Texas's 26th congressional district

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Texas's 26th congressional district
Texas US Congressional District 26 (since 2013).tif
Texas's 26th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Michael C. Burgess (RLewisville)
Population (2015) 818,125[1]
Median income 75,069[2]
Ethnicity
Cook PVI R+18[3]

Texas District 26 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district in the state of Texas that serves an area in the northern portion of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex centering on Denton County. The current Representative is Michael C. Burgess. The District is best known as the seat of former House Majority Leader Dick Armey.

History[edit]

The district was created after the 1980 census due to population growth in Texas and Denton County, specifically in its southern sector. From the beginning, the district map has been centered on Denton County, one of Texas's fastest-growing counties.

Except for the first election, won by Democrat Tom Vandergriff in 1982, the seat has been held by Republicans. As Denton County has become overwhelmingly Republican in recent years (every county officeholder is Republican, as are all of the members of the Texas Legislature representing the county), District 26 is considered a "safe seat" for the GOP.

Since the 2010 redistricting, the 26th District includes most of Denton County (except the southeast portion) and a portion of central Tarrant County.

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Congress Electoral history
Tom Vandergriff Feb. 1983 Ninety-Eighth Congress Pictorial Directory.gif Tom Vandergriff Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1985
98th Elected in 1982.
Lost re-election.
Dick Armey, official 105th Congress photo.jpg Dick Armey Republican January 3, 1985 –
January 3, 2003
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
First elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Retired.
Michael Burgess, Official Portrait, c112th Congress.jpg Michael C. Burgess Republican January 3, 2003 –
present
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
First 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.

Recent election results[edit]

2004 election[edit]

US House election, 2004: Texas District 26
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Michael C. Burgess 180,519 65.75 -9.1
Democratic Lico Reyes 89,809 32.71 +9.9
Libertarian James Gholston 4,211 1.53 +0.1
Majority 90,710 33.0
Turnout 274,539
Republican hold Swing -9.5

2006 election[edit]

US House election, 2006: Texas District 26
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Michael C. Burgess 94,219 60.21 -5.54
Democratic Tim Barnwell 58,271 37.23 +4.52
Libertarian Rich Haas 3,993 2.55 +1.02
Majority 35,948 22.97
Turnout 156,483
Republican hold Swing -5.03

2008 election[edit]

US House election, 2008: Texas District 26
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Michael C. Burgess 194,849 60.19 -0.02
Democratic Ken Leach 117,895 36.42 -0.82
Libertarian Stephanie Weiss 11,002 3.40 0.85

2010 election[edit]

US House election, 2010: Texas District 26
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Michael C. Burgess 120,683 67.08 +6.89
Democratic Neil Durrance 55,182 30.67 -5.75
Libertarian Mark Boler 4,049 2.25 -1.15

2016 election[edit]

US House election, 2016: Texas District 26
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Michael C. Burgess 211,730 66.4
Democratic Eric Mauck 94,507 29.6
Libertarian Mark Boler 12,843 4.0

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2007 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 33°11′05″N 97°08′03″W / 33.18472°N 97.13417°W / 33.18472; -97.13417