Texas's 3rd congressional district
|Texas's 3rd congressional district|
Texas's 3rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
|U.S. Representative||Sam Johnson (R–Plano)|
Texas District 3 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves a suburban area north and northeast of Dallas. It encompasses a large portion of Collin County including McKinney, Plano, and Frisco, as well as Collin County's share of Dallas itself.
Texas has had at least three congressional districts since 1869. The current seat dates from a mid-decade redistricting conducted before the 1966 elections after Texas's original 1960s map was thrown out by Wesberry v. Sanders. It is one of the most Republican districts in both Texas and the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. The GOP has held the seat since a 1968 special election. The district's current congressman, Sam Johnson, has held the seat since 1991. On January 6, 2017, Johnson announced he would not run for reelection in 2018. Van Taylor was elected on November 6th and is congressman-elect.
As of the 2010 census, District 3 represents 765,486 people who are predominantly middle-to-upper-class (median family income is US$80,912). The district is 73.1 percent White (non-Hispanic), 15.06 percent Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 13 percent Asian, and 8.9 percent Black or African American.
From 1967 to 2013, the district included a large slice of northern Dallas County, including Garland, Rowlett and much of northern Dallas itself. However, Collin County's rapid growth since the 1970s resulted in the district's share of Dallas County being gradually reduced.
After redistricting in 2012, the Dallas County share of the district was removed altogether. However, it still includes the Dallas precincts located in Collin County.
|Election results from presidential races|
|2000||President||Bush 70 - 30%|
|2004||President||Bush 66 - 33%|
|2008||President||McCain 57 - 42%|
|2012||President||Romney 63 - 34%|
|2016||President||Trump 55 - 41%|
List of representatives
Historical district boundaries
- "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- Scott Bland; Kyle Cheney (2017-01-06). "Texas Rep. Sam Johnson announces he won't run for reelection". Politico.
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- Bland, Scott; Cheney, Kyle (January 6, 2017). "Texas Rep. Sam Johnson announces he won't run for reelection". Politico. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
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- Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present
- Texas Secretary of State 2010 General Election Statewide Race Summary