Texas's 27th congressional district
|Texas's 27th congressional district|
Texas's 27th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Texas's 27th congressional district of the United States House of Representatives covers the coastal bend of Texas' Gulf Coast consisting of Corpus Christi and Victoria up to Bastrop County near Austin and Wharton County near Houston. Its current Representative is Republican Michael Cloud. Cloud was elected to the district in a special election on June 30, 2018, to replace former Republican Representative Blake Farenthold, who had resigned on April 6.
In August 2017, a panel of federal judges ruled that the 27th district is unconstitutional, arguing that it displaces a Hispanic-opportunity district. The United States Supreme Court reversed the ruling though, pronouncing the district constitutional in Abbott v. Perez.
List of members representing the district
|District created||January 3, 1983|
Solomon P. Ortiz
|Democratic||January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 2011
|Elected in 1982.|
Re-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.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
|Republican||January 3, 2011 –
April 6, 2018
|Elected in 2010.|
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
|Vacant||April 6, 2018 –
June 30, 2018
|Republican||June 30, 2018 –
|Elected to finish Farenthold's term.|
Re-elected in 2018.
Recent election results
|Republican gain from Democratic||Swing||28.95|
|Democratic||Rose Meza Harrison||83,395||39.21||-7.89|
|Democratic||Raul (Roy) Barrera||88,329||38.31||+4.62|
|Democratic||Raul (Roy) Barrera||1,747||4.81%|
|Republican||Bech Bruun (withdrawn)||1,570||4.32%|
Historical district boundaries
- "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- Brufke, Juliegrace (April 6, 2018). "GOP Rep. Farenthold resigns amid sexual harassment scandal". The Hill. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
- "Election Results: Texas Will Vote to Replace Congressman Who Retired Amid Scandal". The New York Times. The New York Times. June 30, 2018. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
- Texas 27th District Profile The New York Times Accessed November 2010
- "Federal court invalidates part of Texas congressional map" by Alexa Ura and Jim Malewitz, Texas Tribune, Aug. 15, 2017
- "Office of the Secretary of State; Race Summary Report; 2012 General Election". Secretary of State of Texas. November 6, 2012. Archived from the original on November 8, 2006. Retrieved September 22, 2013.
- "Office of the Secretary of State; Race Summary Report; 2014 General Election". Secretary of State of Texas. November 4, 2014. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
- "Office of the Secretary of State; Race Summary Report; 2016 General Election". Secretary of State of Texas. November 8, 2014. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
- "2018 Special Election, US Representative, District 27". Texas Secretary of State. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
- Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. Cite has empty unknown parameter:
- Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present
- 27th Congressional District of Texas Texas District 27 Information site.