Texas District 20 of the is a Congressional district that serves the western half of United States House of Representatives San Antonio and Bexar County in Texas. The district is heavily Latino/Hispanic (predominantly of Mexican descent), as is the surrounding area. Charlie Gonzalez, who represented the district from 1999 to 2013 after succeeding his father, Henry B. Gonzalez, did not seek re-election in the 2012 United States House of Representatives elections. State representative Joaquín Castro, the Democratic nominee to replace Gonzalez, defeated David Rosa, the Republican nominee, in the race for Texas's 20th district on November 6, 2012. His term began on January 3, 2013.
The 20th is a heavily Democratic district; it has not supported a Republican for president since 1956. In 1972, this was one of two congressional districts in the state of Texas to vote for
George McGovern (the other being the 18th District in Houston). In 1984, this district gave Walter Mondale 59% of its vote.
List of representatives [ edit ]
January 3, 1935
Democratic January 3, 1935 - January 3, 1939
Paul J. Kilday
Democratic January 3, 1939 - September 24, 1961
Resigned after being appointed judge of the
US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
September 24, 1961 – November 4, 1961
Henry B. González
Democratic November 4, 1961 - January 3, 1999
Democratic January 3, 1999 - January 3, 2013
Democratic January 3, 2013 -
Election results [ edit ]
2016 election [ edit ]
Democratic incumbent Joaquín Castro faces Libertarian challenger Jeffrey Blunt and Green Party candidate Paul Pipkin in the race for Texas's 20th district on November 8, 2016.
2014 election [ edit ]
Democrat Joaquín Castro defeated Libertarian challenger Jeffrey Blunt in the race for Texas's 20th district on November 4, 2014.
2012 election [ edit ]
Democratic challenger Joaquín Castro defeated Republican challenger David Rosa in the race for Texas's 20th district on November 6, 2012.
Prior to being elected, Castro served as a state representative of the Texas House from the state's 125th District. 
2006 election [ edit ]
Historical district boundaries [ edit ]
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References [ edit ]
Coordinates: 29°28′28″N 98°37′21″W / 29.47444°N 98.62250°W