Texas's 27th congressional district

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Texas's 27th congressional district
Texas US Congressional District 27 (since 2013).tif
Texas's 27th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Michael Cloud (RVictoria)
Distribution
  • 74.99[1]% urban
  • 25.01% rural
Population (2016) 736,778[2]
Median income $53,047
Ethnicity
Cook PVI R+13[3]

Texas District 27 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves the coastal bend of Texas' Gulf Coast consisting of Corpus Christi and Victoria up to Bastrop County near Austin and Wharton County near Houston. Its current Representative is Republican Michael Cloud. Cloud was elected to the district in a special election on June 30, 2018, to replace former Republican Representative Blake Farenthold, who had resigned on April 6.[4][5]

The district is slightly less than 50% Hispanic, down from the 70% Hispanic population in the 2002-2010 cycles when the District reached from Corpus Christi to Brownsville.[6]

In August 2017, a panel of federal judges ruled that the 27th district is unconstitutional, arguing that it displaces a Hispanic-opportunity district.[7] The Supreme Court reversed the ruling though, pronouncing the district constitutional in Abbott v. Perez.

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Congress Electoral history
District created January 3, 1983
SolomonOrtiz.jpg Solomon P. Ortiz Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 2011
98
99
100
101
102
103
104
105
106
107
108
109
110
111
First elected in 1982
Re-elected in 1984
Re-elected in 1986
Re-elected in 1988
Re-elected in 1990
Re-elected in 1992
Re-elected in 1994
Re-elected in 1996
Re-elected in 1998
Re-elected in 2000
Re-elected in 2002
Re-elected in 2004
Re-elected in 2006
Re-elected in 2008
Lost re-election
Blake Farenthold, Official Portrait, 115th Congress.jpg Blake Farenthold Republican January 3, 2011 –
April 6, 2018
112
113
114
115
First elected in 2010
Re-elected in 2012
Re-elected in 2014
Re-elected in 2016
Resigned
Vacant April 6, 2018 –
June 30, 2018
115
Michael Cloud Republican June 30, 2018 –
Present
115 Elected to finish Farenthold's term

Recent election results[edit]

US House election, 2004: Texas District 27
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Solomon Ortiz 112,081 63.1 +2.0
Republican William Vaden 61,955 34.9 -1.7
Libertarian Christopher Claytor 3,500 2.0 -0.4
Majority 60,126 33.9
Turnout 177,536
Democratic hold Swing +1.8
US House election, 2010: Texas District 27
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Solomon Ortiz 50,155 47.10
Republican Blake Farenthold 50,954 47.85
Majority
Turnout 101,109
Republican gain from Democratic Swing 28.95
US House election, 2012: Texas District 27[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Rose Meza Harrison 83,395 39.21
Republican Blake Farenthold 120,684 56.75
Independent Bret Baldwin 5,354 2.51
Libertarian Corrie Byrd 3,218 1.51
Turnout 212,651
US House election, 2014: Texas District 27[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Wesley Reed 44,152 33.69
Republican Blake Farenthold 83,342 63.60
Libertarian Roxanne Simonson 3,553 2.71
Turnout 131,047
US House election, 2016: Texas District 27[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Raul (Roy) Barrera 88,329 38.31
Republican Blake Farenthold 142,251 61.69
Turnout 230,580
Texas's 27th congressional district special election, 2018[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael Cloud 19,856 54.74%
Democratic Eric Holguin 11,595 31.96%
Democratic Raul (Roy) Barrera 1,747 4.81%
Republican Bech Bruun (withdrawn) 1,570 4.32%
Democratic Mike Westergren 858 2.36%
Republican Marty Perez 276 0.76%
Independent Judith Cutright 172 0.47%
Libertarian Daniel Tinus 144 0.39%
Independent Christopher Suprun 51 0.14%
Total votes 36,268 100.0

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2007 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 28°46′59″N 96°50′29″W / 28.78306°N 96.84139°W / 28.78306; -96.84139