6%
Texas 2 Jim Turner Democratic 1996 Re-elected Jim Turner (D) 58.4%
Brian Babin (R) 40.8%
Wendell Drye (L) 0.8%
Texas 3 Sam Johnson Republican 1991 Re-elected Sam Johnson (R) 91.2%
Ken Ashby (L) 8.8%
Texas 4 Ralph Hall Democratic 1980 Re-elected Ralph Hall (D) 57.6%
Jim Lohmeyer (R) 40.9%
Jim Simon (L) 1.5%
Texas 5 Pete Sessions Republican 1996 Re-elected Pete Sessions (R) 55.8%
Victor Morales (D) 43.4%
Michael Needleman (L) 0.8%
Texas 6 Joe Barton Republican 1984 Re-elected Joe Barton (R) 72.9%
Ben Boothe (D) 25.9%
Richard A. Bandlow (L) 1.2%
Texas 7 Bill Archer Republican 1970 Re-elected Bill Archer (R) 93.3%
Drew Parks (L) 6.6%
Texas 8 Kevin Brady Republican 1996 Re-elected Kevin Brady (R) 92.8%
Don Richards (L) 7.2%
Texas 9 Nick Lampson Democratic 1996 Re-elected Nick Lampson (D) 63.7%
Tom Cottar (R) 36.3%
Texas 10 Lloyd Doggett Democratic 1994 Re-elected Lloyd Doggett (D) 85.2%
Vincent J. May (L) 14.8%
Texas 11 Chet Edwards Democratic 1990 Re-elected Chet Edwards (D) 82.4%
Vince Hanke (L) 17.6%
Texas 12 Kay Granger Republican 1996 Re-elected Kay Granger (R) 61.9%
Tom Hall (D) 36.3%
Paul Barthel (L) 1.8%
Texas 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 1994 Re-elected Mac Thornberry (R) 67.9%
Mark Harmon (D) 31%
Georganne Baker Payne (L) 1.1%
Texas 14 Ron Paul Republican 1996 Re-elected Ron Paul (R) 55.3%
Loy Sneary (D) 44.5%
Texas 15 Ruben Hinojosa Democratic 1996 Re-elected Ruben Hinojosa (D) 58.4%
Tom Haughey (R) 41.6%
Texas 16 Silvestre Reyes Democratic 1996 Re-elected Silvestre Reyes (D) 87.9%
Stu Nance (L) 6.9%
Lorenzo Morales (I) 5.1%
Texas 17 Charles Stenholm Democratic 1978 Re-elected Charles Stenholm (D) 53.6%
Rudy Izzard (R) 45.3%
Gordon Mobley (L) 1.1%
Texas 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 1994 Re-elected Sheila Jackson Lee (D) 89.9%
James Galvan (L) 10.1%
Texas 19 Larry Combest Republican 1984 Re-elected Larry Combest (R) 83.6%
Sidney Blankenship (D) 16.4%
Texas 20 Henry Gonzalez Democratic 1961 Retired
Democratic hold
Charlie Gonzalez (D) 63.2%
James Walker (R) 35.6%
Alejandro (Alex) DePeña (L) 1.3%
Texas 21 Lamar S. Smith Republican 1986 Re-elected Lamar S. Smith (R) 91.4%
Jeffrey Charles Blunt (L) 8.6%
Texas 22 Tom DeLay Republican 1984 Re-elected Tom DeLay (R) 66%
Hill Kemp (D) 34%
Texas 23 Henry Bonilla Republican 1992 Re-elected Henry Bonilla (R) 64%
Charlie Jones (D) 36%
Texas 24 Martin Frost Democratic 1978 Re-elected Martin Frost (D) 58%
Shawn Terry (R) 34.2%
Texas 25 Ken Bentsen Democratic 1994 Re-elected Ken Bentsen (D) 58%
John Sanchez (R) 42%
Texas 26 Dick Armey Republican 1984 Re-elected Dick Armey (R) 88.1%
Joe Turner (L) 11.9%
Texas 27 Solomon Ortiz Democratic 1982 Re-elected Solomon Ortiz (D) 64%
Erol Stone (R) 36%
Texas 28 Ciro Rodriguez Democratic 1997 Re-elected Ciro Rodriguez (D) 90.5%
Edward Elmer (L) 9.5%
Texas 29 Gene Green Democratic 1992 Re-elected Gene Green (D) 92.8%
Lea Sherman (I) 4.2%
James P. Chudleigh (L) 3%
Texas 30 Eddie Bernice Johnson Democratic 1992 Re-elected Eddie Bernice Johnson (D) 70%
Carrie Kelleher (R) 30%

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