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Texas' 18th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Texas' 18th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 4, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic Party
Sheila Jackson Lee.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]

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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 18th 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 Sheila Jackson-Lee (D), who was first elected in 1994.

Texas' 18th Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state and includes part of Harris county.[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 Sean Seibert
Democratic Party Sheila Jackson Lee Green check mark transparent.png
Green Party Remington Alessi
Independent Vince Duncan

March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Green Party Green Party Convention

Independent Independent candidates

District history


The 18th congressional district of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Sheila Jackson-Lee (D) won re-election. She defeated Sean Seibert (R) and Christopher Barber (L) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Texas District 18 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSheila Jackson Lee Incumbent 75% 146,223
     Republican Sean Seibert 22.6% 44,015
     Libertarian Christopher Barber 2.4% 4,694
Total Votes 194,932
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Sheila Jackson-Lee won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating John Faulk (R), Mike Taylor (L), and Chuck Meyer (Write-in).[7]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Texas, Congressional District 18, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSheila Jackson Lee Incumbent 70.2% 85,108
     Republican John Faulk 27.3% 33,067
     Libertarian Mike Taylor 2.6% 3,118
     Write-in Charles B. (ChuckM) Meyer 0% 28
Total Votes 121,321

See also

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