Texas's 15th congressional district

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Texas's 15th congressional district
Texas's 15th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Texas's 15th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Rubén Hinojosa (DMercedes)
Population (2000) 651,619
Median income $28,061
Cook PVI D+5 (2014)

Texas District 15 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves a thin section of the far south of the state of Texas. The district's current Representative is Democrat Rubén Hinojosa, elected in 1996.

The district's best-known Representative was John Nance Garner, who represented the district from its creation in 1903 until 1933, and was Speaker of the House from 1931 to 1933. He ran with Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1932 presidential campaign, and was elected Vice President of the United States, serving from 1933 to 1941.

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history
District created March 4, 1903
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John Nance Garner
Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1933
Resigned to become U.S. Vice-President
Vacant March 4, 1933 –
April 23, 1933
Milton H. West Democratic April 23, 1933 –
October 28, 1948
First elected to finish Garner's term
Died
Vacant October 28, 1948 –
December 4, 1948
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Lloyd Bentsen
Democratic December 4, 1948 –
January 3, 1955
First elected to finish West's term
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Joe M. Kilgore Democratic January 3, 1955 –
January 3, 1965
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
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Kika de la Garza
Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1997
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Rubén Hinojosa
Democratic January 3, 1997 –
present
Incumbent

Election results[edit]

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1920[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1920[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John N. Garner 10,265 100.00
Total votes 10,265 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1922[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1922[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John N. Garner 14,366 100.00
Total votes 14,366 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1924[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1924[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John N. Garner 22,776 100.00
Total votes 22,776 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1926[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1926[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John N. Garner (inc.) 13,548 82.75
Republican Hardie F. Jefferies 2,823 17.25
Total votes 16,371 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1928[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1928[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John N. Garner (inc.) 28,417 99.99
Independent J.L. Burd 1 0.003
Total votes 28,418 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1930[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1930[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John N. Garner (inc.) 20,733 77.50
Republican Carlos G. Watson 6,016 22.50
Total votes 26,749 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1932[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1932[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John N. Garner (inc.) 44,318 85.75
Republican Carlos G. Watson 7,362 14.25
Total votes 51,680 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1933 (Special)[edit]

United States House of Representatives Special election, 1933
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Milton H. West 13,546 91.20
Republican Carlos G. Watson 1,302 8.80
Total votes 14,848 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1934[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1934[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Milton H. West 20,102 100.00
Total votes 20,102 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1936[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1936[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Milton H. West (inc.) 29,508 82.53
Independent J.A. Simpson 6,244 17.47
Total votes 35,752 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1938[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1938[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Milton H. West (inc.) 18,558 99.99
Other write-in votes Write-in votes 2 0.010
Total votes 18,560 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1940[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1940[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Milton H. West (inc.) 31,800 92.36
Republican J.A. Simpson 2,628 7.64
Total votes 34,428 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1942[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1942[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Milton H. West (inc.) 12,169 100.00
Total votes 12,169 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1944[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1944[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Milton H. West (inc.) 36,362 99.98
Other write-in votes Write-in votes 5 0.013
Total votes 36,367 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1946[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1946[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Milton H. West (inc.) 14,623 99.98
Other write-in votes Write-in votes 3 0.020
Total votes 14,626 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1948 (Special)[edit]

