Texas's 29th congressional district

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Texas's 29th congressional district
Texas US Congressional District 29 (since 2013).tif
Texas's 29th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Sylvia Garcia
DHouston
Distribution
  • 99.94[1]% urban
  • 0.06% rural
Population (2016)765,403[2]
Median income$42,792[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+19[4]

Texas District 29 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves the eastern portion of the Greater Houston area in the state of Texas. The current Representative from District 29 is Democrat Sylvia Garcia.

The Texas State Legislature established the district as a majority-Hispanic or Latino district. Democrat Gene Green, a non-Hispanic white, won the first election for the district in 1992 and held it for 18 terms.[5] In November 2017, Green announced that he would retire from Congress and would not run for re-election in 2018. Garcia won the election to succeed him.

Cities within the district[edit]

Cities wholly in the district[edit]

Cities partially in the district[edit]

List of members representing the district[edit]

Representative Party Years Congress Electoral history
District created January 3, 1993
Gene Green, Official Portrait, c112th Congress.jpg.
Gene Green
Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2019
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
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.
Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Retired.
Sylvia Garcia, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg.
Sylvia Garcia
Democratic January 3, 2019 –
present
116th Elected in 2018.

Election results[edit]

US House election, 2004: Texas District 29
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Gene Green 78,256 94.1 -1.0
Libertarian Clifford Messina 4,868 5.9 +1.0
Majority 73,388 88.3
Turnout 83,124
Democratic hold Swing -1.0
US House election, 2006: Texas District 29
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Gene Green 37,174 74% -20,1%
Republican Eric Story 12,347 24% +24%
Majority 24,827 50%
Turnout 49,521
Democratic hold Swing
US House election, 2008: Texas District 29
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Gene Green 79,718 75% +10.4
Republican Eric Story 25,512 24% -10.1%
Majority 54,206 51%
Turnout 105,230
Democratic hold Swing -1.0
US House election, 2010: Texas District 29
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Gene Green 43,185 64.6% -10.4%
Republican Roy Morales 22,756 34.1% +10.1%
Majority 20,399 30.5%
Turnout 65,941
Democratic hold Swing

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2007 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/cd_state.html
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=48&cd=29
  3. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=48&cd=29
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  5. ^ "Political challenge: Revised council redistricting plan offers Hispanics a third majority district." (editorial) Houston Chronicle. Wednesday May 18, 2011. Retrieved on November 5, 2011.

Coordinates: 29°41′17″N 95°11′59″W / 29.68806°N 95.19972°W / 29.68806; -95.19972