Texas's 36th congressional district

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Texas's 36th congressional district
Texas US Congressional District 36 (since 2013).tif
District map as of January 3, 2013.
  Brian Babin
  • 67.74[1]% urban
  • 32.26% rural
Population (2016)732,975[2]
Median income$57,908[2]
Cook PVIR+26[3]

Texas's 36th 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 for a seat in the 113th United States Congress.[5] Steve Stockman won the general election, and represented the new district. On December 9, 2013, Stockman announced that he would not seek reelection in 2014, and would instead challenge incumbent John Cornyn in the Republican senatorial primary, and was succeeded in the U.S. House by Brian Babin.

Texas's 36th Congressional District is located in southeast Texas and includes all of Newton, Jasper, Tyler, Polk, Orange, Hardin, Liberty, and Chambers counties, plus portions of southeastern Harris County.[6] The Johnson Space Center is within the district. The 36th district is one of only two districts in Texas (the other being the 31st district) that has never been represented by a member of the Democratic Party.

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history Counties Represented
District created January 3, 2013
SteveStockmanCP.jpg Steve Stockman Republican January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2015
Elected in 2012.
Retired to run for U.S. Senate.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Brian Babin official congressional photo 2.jpg Brian Babin Republican January 3, 2015 –
First elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
[Data unknown/missing.]

2012 election[edit]

The new 36th District includes portions of four current congressional districts that were represented by:

  • Kevin Brady: Newton, Jasper, Tyler, Polk, Orange, Hardin Counties and a portion of Liberty County
  • Ted Poe: the other portion of Liberty County and a portion of northeast Harris County
  • Ron Paul: Chambers County
  • Gene Green: a portion of east Harris County
  • Pete Olson: a portion of southeast Harris County

There were twelve candidates for the Republican nomination, one candidate for the Democratic nomination, one Libertarian candidate and one independent candidate.[7][better source needed]

2014 election[edit]

Candidates in the 2014 primary include Republicans Phil Fitzgerald, John Amdur, Doug Centilli, Dave Norman, Chuck Meyer and Kim I. Morrell, and Democrat Michael K. Cole.[8]


  1. ^ Geography, US Census Bureau. "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (state-based)". www.census.gov.
  2. ^ a b Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census Bureau. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  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 November 18, 2010.
  6. ^ "DistrictViewer - Texas Legislative Council". gis1.tlc.texas.gov.
  7. ^ "Texas' 36th Congressional District elections, 2012".
  8. ^ "Candidates on the Liberty County Ballot for March 4, 2014 Primary". The Vindicator. Liberty, Texas. December 12, 2013. Retrieved February 1, 2014.

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Coordinates: 30°46′48″N 93°45′00″W / 30.7800°N 93.7500°W / 30.7800; -93.7500