Texas's 13th congressional district

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Texas's 13th congressional district
Texas's 13th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Texas's 13th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Mac Thornberry (RClarendon)
Population (2000) 651,619
Median income $33,501
Ethnicity 81.0% White, 5.8% Black, 1.1% Asian, 17.6% Hispanic, 0.8% Native American, 0.3% other
Cook PVI R+32

Texas District 13 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional District of the U.S. state of Texas that includes most of the Texas Panhandle, parts of Texoma and northeastern parts of North Texas. The current Representative is Mac Thornberry.

According to the Cook Partisan Voting Index, it is the most Republican district in the country (R+32).[1]

This district, however, has not always been strongly Republican. As late as 1976, Jimmy Carter won 33 of the 44 counties in this district, getting 60-70% in many of them.

In 2012, this was President Barack Obama's lowest percentage of the vote in a congressional district. He received 18.5% of the vote.

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Term District Residence Note
District created March 4, 1893
JeremiahVCockrell.jpg Jeremiah V. Cockrell Democratic March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1897
John Hall Stephens.jpg John H. Stephens Democratic March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1917
John Marvin Jones.jpg John M. Jones Democratic March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1919 Redistricted to the 18th district
No image.svg Lucian W. Parrish Democratic March 4, 1919 – March 27, 1922 Died
Vacant March 27, 1922 – May 22, 1922
No image.svg Guinn Williams Democratic May 22, 1922 – March 3, 1933
No image.svg William D. McFarlane Democratic March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1939
No image.svg Ed Gossett Democratic January 3, 1939 – July 31, 1951 Resigned
Vacant July 31, 1951 – September 8, 1951
Frank N. Ikard.jpg Frank N. Ikard Democratic September 8, 1951 – December 15, 1961 Resigned
Vacant December 15, 1961 – January 27, 1962
Graham B. Purcell, Jr..jpg Graham B. Purcell, Jr. Democratic January 27, 1962 – January 3, 1973
Bob Price.jpg Bob Price Republican January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1975 Redistricted from the 18th district
Jack English Hightower.jpg Jack Hightower Democratic January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1985
Beau Boulter.jpg Beau Boulter Republican January 3, 1985 – January 3, 1989
Bill Sarpalius.jpg Bill Sarpalius Democratic January 3, 1989 – January 3, 1995
Mac Thornberry, Official Portrait, 111th Congress.jpg Mac Thornberry Republican January 3, 1995 – Present Incumbent

Election results[edit]

Texas 13th Congressional District 1994[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mac Thornberry 79,466 55
Democratic Bill Sarpalius (Incumbent) 63,923 45
Total votes 143,389 100
Texas 13th Congressional District 1996[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mac Thornberry (Incumbent) 116,098 67
Democratic Samuel Brown Silverman 56,066 32
Independent Don Harkey 1,463 1
Total votes 173,627 100
Texas 13th Congressional District 1998[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mac Thornberry (Incumbent) 81,141 68
Democratic Mark Harmon 37,027 31
Libertarian Georganne Baker Payne 1,298 1
Total votes 119,466 100
Texas 13th Congressional District 2000[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mac Thornberry (Incumbent) 117,995 68
Democratic Curtis Clinesmith 54,343 31
Libertarian Brad Clardy 2,137 1
Total votes 174,475 100
Texas 13th Congressional District 2002[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mac Thornberry (Incumbent) 119,401 79
Democratic Zane Reese 31,218 21
Total votes 150,619 100
Texas 13th Congressional District 2004[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mac Thornberry (Incumbent) 189,448 92
Libertarian John Robert Deek 15,793 8
Total votes 205,241 100
Texas 13th Congressional District 2006[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mac Thornberry (Incumbent) 108,107 74
Democratic Roger J. Waun 33,460 23
Libertarian Keith Dyer 3,829 3
Total votes 145,396 100
Texas 13th Congressional District 2008[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mac Thornberry (Incumbent) 180,078 78
Democratic Roger James Waun 51,841 22
Total votes 231,919 100
Texas 13th Congressional District 2010[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mac Thornberry (Incumbent) 113,201 87
Libertarian John T. Burwell, Jr. 5,650 4
Independent Keith Dyer 11,192 9
Total votes 130,043 100
Texas 13th Congressional District 2012[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mac Thornberry (Incumbent) 187,775 91
Libertarian John Robert Deek 12,701 6
Green Keith F. Houston 5,912 3
Total votes 206,388 100
Texas 13th Congressional District 2014[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mac Thornberry (Incumbent) 110,842 84
Democratic Mike Minter 16,822 13
Libertarian Emily Pivoda 2,863 2
Green Don Cook 924 .70
Total votes 131,451 100

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2007 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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Coordinates: 34°50′16″N 100°35′52″W / 34.83778°N 100.59778°W / 34.83778; -100.59778