Texas's 28th congressional district

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Texas's 28th congressional district
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Texas's 28th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Henry Cuellar
DLaredo
Distribution
  • 82.75[1]% urban
  • 17.25% rural
Population (2016)736,150[2]
Median income$46,777[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+9[4]

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[edit]

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history District location
District created January 3, 1993
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Frank Tejeda
Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 30, 1997
103rd
104th
105th
Elected in 1992.
Died.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant January 30, 1997 –
April 17, 1997
105th
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Ciro Rodriguez
Democratic April 17, 1997 –
January 3, 2003
105th
106th
107th
Elected to finish Tejeda's term.
Lost renomination in a redistricting contest after the 2003 Texas redistricting.
January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2005
108th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Henry Cuellar
Democratic January 3, 2005 –
January 3, 2007
109th Elected in 2004.
2005 – 2007
January 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2013
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
2007 – 2013
January 3, 2013 –
Present
114th
115th
116th
2013 – Present

Recent election results[edit]

2004 election[edit]

US House election, 2004: Texas District 28
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Henry Cuellar 106,323 59.0 -12.1
Republican James Hopson 69,538 38.6 +11.7
Libertarian Ken Ashby 4,305 2.4 +0.3
Majority 36,785 20.4
Turnout 180,166
Democratic hold Swing -11.9

2006 election[edit]

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.[5]

Cuellar retained his seat in the 28th district.

2008 election[edit]

US House election, 2008: Texas District 28
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Henry Cuellar 123,494 68.7 +9.7
Republican Jim Fish 52,524 29.2 -9.38
Libertarian Ross Lynn Leone 3,722 2.1 -0.3
Majority 70,969
Turnout 179,740
Democratic hold Swing +10.0

2010 election[edit]

US House election, 2010: Texas District 28
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Henry Cuellar 62,773 56.34 -12.4
Republican Bryan Underwood 46,740 41.95 +12.75
Libertarian Stephen Kaat 1,889 1.7 -0.4
Majority 14,144 12.69
Turnout 111,402
Democratic hold Swing

2012 election[edit]

US House election, 2012, Texas District 28[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Henry Cuellar (Incumbent) 112,456 67.89
Republican William R. Hayward 49,309 29.77
Libertarian Patrick Hisel 2,473 1.49
Green Michael D. Cary 1,407 0.85
Total votes 165,645 100.0

2014 election[edit]

US House election, 2014: Texas District 28
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Henry Cuellar 62,508 82.1
Libertarian Will Alkens 10,153 13.3
Green Michael Cary 3,475 4.6
Majority
Turnout 76,136 100
Democratic hold Swing

2016 election[edit]

US House election, 2016: Texas District 28
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Henry Cuellar 122,086 66.2
Republican Zeffen Hardin 57,740 31.3
Green Michael Cary 4,616 2.5
Majority
Turnout 184,442 100
Democratic hold Swing

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=28
  3. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=48&cd=28
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  5. ^ [1][permanent dead link], Austin American-Statesman, 4 August 2006
  6. ^ "Office of the Secretary of State Race Summary Report 2012 General Election". Texas Secretary of State. Retrieved March 31, 2013.

Coordinates: 27°50′55″N 98°54′49″W / 27.84861°N 98.91361°W / 27.84861; -98.91361