Texas's 35th congressional district
|Texas's 35th congressional district|
Texas's 35th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
|Current Representative||Lloyd Doggett (D–Austin)|
Texas's 35th Congressional District is a new district that was created as a result of the 2010 Census. The first candidates ran in the 2012 House elections, were seated for the 113th United States Congress. This election was won by Lloyd Doggett, who previously represented Texas's 25th congressional district before redistricting. The shape of the district has been described as one of the ten most gerrymandered in the US.
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.
In March 2017, a panel of federal judges ruled that the 35th district was illegally drawn with discriminatory intent. In August, 2017 there was another ruling that the district is unconstitutional.
List of representatives
|District created||January 3, 2013|
|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|
|Libertarian||Ross Lynn Leonne||4,082||2.47|
|Libertarian||Cory W. Bruner||2,767||2.87||+.4|
|Libertarian||Rhet Rosenquest Smith||6,504||3.29||+.42|
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- Texas Office of the Secretary of State "2012 General Election"
- Texas Office of the Secretary of State "2014 General Election"
- Texas Office of the Secretary of State "2016 General Election"