Texas's 11th congressional district

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Texas's 11th congressional district
Texas US Congressional District 11 (since 2013).tif
Texas's 11th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Mike Conaway (RMidland)
Population (2015) 761,153[1]
Median income 44,607[2]
Ethnicity
Cook PVI R+32[3]

Texas District 11 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves the midwestern portion of the state of Texas. The current Representative from District 11 is Mike Conaway.

Texas has had at least 11 districts since 1883. Major cities in the district are Lamesa, Midland, Odessa, San Angelo, Granbury, and Brownwood.

The district is one of the most Republican districts in the nation. Much of the territory now in the district began shaking off its Democratic roots far sooner than the rest of Texas. For instance, Barry Goldwater did very well in much of this area in 1964, and Midland itself last supported a Democrat for president in 1948. It was President George W. Bush's strongest district in the entire nation in the 2004 election.

While Democrats continued to hold most local offices here well into the 1980s and continued to represent parts of the region through the 1990s, today Republicans dominate every level of government, usually winning by well over 70 percent of the vote.

From 1903-2005 the district was based in central Texas and contained Waco.

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Term Electoral history
District created March 4, 1883
Swtlanham.jpg Samuel W. T. Lanham Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1893
First elected in 1882.
Re-elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
Re-elected in 1890.
Retired.[4]
William H Crain.jpg William H. Crain Democratic March 4, 1893 –
February 10, 1896
Redistricted from the 7th district and re-elected in 1892.
Re-elected in 1894.
Died.
Vacant February 10, 1896 –
April 7, 1896
No image.svg Rudolph Kleberg Democratic April 7, 1896 –
March 3, 1903
First elected in 1884 to finish Crain's term.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Retired.
Robert Lee Henry in 1917.jpg Robert L. Henry Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1917
Redistricted from the 7th district and re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
TomconnallyTX.jpg Tom Connally Democratic March 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1929
First elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
No image.svg Oliver H. Cross Democratic March 4, 1929 –
January 3, 1937
First elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Re-elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Retired.
William R. Poage 1977 congressional photo.jpg William R. Poage Democratic January 3, 1937 –
December 31, 1978
First elelected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Retired and then resigned.
Vacant December 31, 1978 –
January 3, 1979
J. Marvin Leath.jpg Marvin Leath Democratic January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1991
First elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Retired.
111edwardsc-tx17.jpg Chet Edwards Democratic January 3, 1991 –
January 3, 2005
First elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Redistricted to the 17th district.
Mike Conaway official congressional photo.jpg Mike Conaway Republican January 3, 2005 –
Present
First 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.

Election results[edit]

US House election, 2004: Texas District 11
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Mike Conaway 177,291 76.8 +29.7
Democratic Wayne Raasch 50,339 21.8 -29.8
Libertarian Jeffrey Blunt 3,347 1.4 +0.1
Majority 126,952 55.0
Turnout 230,977
Republican gain from Democratic Swing +29.7

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2007 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 31°43′56″N 100°03′49″W / 31.73222°N 100.06361°W / 31.73222; -100.06361