Texas's 20th congressional district
|Texas's 20th congressional district|
Texas's 20th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Texas District 20 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves the western half of San Antonio and Bexar County in Texas. The district is heavily Latino/Hispanic (predominantly of Mexican descent), as is the surrounding area. Charlie Gonzalez, who represented the district from 1999 to 2013 after succeeding his father, Henry B. Gonzalez, did not seek re-election in the 2012 United States House of Representatives elections. State representative Joaquin Castro, the Democratic nominee to replace Gonzalez, defeated David Rosa, the Republican nominee, in the race for Texas's 20th district on November 6, 2012. His term began on January 3, 2013.
The 20th is a heavily Democratic district; it has not supported a Republican for president since 1956. In 1972, this was one of two congressional districts in the state of Texas to vote for George McGovern (the other being the 18th District in Houston). In 1984, this district gave Walter Mondale 59% of its vote.
Election results from presidential races
|2004||John Kerry 55 - 45%|
|2008||Barack Obama 58 - 41%|
|2012||Barack Obama 59 - 40%|
|2016||Hillary Clinton 61 - 34%|
List of members representing the district
|District created||January 3, 1935|
|Democratic||January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1939
Paul J. Kilday
|Democratic||January 3, 1939 –
September 24, 1961
Resigned to become Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
|Vacant||September 24, 1961 –|
November 4, 1961
Henry B. González
|Democratic||November 4, 1961 –
January 3, 1999
|Democratic||January 3, 1999 –
January 3, 2013
|Democratic||January 3, 2013 –
Selected recent election results
Democratic challenger Joaquin Castro defeated Republican challenger David Rosa in the race for Texas's 20th district on November 6, 2012. Prior to being elected, Castro served as a state representative of the Texas House from the state's 125th District.
Democrat Joaquin Castro defeated Libertarian challenger Jeffrey Blunt in the race for Texas's 20th district on November 4, 2014.
Democratic incumbent Joaquin Castro defeated Libertarian challenger Jeffrey Blunt and Green Party candidate Paul Pipkin in the race for Texas's 20th district on November 8, 2016.
Historical district boundaries
- "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- "Joaquin Castro, Lamar Smith, Lloyd Doggett win U.S. Rep races". KSAT. November 6, 2012. Archived from the original on March 25, 2013. Retrieved November 14, 2012.
- Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
- Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
- Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present
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