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Texas' 36th Congressional District

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Texas' 36th Congressional District
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Current incumbentBrian Babin Republican Party
Population712,433
Gender50.1% Male, 49.9% Female
Race78.7% White, 10.1% Black, 2.3% Asian
Ethnicity22.9% Hispanic
Unemployment11.0%
Median household income$50,790
High school graduation rate82.5%
College graduation rate17.7%
Texas' 36th Congressional District is located in the far eastern portion of the state and includes Newton, Jasper, Orange, Tyler, Polk, Liberty, Chambers and Harris counties.[1] It was created during the most recent redistricting cycle as a result of the 2010 Census.

The current representative of the 36th Congressional District is Brian Babin (R).

Elections

2014

See also: Texas' 36th Congressional District elections, 2014

The 36th Congressional District of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Brian Babin (R) defeated Michael Cole (D), Rodney Veach (L) and Hal Ridley Jr. (G) in the general election.

U.S. House, Texas District 36 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Babin 76% 101,663
     Democratic Michael Cole 22.1% 29,543
     Libertarian Rodney Veach 1.5% 1,951
     Green Hal Ridley Jr. 0.5% 685
Total Votes 133,842
Source: Texas Secretary of State

2012

See also: Texas' 36th Congressional District elections, 2012

The 36th Congressional District of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which Steve Stockman (R) won election. He defeated Max Martin (D) and Michael Cole (L) in the general election.[2]

U.S. House, Texas District 36 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Stockman 70.7% 165,405
     Democratic Max Martin 26.6% 62,143
     Libertarian Michael K. Cole 2.7% 6,284
Total Votes 233,832
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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