1997 Texas's 28th congressional district special election

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After incumbent congressman Frank Tejeda died of brain cancer soon after the congressional elections, a special election was held to fill Texas's 28th congressional district. Since no candidate received an outright majority during the first round on March 15, a special runoff was held on April 12, 1997, which was won by State Representative Ciro Rodriguez.

Primary results[edit]

Texas's 28th congressional district special primary (1997)[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ciro Rodriguez 14,018 46.12%
Democratic Juan F. Solis III 8,056 26.51%
Republican Mark Cude 2,452 8.07%
Democratic Carlos Uresti 1,345 4.43%
Republican John P. Kelly 1,229 4.04%
Democratic Lauro Bustamante 819 2.70%
Democratic John A. Traeger 718 2.36%
Republican Narciso Mendoza 621 2.04%
Democratic Phil Ross 376 1.24%
Democratic Mike Pacheco 231 0.76%
Republican Oliver Lowell Blair 168 0.55%
Democratic Patrick A. Mason 158 0.52%
Independent Robert Cantu 82 0.27%
Democratic Michael Idrogo 64 0.21%
Total votes 30,394 100%

Results[edit]

Texas's 28th congressional district special general election (1997)[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ciro Rodriguez 19,992 66.68%
Democratic Juan F. Solis III 9,990 33.32%
Total votes 29,982 100%
Democratic hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Race Summary Report: March 1997 Special Runoff Election". Texas Secretary of State. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  2. ^ "Race Summary Report: April 1997 Special Runoff Election". Texas Secretary of State. Retrieved April 28, 2018.