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Texas' 13th Congressional District

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Texas' 13th congressional district
Current incumbentMac Thornberry Republican Party
Population698,612
Gender50.7% Male, 49.3% Female
Race86.2% White, 5.5% Black, 1.7% Asian
Ethnicity25.4% Hispanic
Unemployment6.3%
Median household income$45,739
High school graduation rate82.8%
College graduation rate19.6%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Texas' 13th Congressional District is located in the northern portion of the state and includes Dallam, Hartley, Oldham, Deaf Smith, Sherman, Moore, Potter, Randall, Swisher, Floyd, Briscoe, Armstrong, Carson, Hutchinson, Hansford, Ochltree, Roberts, Gray, Donley, Hall, Motley, Dickens, King, Cottle, Childress, Collingsworth, Wheeler, Hemphill, Lipscomb, Knox, Foard, Hardeman, Wilbarger, Baylor, Wichita, Archer, Clay, Montague, Cooke, Wise and Jack counties.[1]

The district previously included much of the northern outlying areas of metro Houston and Beaumont.

The current representative of the 13th congressional district is Mac Thornberry (R).

Elections

2012

See also: Texas' 13th congressional district elections, 2012

The 13th congressional district of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012 in which incumbent Mac Thornberry (R) won re-election. He defeated John Robert Deek (L) and Keith Houston (G) in the general election.[2]

U.S. House, Texas District 13 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMac Thornberry Incumbent 91% 187,775
     Libertarian John Robert Deek 6.2% 12,701
     Green Keith F. Houston 2.9% 5,912
Total Votes 206,388
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Mac Thornberry won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Keith Dyer (I) and John Burwell, Jr. (L) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Texas District 13 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMac Thornberry incumbent 87% 113,201
     Independent Keith Dyer 8.6% 11,192
     Libertarian John Burwell, Jr. 4.3% 5,650
Total Votes 130,043

2008
On November 4, 2008, Mac Thornberry won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Roger James Waun (D) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Texas District 13 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMac Thornberry incumbent 77.6% 180,078
     Democratic Roger James Waun 22.4% 51,841
Total Votes 231,919

2006
On November 7, 2006, Mac Thornberry won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Roger Waun (D) and Jim Thompson (L) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Texas District 13 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMac Thornberry incumbent 74.4% 108,107
     Democratic Roger Waun 23% 33,460
     Libertarian Jim Thompson 2.6% 3,829
Total Votes 145,396

2004
On November 2, 2004, Mac Thornberry won re-election to the United States House. He defeated M.J. Smith (L) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Texas District 13 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMac Thornberry incumbent 92.3% 189,448
     Libertarian M.J. Smith 7.7% 15,793
Total Votes 205,241

2002
On November 5, 2002, Mac Thornberry won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Zane Reese (D) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Texas District 13 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMac Thornberry incumbent 79.3% 119,401
     Democratic Zane Reese 20.7% 31,218
Total Votes 150,619

2000
On November 7, 2000, Mac Thornberry won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Curtis Clinesmith (D) and Brad Clardy (L) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Texas District 13 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMac Thornberry incumbent 67.6% 117,995
     Democratic Curtis Clinesmith 31.1% 54,343
     Libertarian Brad Clardy 1.2% 2,137
Total Votes 174,475

1998
On November 3, 1998, Mac Thornberry won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Mark Harmon (D) and Georganne Baker Payne (L) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Texas District 13 General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMac Thornberry incumbent 67.9% 81,141
     Democratic Mark Harmon 31% 37,027
     Libertarian Georganne Baker Payne 1.1% 1,298
Total Votes 119,466

1996
On November 5, 1996, Mac Thornberry won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Samuel Brown Silverman (D) and Don Harkey (Natural Law) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, Texas District 13 General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMac Thornberry incumbent 66.9% 116,098
     Democratic Samuel Brown Silverman 32.3% 56,066
     Natural Law Don Harkey 0.8% 1,463
Total Votes 173,627

1994
On November 8, 1994, Mac Thornberry won election to the United States House. He defeated incumbent Bill Sarpalius (D) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, Texas District 13 General Election, 1994
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMac Thornberry 55.4% 79,466
     Democratic Bill Sarpalius incumbent 44.6% 63,923
Total Votes 143,389

1992
On November 3, 1992, Bill Sarpalius won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Beau Boulter (R) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House, Texas District 13 General Election, 1992
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBill Sarpalius incumbent 60.3% 117,892
     Republican Beau Boulter 39.7% 77,514
Total Votes 195,406

1990
On November 6, 1990, Bill Sarpalius won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Dick Waterfield (R) in the general election.[13]

U.S. House, Texas District 13 General Election, 1990
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBill Sarpalius incumbent 56.5% 81,815
     Republican Dick Waterfield 43.5% 63,045
Total Votes 144,860

Redistricting

The 13th 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 has been appealed, and the case has been taken up by the U.S. Supreme Court.[14]

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