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Texas' 18th Congressional District

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Texas' 18th Congressional District
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Current incumbentSheila Jackson Lee Democratic Party
Population707,139
Gender51% Female, 49% Male
Race47.0% White, 38.6% Black, 3.9% Asian
Ethnicity41.0% Hispanic
Unemployment11.6%
Median household income$37,079
High school graduation rate72.6%
College graduation rate19.3%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Texas' 18th Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state and includes part of Harris county.[1]

The current representative of the 18th Congressional District is Sheila Jackson Lee (D).

Elections

2014

See also: Texas' 18th Congressional District elections, 2014

The 18th Congressional District of Texas will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Texas' 18th Congressional District elections, 2012

The 18th Congressional District of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Sheila Jackson Lee (D) won re-election. She defeated Sean Seibert (R) and Christopher Barber (L) in the general election.[2]

U.S. House, Texas District 18 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSheila Jackson Lee Incumbent 75% 146,223
     Republican Sean Seibert 22.6% 44,015
     Libertarian Christopher Barber 2.4% 4,694
Total Votes 194,932
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Sheila Jackson Lee won re-election to the United States House. She defeated John Faulk (R), Mike Taylor (L) and Charles Meyer (Write-in) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Texas District 18 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSheila Jackson Lee incumbent 70.2% 85,108
     Republican John Faulk 27.3% 33,067
     Libertarian Mike Taylor 2.6% 3,118
     Write-in Charles Meyer 0% 28
Total Votes 121,321

2008
On November 4, 2008, Sheila Jackson Lee won re-election to the United States House. She defeated John Faulk (R) and Mike Taylor (L) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Texas District 18 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSheila Jackson Lee incumbent 77.3% 148,617
     Republican John Faulk 20.3% 39,095
     Libertarian Mike Taylor 2.3% 4,486
Total Votes 192,198

2006
On November 7, 2006, Sheila Jackson Lee won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Ahmad Hassan (R) and Patrick Warren (L) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Texas District 18 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSheila Jackson Lee incumbent 76.6% 65,936
     Republican Ahmad Hassan 19.1% 16,448
     Libertarian Patrick Warren 4.3% 3,667
Total Votes 86,051

2004
On November 2, 2004, Sheila Jackson Lee won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Tom Bazan (I) and Brent Sullivan (L) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Texas District 18 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSheila Jackson Lee incumbent 88.9% 136,018
     Independent Tom Bazan 6.4% 9,787
     Libertarian Brent Sullivan 4.7% 7,183
Total Votes 152,988

2002
On November 5, 2002, Sheila Jackson Lee won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Phillip Abbott (R) and Brent Sullivan (L) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Texas District 18 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSheila Jackson Lee incumbent 76.9% 99,161
     Republican Phillip Abbott 21.7% 27,980
     Libertarian Brent Sullivan 1.4% 1,785
Total Votes 128,926

2000
On November 7, 2000, Sheila Jackson Lee won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Bob Levy (R) and Colin Nankervis (L) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Texas District 18 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSheila Jackson Lee incumbent 76.5% 131,857
     Republican Bob Levy 22.2% 38,191
     Libertarian Colin Nankervis 1.4% 2,330
Total Votes 172,378

1998
On November 3, 1998, Sheila Jackson Lee won re-election to the United States House. She defeated James Galvan (L) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Texas District 18 General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSheila Jackson Lee incumbent 89.9% 82,091
     Libertarian James Galvan 10.1% 9,176
Total Votes 91,267

1996
On November 5, 1996, Sheila Jackson Lee won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Larry White (R), Jerry Burley (R), George Young (R) and Mike Lamson (D) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, Texas District 18 General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSheila Jackson Lee incumbent 77.1% 106,111
     Republican Larry White 10.1% 13,956
     Republican Jerry Burley 5.7% 7,877
     Republican George Young 3.9% 5,332
     Democratic Mike Lamson 3.2% 4,412
Total Votes 137,688

1994
On November 8, 1994, Sheila Jackson Lee won election to the United States House. She defeated Jerry Burley (R), J. Larry Snellings (I) and George Hollenbeck (L) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, Texas District 18 General Election, 1994
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSheila Jackson Lee 73.5% 84,790
     Republican Jerry Burley 24.4% 28,153
     Independent J. Larry Snellings 1.1% 1,278
     Libertarian George Hollenbeck 1% 1,169
Total Votes 115,390

1992
On November 3, 1992, Craig Washington won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Edward Blum (R) and Gregg Lassen (L) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House, Texas District 18 General Election, 1992
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCraig Washington incumbent 64.7% 111,422
     Republican Edward Blum 32.6% 56,080
     Libertarian Gregg Lassen 2.7% 4,706
Total Votes 172,208

1990
On November 6, 1990, Craig Washington won re-election to the United States House. He ran unopposed in the general election.[13]

U.S. House, Texas District 18 General Election, 1990
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCraig Washington incumbent 99.6% 54,477
     N/A Write-in 0.4% 243
Total Votes 54,720

Redistricting

The 18th Congressional District of Texas, prior to the 2010-2011 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in Texas

Texas was redistricted in 2011. The controversial map, approved by the Texas Legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Perry, was appealed up to the U.S. Supreme Court before going into effect.[14]

External links

See also

References

  1. Texas Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
  2. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Texas," November 6, 2012
  3. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  4. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  5. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  6. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  7. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  8. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1990," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. Washington Times, "High court to ponder Texas redistricting," accessed December 14, 2011