Texas's 35th congressional district
|Texas's 35th congressional district|
Texas's 35th congressional district since January 3, 2013
Texas's 35th congressional district is a new district that was created as a result of the 2010 Census. The first candidates ran in the 2012 House elections, were seated for the 113th United States Congress. This election was won by Lloyd Doggett, who previously represented Texas's 25th congressional district before redistricting. The shape of the district has been described as one of the ten most gerrymandered in the US.
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.
In March 2017, a panel of federal judges ruled that the 35th district was illegally drawn with discriminatory intent. In August 2017 there was another ruling that the district is unconstitutional. However, the district was allowed to stand in the Supreme Court's 2018 Abbott v. Perez ruling.
List of representatives
|Electoral history||Counties represented|
|District created||January 3, 2013|
|Lloyd Doggett||Democratic||January 3, 2013 –
|Redistricted from the 25th district and re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
|Central and northeastern Bexar, northwestern Caldwell, southeastern Comal, southeastern Hays, southeastern Travis|
|Libertarian||Ross Lynn Leonne||4,082||2.47%|
|Libertarian||Cory W. Bruner||2,767||2.87%||+.4%|
|Libertarian||Rhet Rosenquest Smith||6,504||3.29%||+.42%|
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