United States House of Representatives Special Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lloyd Bentsen 2,396 100.00
Other write-in votes Charles McNelly 1 0.00
Total votes 2,397 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1948[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1948[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lloyd Bentsen (inc.) 27,402 100.00
Total votes 27,402 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1950[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1950[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lloyd Bentsen (inc.) 18,524 100.00
Total votes 18,524 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1952[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1952[17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lloyd Bentsen (inc.) 63,767 100.00
Total votes 63,767 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1954[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1954[18]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe M. Kilgore 29,113 100.00
Total votes 29,113 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1956[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1956[19]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe M. Kilgore (inc.) 64,011 100.00
Total votes 64,011 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1958[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1958[20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe M. Kilgore (inc.) 28,404 100.00
Total votes 28,404 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1960[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1960[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe M. Kilgore (inc.) 76,421 100.00
Total votes 76,421 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1962[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1962[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe M. Kilgore (inc.) 53,552 100.00
Total votes 53,552 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1964[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1964[23]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kika de la Garza 66,897 69.36
Republican Joe B. Coulter 29,551 30.64
Total votes 96,448 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1966[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1966[24]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kika de la Garza (inc.) 33,129 100.00
Total votes 33,129 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1968[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1968[25]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kika de la Garza (inc.) 57,618 100.00
Total votes 57,618 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1970[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1970[26]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kika de la Garza (inc.) 54,498 76.16
Republican Ben A. Martinez 17,049 23.82
Other write-in votes Write-in votes 1 0.020
Total votes 71,548 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1972[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1972[27]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kika de la Garza (inc.) 73,994 100.00
Total votes 73,994 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1974[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1974[28]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kika de la Garza (inc.) 42,567 100.00
Total votes 42,567 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1976[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1976[29]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kika de la Garza (inc.) 102,837 74.36
Republican R.L. (Lendy) McDonald 35,446 25.64
Total votes 138,283 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1978[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1978[30]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kika de la Garza (inc.) 54,560 66.20
Republican R.L. (Lendy) McDonald 27,853 33.80
Total votes 82,413 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1980[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1980[31]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kika de la Garza (inc.) 105,325 70.02
Republican R.L. (Lendy) McDonald 45,090 29.98
Total votes 150,145 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1982[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1982[32]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kika de la Garza (inc.) 76,544 95.67
Libertarian Frank L. Jones III 3,458 4.33
Total votes 80,002 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1984[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1984[33]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kika de la Garza (inc.) 104,863 100.00
Total votes 104,863 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1986[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1986[34]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kika de la Garza (inc.) 70,077 100.00
Total votes 70,077 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1988[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1988[35]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kika de la Garza (inc.) 93,672 93.85
Libertarian Gloria Joyce Hendrix 6,133 6.15
Total votes 99,805 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1990[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1990[36]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kika de la Garza (inc.) 72,461 100.00
Total votes 138,283 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1992[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1992[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kika de la Garza (inc.) 86,351 60.42
Republican Tom Haughey 56,549 39.58
Total votes 142,900 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1994[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1994[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kika de la Garza (inc.) 61,527 58.95
Republican Tom Haughey 41,119 39.39
Independent John c.c. Hamilton 1,720 1.64
Total votes 104,366 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1996[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1996[39]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rubén Hinojosa 86,347 62.28
Republican Tom Haughey 50,914 36.72
Natural Law Rob Wofford 1,333 1.00
Total votes 138,621 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1998[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1998[40]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rubén Hinojosa (inc.) 47,957 58.35
Republican Tom Haughey 34,221 41.65
Total votes 82,178 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2000[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2000[41]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rubén Hinojosa (inc.) 106,570 62.28
Libertarian Frank Jones 13,167 10.93
Write-in Israel Cantu 711 0.60
Total votes 120,448 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2002[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2002[42]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rubén Hinojosa (inc.) 66,311 62.28
Total votes 66,311 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2004[43]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rubén Hinojosa (inc.) 96,089 57.76
Republican Michael D. Thamm 67,917 40.82
Libertarian William R. Cady 2,352 1.41
Total votes 166,358 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2006 (Special)[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006[44]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rubén Hinojosa (inc.) 43,236 61.77
Republican Paul B. Haring 16,601 23.72
Republican Eddie Zamora 10,150 14.51
Total votes 69,987 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2008[45]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rubén Hinojosa (inc.) 107,578 67.28
Republican Eddie Zamora 52,303 32.72
Total votes 159,881 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2010[46]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rubén Hinojosa (inc.) 53,546 55.73
Republican Eddie Zamora 39.964 41.59
Libertarian Aaron I. Cohn 2,570 2.68
Total votes 96,080 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2012[47]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rubén Hinojosa (inc.) 89,296 60.88
Republican Dale Brueggemann 54,056 36.85
Libertarian Ron Finch 3,309 2.27
Total votes 146,661 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2014[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2014[48]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rubén Hinojosa (inc.) 48,708 54.01
Republican Eddie Zamora 39,016 43.26
Libertarian Johnny Partain 2,460 2.73
Total votes 90,184 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2007 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Ohio's 1st congressional district
Home district of the Speaker of the House
December 7, 1931 – March 4, 1933
Succeeded by
Illinois's 20th congressional district

Coordinates: 27°45′00″N 98°15′48″W / 27.75000°N 98.26333°W / 27.75000; -98.26333