Texas' 34th Congressional District

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Texas' 34th Congressional District
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Current incumbentFilemon Vela Democratic Party
Population702,624
Gender51.2% Female, 48.8% Male
Race89.6% White, 1.5% Black
Ethnicity82.6% Hispanic
Unemployment10.7%
Median household income$32,333
High school graduation rate64.6%
College graduation rate13.4%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
The 34th Congressional District of Texas is a new district created during the recent redistricting cycle as a result of the 2010 Census.

Texas' 34th Congressional District is located in the southern portion of the state and includes Gonzales, Dewitt, Goliad, Bee, San Patricio, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Kenedy, Willacy, Cameron and Hidalgo counties.[1]

The current representative of the 34th Congressional District is Filemon Vela (D).

Elections

2014

See also: Texas' 34th Congressional District elections, 2014

The 34th Congressional District of Texas will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Texas' 34th Congressional District elections, 2012

The 34th Congressional District of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which Filemon Vela (D) won election. He defeated Jessica Puente Bradshaw (R) and Steven Shanklin (L) in the general election.[2]

U.S. House, Texas District 34 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngFilemon Vela 61.9% 89,606
     Republican Jessica Puente Bradshaw 36.2% 52,448
     Libertarian Steven Shanklin 1.9% 2,724
Total Votes 144,778
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Redistricting

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.[3]

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