Texas's 27th congressional district

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Texas's 27th congressional district
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Texas's 27th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
U.S. RepresentativeMichael Cloud (RVictoria)
Distribution
  • 74.99[1]% urban
  • 25.01% rural
Population (2016)736,778[2]
Median income$53,047
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+13[3]

Texas District 27 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves 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.[4][5]

The district is slightly less than 50% Hispanic, down from the 70% Hispanic population in the 2002-2010 cycles when the District reached from Corpus Christi to Brownsville.[6]

In August 2017, a panel of federal judges ruled that the 27th district is unconstitutional, arguing that it displaces a Hispanic-opportunity district.[7] The United States Supreme Court reversed the ruling though, pronouncing the district constitutional in Abbott v. Perez.

List of members representing the district[edit]

Representative Party Years Congress Electoral history
District created January 3, 1983
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Solomon P. Ortiz
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 2011
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
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.

Lost re-election.
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Blake Farenthold
Republican January 3, 2011 –
April 6, 2018
112th
113th
114th
115th
Elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.

Resigned.
Vacant April 6, 2018 –
June 30, 2018
115th
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Michael Cloud
Republican June 30, 2018 –
Present
115th
116th
Elected to finish Farenthold's term.
Re-elected in 2018.

Recent election results[edit]

US House election, 2004: Texas District 27
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Solomon Ortiz 112,081 63.1 +2.0
Republican William Vaden 61,955 34.9 -1.7
Libertarian Christopher Claytor 3,500 2.0 -0.4
Majority 60,126 33.9
Turnout 177,536
Democratic hold Swing +1.8
US House election, 2010: Texas District 27
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Solomon Ortiz 50,155 47.10
Republican Blake Farenthold 50,954 47.85
Majority
Turnout 101,109
Republican gain from Democratic Swing 28.95
US House election, 2012: Texas District 27[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Rose Meza Harrison 83,395 39.21
Republican Blake Farenthold 120,684 56.75
Independent Bret Baldwin 5,354 2.51
Libertarian Corrie Byrd 3,218 1.51
Turnout 212,651
US House election, 2014: Texas District 27[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Wesley Reed 44,152 33.69
Republican Blake Farenthold 83,342 63.60
Libertarian Roxanne Simonson 3,553 2.71
Turnout 131,047
US House election, 2016: Texas District 27[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Raul (Roy) Barrera 88,329 38.31
Republican Blake Farenthold 142,251 61.69
Turnout 230,580
Texas's 27th congressional district special election, 2018[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael Cloud 19,856 54.74%
Democratic Eric Holguin 11,595 31.96%
Democratic Raul (Roy) Barrera 1,747 4.81%
Republican Bech Bruun (withdrawn) 1,570 4.32%
Democratic Mike Westergren 858 2.36%
Republican Marty Perez 276 0.76%
Independent Judith Cutright 172 0.47%
Libertarian Daniel Tinus 144 0.39%
Independent Christopher Suprun 51 0.14%
Total votes 36,268 100.0

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2007 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/cd_state.html
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=48&cd=27
  3. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  4. ^ Brufke, Juliegrace (April 6, 2018). "GOP Rep. Farenthold resigns amid sexual harassment scandal". The Hill. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ Texas 27th District Profile The New York Times Accessed November 2010
  7. ^ "Federal court invalidates part of Texas congressional map" by Alexa Ura and Jim Malewitz, Texas Tribune, Aug. 15, 2017
  8. ^ "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.
  9. ^ "Office of the Secretary of State; Race Summary Report; 2014 General Election". Secretary of State of Texas. November 4, 2014. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  10. ^ "Office of the Secretary of State; Race Summary Report; 2016 General Election". Secretary of State of Texas. November 8, 2014. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  11. ^ "2018 Special Election, US Representative, District 27". Texas Secretary of State. Retrieved June 30, 2018.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 28°46′59″N 96°50′29″W / 28.78306°N 96.84139°W / 28.78306; -96.84139