Texas' 17th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Texas' 17th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 4, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Bill Flores Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Bill Flores Republican Party
Bill Flores.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 17th congressional district of Texas will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Texas is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Voters do not have to register with a party. At the primary, they may choose which party primary ballot to vote on, but in order to vote they must sign a pledge declaring they will not vote in another party's primary or convention that year.[3][4]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Bill Flores (R), who was first elected in 2010.

Texas' 17th Congressional District is located in the central portion of the state and includes part of Travis and Lee counties.[5]


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.General election candidates

Republican Party Bill Flores Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Nick Haynes
Libertarian Party Shawn Michael Hamilton

March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

District history


The 17th congressional district of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Bill Flores (R) won re-election. He defeated Ben Easton (L) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Texas District 17 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Flores Incumbent 79.9% 143,284
     Libertarian Ben Easton 20.1% 35,978
Total Votes 179,262
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Bill Flores won election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating incumbent Chet Edwards (D) and Richard B. Kelly (L).[7]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Texas, 17th District, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Flores 61.8% 106,696
     Democratic Chet Edwards Incumbent 36.6% 63,138
     Libertarian Richard B. Kelly 1.6% 2,808
Total Votes 172,642

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