Texas's 35th congressional district

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Texas's 35th congressional district
Texas US Congressional District 35 (since 2013).tif
Texas's 35th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Lloyd Doggett (DAustin)
Population (2015) 823,909[1]
Median income 36,792[2]
Ethnicity
Cook PVI D+15[3]

Texas's 35th Congressional District is a new district that was created as a result of the 2010 Census.[4] The first candidates ran in the 2012 House elections, were seated for the 113th United States Congress.[5] This election was won by Lloyd Doggett, who previously represented Texas's 25th congressional district before redistricting.[6] The shape of the district has been described as one of the ten most gerrymandered in the US.[7]

Texas's 35th Congressional District includes parts of the San Antonio metropolitan area, including portions of Bexar County, thin strips of Comal and Hays, and a portion of Caldwell county, as well as portions of southern and eastern Austin in Travis County.[8]

In March 2017, a panel of federal judges ruled that the 35th district was illegally drawn with discriminatory intent.[9] In August, 2017 there was another ruling that the district is unconstitutional.[10]

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history Counties
District created January 3, 2013
Lloyd Doggett, Official Portrait, c112th Congress.jpg Lloyd Doggett Democratic January 3, 2013 – present
Redistricted from the 25th district
Elected in 2012
Re-Elected in 2014
Central and northeastern Bexar, northwestern Caldwell, southeastern Comal, southeastern Hays, southeastern Travis

Election results[edit]

2012[edit]

US House election, 2012: Texas District 35[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Lloyd Doggett 105,626 63.94
Republican Susan Narvaiz 52,894 32.02
Libertarian Ross Lynn Leonne 4,082 2.47
Green Meghan Owen 2,540 1.53
Majority 52,732 31.92
Turnout 165,179 100

2014[edit]

US House election, 2014: Texas District 35[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Lloyd Doggett 60,124 62.48 −1.46
Republican Susan Narvaiz 32,040 33.29 +1.27
Libertarian Cory W. Bruner 2,767 2.87 +.4
Green Kat Swift 1,294 1.34 −.19
Majority 28,084 29.19
Turnout 96,225 100 −41.75
Democratic hold Swing −1.46

2016[edit]

US House election, 2016: Texas District 35[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Lloyd Doggett 124,613 63.07 +0.59
Republican Susan Narvaiz 62,384 31.57 -1.72
Libertarian Rhet Rosenquest Smith 6,504 3.29 +.42
Green Scott Trimble 4,076 2.06 +.62
Majority 62,228 31.50 +2.31
Turnout 197,516 100 +205.62
Democratic hold Swing +0.59

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/
  2. ^ https://ballotpedia.org/Texas%27_35th_Congressional_District
  3. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Census 2010 shows Red states gaining congressional districts". Washington Post. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
  5. ^ "Mapping the Future: GOP will draw map in Texas". Washington Post. Retrieved 2013-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Congressional District 35 election results". Retrieved 2013-01-31. 
  7. ^ Ingraham, Christopher (15 May 2014). "America’s most gerrymandered congressional districts". Washington Post. Retrieved 26 September 2016. 
  8. ^ "DistrictViewer". Texas Legislative Council. Retrieved 2013-01-31. 
  9. ^ "Federal Court Rules Three Texas Congressional Districts Illegally Drawn" by Laurel Wamsley, NPR, March 11, 2017
  10. ^ "Federal court invalidates part of Texas congressional map" by Alexa Ura and Jim Malewitz, Texas Tribune, Aug. 15, 2017
  11. ^ Texas Office of the Secretary of State "2012 General Election"
  12. ^ Texas Office of the Secretary of State "2014 General Election"
  13. ^ Texas Office of the Secretary of State "2016 General Election"

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 29°50′24″N 97°36′36″W / 29.8400°N 97.6100°W / 29.8400; -97.6100