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Texas' 15th congressional district
Current incumbentRuben Hinojosa Democratic Party
Population722,529
Gender50.4% Female, 49.6% Male
Race90.2% White, 1.7% Black, 1.3% Asian
Ethnicity80.2% Hispanic
Unemployment10.0%
Median household income$37,000
High school graduation rate67.4%
College graduation rate19.0%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Texas' 15th Congressional District is located in the southern portion of the state and includes Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Brooks, Duvall, Live Oak, Karnes, Wilson, Guadalupe counties.[1]

The current representative of the 15th congressional district is Rubén Hinojosa (D).

Elections

2012

See also: Texas' 15th congressional district elections, 2012

The 15th congressional district of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Ruben Hinojosa (D) won re-election. He defeated Dale Brueggemann (R) and Ronald Finch (L) in the general election.[2]

U.S. House, Texas District 15 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRuben Hinojosa Incumbent 60.9% 89,296
     Republican Dale A. Brueggemann 36.9% 54,056
     Libertarian Ron Finch 2.3% 3,309
Total Votes 146,661
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Ruben Hinojosa won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Eddie Zamora (R) and Aaron Cohn (L) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Texas District 15 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRuben Hinojosa incumbent 55.7% 53,546
     Republican Eddie Zamora 41.6% 39,964
     Libertarian Aaron Cohn 2.7% 2,570
Total Votes 96,080

2008
On November 4, 2008, Ruben Hinojosa won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Eddie Zamora (R) and Gricha Raether (L) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Texas District 15 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRuben Hinojosa incumbent 65.7% 107,578
     Republican Eddie Zamora 31.9% 52,303
     Libertarian Gricha Raether 2.3% 3,827
Total Votes 163,708

2006
On November 7, 2006, Ruben Hinojosa won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Paul Haring (R) and Eddie Zamora (R) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Texas District 15 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRuben Hinojosa incumbent 61.8% 43,236
     Republican Paul Haring 23.7% 16,601
     Republican Eddie Zamora 14.5% 10,150
Total Votes 69,987

2004
On November 2, 2004, Ruben Hinojosa won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Michael Thamm (R) and William Cady (L) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Texas District 15 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRuben Hinojosa incumbent 57.8% 96,089
     Republican Michael Thamm 40.8% 67,917
     Libertarian William Cady 1.4% 2,352
Total Votes 166,358

2002
On November 5, 2002, Ruben Hinojosa won re-election to the United States House. He ran unopposed in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Texas District 15 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRuben Hinojosa incumbent 100% 66,311
Total Votes 66,311

2000
On November 7, 2000, Ruben Hinojosa won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Frank Jones (L) and Israel Cantu (Write-in) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Texas District 15 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRuben Hinojosa incumbent 88.5% 106,570
     Libertarian Frank Jones 10.9% 13,167
     Write-in Israel Cantu 0.6% 711
Total Votes 120,448

1998
On November 3, 1998, Ruben Hinojosa won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Tom Haughey (R) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Texas District 15 General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRuben Hinojosa incumbent 58.4% 47,957
     Republican Tom Haughey 41.6% 34,221
Total Votes 82,178

1996
On November 5, 1996, Ruben Hinojosa won election to the United States House. He defeated Tom Haughey (R) and Rob Wofford (Natural Law) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, Texas District 15 General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRuben Hinojosa 62.3% 86,347
     Republican Tom Haughey 36.7% 50,914
     Natural Law Rob Wofford 1% 1,333
Total Votes 138,594

1994
On November 8, 1994, E de la Garza won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Tom Haughey (R) and John c.c. Hamilton (I) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, Texas District 15 General Election, 1994
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngE de la Garza incumbent 59% 61,527
     Republican Tom Haughey 39.4% 41,119
     Independent John c.c. Hamilton 1.6% 1,720
Total Votes 104,366

1992
On November 3, 1992, E de la Garza won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Tom Haughey (R) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House, Texas District 15 General Election, 1992
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngE de la Garza incumbent 60.4% 86,351
     Republican Tom Haughey 39.6% 56,549
Total Votes 142,900

1990
On November 6, 1990, E de la Garza won re-election to the United States House. He ran unopposed in the general election.[13]

U.S. House, Texas District 15 General Election, 1990
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngE de la Garza incumbent 100% 72,461
Total Votes 72,461

Redistricting

The 15th 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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