Texas's 35th congressional district

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Texas's 35th congressional district
Texas US Congressional District 35 (since 2013).tif
Texas's 35th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
U.S. RepresentativeLloyd Doggett (DAustin)
Distribution
  • 95.99[1]% urban
  • 4.01% rural
Population (2016)822,601[2]
Median income$48,490
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+15[3]

Texas's 35th Congressional District is a new district that was created as a result of the 2010 Census.[4] The first candidates ran in the 2012 House elections, were seated for the 113th United States Congress.[5] This election was won by Lloyd Doggett, who previously represented Texas's 25th congressional district before redistricting.[6] The shape of the district has been described as one of the ten most gerrymandered in the US.[7]

Texas's 35th Congressional District includes parts of the San Antonio metropolitan area (primarily black-and Hispanic-majority areas), including portions of Bexar County, thin strips of Comal and Hays, and a portion of Caldwell county, as well as portions of southern and eastern Austin in Travis County.[8]

In March 2017, a panel of federal judges ruled that the 35th district was illegally drawn with discriminatory intent.[9] In August 2017 there was another ruling that the district is unconstitutional.[10] However, the district was allowed to stand in the Supreme Court's 2018 Abbott v. Perez ruling.[11]

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history Counties represented
District created January 3, 2013
Lloyd Doggett, Official Portrait, c112th Congress.jpg Lloyd Doggett Democratic January 3, 2013 –
Present
Redistricted from the 25th district and re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Central and northeastern Bexar, northwestern Caldwell, southeastern Comal, southeastern Hays, southeastern Travis

Election results[edit]

2012[edit]

Texas's 35th congressional district election, 2012[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lloyd Doggett 105,626 63.94%
Republican Susan Narvaiz 52,894 32.02%
Libertarian Ross Lynn Leonne 4,082 2.47%
Green Meghan Owen 2,540 1.53%
Majority 52,732 31.92%
Turnout 165,179 ?

2014[edit]

Texas's 35th congressional district election, 2014[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Lloyd Doggett 60,124 62.48% −1.46%
Republican Susan Narvaiz 32,040 33.29% +1.27%
Libertarian Cory W. Bruner 2,767 2.87% +.4%
Green Kat Swift 1,294 1.34% −.19%
Majority 28,084 29.19%
Turnout 96,225 ? −41.75%
Democratic hold Swing −1.46%

2016[edit]

Texas's 35th congressional district election, 2016[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Lloyd Doggett 124,613 63.07% +0.59%
Republican Susan Narvaiz 62,384 31.57% -1.72%
Libertarian Rhet Rosenquest Smith 6,504 3.29% +.42%
Green Scott Trimble 4,076 2.06% +.62%
Majority 62,228 31.50% +2.31%
Turnout 197,516 ? +205.62%
Democratic hold Swing +0.59%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (state-based)".
  2. ^ "My Congressional District".
  3. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "Census 2010 shows Red states gaining congressional districts". Washington Post. Retrieved December 21, 2010.
  5. ^ "Mapping the Future: GOP will draw map in Texas". Washington Post. Retrieved January 31, 2013.
  6. ^ "Congressional District 35 election results". Retrieved January 31, 2013.
  7. ^ Ingraham, Christopher (May 15, 2014). "America's most gerrymandered congressional districts". Washington Post. Retrieved September 26, 2016.
  8. ^ "DistrictViewer". Texas Legislative Council. Retrieved January 31, 2013.
  9. ^ "Federal Court Rules Three Texas Congressional Districts Illegally Drawn" by Laurel Wamsley, NPR, March 11, 2017
  10. ^ "Federal court invalidates part of Texas congressional map" by Alexa Ura and Jim Malewitz, Texas Tribune, August 15, 2017
  11. ^ "Sotomayor: Supreme Court racial gerrymandering ruling comes at "serious costs to our democracy"". 2018-06-25. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  12. ^ Texas Office of the Secretary of State "2012 General Election"
  13. ^ Texas Office of the Secretary of State "2014 General Election"
  14. ^ Texas Office of the Secretary of State "2016 General Election"

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 29°50′24″N 97°36′36″W / 29.8400°N 97.6100°W / 29.8400; -97.6100