Texas's 28th congressional district
|Texas's 28th congressional district|
Texas's 28th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Texas District 28 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves a strip in deep south Texas starting south of San Antonio, and ending at the U.S.-Mexico border. The current Representative from District 28 is Henry Cuellar.
List of members representing the district
|Electoral history||District location|
|District created||January 3, 1993|
|Democratic||January 3, 1993 –
January 30, 1997
|Elected in 1992.
|Vacant||January 30, 1997 –
April 17, 1997
|Democratic||April 17, 1997 –
January 3, 2003
|Elected to finish Tejeda's term.|
Lost renomination in a redistricting contest after the 2003 Texas redistricting.
|January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2005
|Democratic||January 3, 2005 –
January 3, 2007
|109th||Elected in 2004.|
|January 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2013
|January 3, 2013 –
Recent election results
On June 28, 2006, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that the Texas legislature's redistricting plan violated the Voting Rights Act in the case of Texas's 23rd congressional district. As a result, on August 4, 2006, a three-judge panel announced replacement district boundaries for 2006 election for the 23rd district, which affected the boundaries of the 15th, 21st, 25th and 28th districts.
On election day in November, these five districts had open primaries, or a "jungle primary"; any candidate to receive more than 50% of the vote wins the seat. Otherwise, a runoff election in December will decide the seat.
Cuellar retained his seat in the 28th district.
|Libertarian||Ross Lynn Leone||3,722||2.1||-0.3|
|Democratic||Henry Cuellar (Incumbent)||112,456||67.89|
|Republican||William R. Hayward||49,309||29.77|
|Green||Michael D. Cary||1,407||0.85|
- "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- [permanent dead link], Austin American-Statesman, 4 August 2006
- "Office of the Secretary of State Race Summary Report 2012 General Election". Texas Secretary of State. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
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