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Texas' 21st congressional district
Current incumbentLamar Smith Republican Party
Population723,750
Gender50.7% Female, 49.3% Male
Race85.3% White, 3.4% Black, 2.7% Asian
Ethnicity27.7% Hispanic
Unemployment6.3%
Median household income$57,219
High school graduation rate91.7%
College graduation rate43.6%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Texas' 21st Congressional District is located in the central portion of the state and includes Travis, Real, Kerr, Bandera, Gillespie, Blanco, Kendall and Comal counties.[1]

The district previously served an area northeast of San Antonio.

The current representative of the 21st congressional district is Lamar S. Smith (D).

Elections

2012

See also: Texas' 21st congressional district elections, 2012

The 21st congressional district of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Lamar Smith (R) won re-election. He defeated Candace Duval (D) and John-Henry Liberty (L) in the general election.[2]

U.S. House, Texas District 21 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLamar Smith Incumbent 60.5% 187,015
     Democratic Candace E. Duval 35.4% 109,326
     Libertarian John-Henry Liberty 4.1% 12,524
Total Votes 308,865
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Lamar Smith won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Lainey Melnick (D) and James Arthur Strohm (L) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Texas District 21 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLamar Smith incumbent 68.9% 162,924
     Democratic Lainey Melnick 27.9% 65,927
     Libertarian James Arthur Strohm 3.3% 7,694
Total Votes 236,545

2008
On November 4, 2008, Lamar Smith won re-election to the United States House. He defeated James Arthur Strohm (L) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Texas District 21 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLamar Smith incumbent 80% 243,471
     Libertarian James Arthur Strohm 20% 60,879
Total Votes 304,350

2006
On November 7, 2006, Lamar Smith won re-election to the United States House. He defeated John Courage (D), Gene Kelly (D), Tommy Calvert (I), James Arthur Strohm (L), James Lyle Peterson (I) and Mark Rossano (I) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Texas District 21 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLamar Smith incumbent 60.1% 122,486
     Democratic John Courage 24.5% 49,957
     Democratic Gene Kelly 9% 18,355
     Independent Tommy Calvert 2.6% 5,280
     Libertarian James Arthur Strohm 2% 4,076
     Independent James Lyle Peterson 1.1% 2,189
     Independent Mark Rossano 0.7% 1,439
Total Votes 203,782

2004
On November 2, 2004, Lamar Smith won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Rhett Smith (D) and Jason Pratt (L) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Texas District 21 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLamar Smith incumbent 61.5% 209,774
     Democratic Rhett Smith 35.5% 121,129
     Libertarian Jason Pratt 3% 10,216
Total Votes 341,119

2002
On November 5, 2002, Lamar Smith won re-election to the United States House. He defeated John Courage (D) and D. G. Roberts (L) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Texas District 21 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLamar Smith incumbent 72.9% 161,836
     Democratic John Courage 25.3% 56,206
     Libertarian D. G. Roberts 1.8% 4,051
Total Votes 222,093

2000
On November 7, 2000, Lamar Smith won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jim Green (D) and C. W. Steinbrecher (L) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Texas District 21 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLamar Smith incumbent 75.9% 251,049
     Democratic Jim Green 22.2% 73,326
     Libertarian C. W. Steinbrecher 2% 6,503
Total Votes 330,878

1998
On November 3, 1998, Lamar Smith won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jeffrey Charles Blunt (L) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Texas District 21 General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLamar Smith incumbent 91.4% 165,047
     Libertarian Jeffrey Charles Blunt 8.6% 15,561
Total Votes 180,608

1996
On November 5, 1996, Lamar Smith won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Gordon Wharton (D) and Randy Rutenbeck (Natural Law) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, Texas District 21 General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLamar Smith incumbent 76.4% 205,830
     Democratic Gordon Wharton 22.4% 60,338
     Natural Law Randy Rutenbeck 1.2% 3,139
Total Votes 269,307

1994
On November 8, 1994, Lamar Smith won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Kerry Lowry (I) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, Texas District 21 General Election, 1994
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLamar Smith incumbent 90% 165,595
     Independent Kerry Lowry 10% 18,480
Total Votes 184,075

1992
On November 3, 1992, Lamar Smith won re-election to the United States House. He defeated James Gaddy (D) and William Grisham (L) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House, Texas District 21 General Election, 1992
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLamar Smith incumbent 72.2% 190,979
     Democratic James Gaddy 23.7% 62,827
     Libertarian William Grisham 4.1% 10,847
Total Votes 264,653

1990
On November 6, 1990, Lamar Smith won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Kirby Roberts (D) in the general election.[13]

U.S. House, Texas District 21 General Election, 1990
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLamar Smith incumbent 74.8% 144,570
     Democratic Kirby Roberts 25.2% 48,585
Total Votes 193,155

1988
On November 8, 1988, Lamar Smith won re-election to the United States House. He defeated James Robinson (L) in the general election.[14]

U.S. House, Texas District 21 General Election, 1988
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLamar Smith incumbent 93.2% 203,989
     Libertarian James Robinson 6.8% 14,801
Total Votes 218,790

1986
On November 4, 1986, Lamar Smith won election to the United States House. He defeated Pete Snelson (D) and Jim Robinson (L) in the general election.[15]

U.S. House, Texas District 21 General Election, 1986
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLamar Smith 60.6% 100,346
     Democratic Pete Snelson 38.5% 63,779
     Libertarian Jim Robinson 0.9% 1,432
     N/A Write-in 0% 10
Total Votes 165,567

Redistricting

The 21st 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.[16]

External links

See also

References

  1. Texas Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
  2. Politico "2012 Election Map, Texas"
  3. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  4. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  5. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  6. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  7. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  8. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1990," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1988," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 1986," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. Washington Times "High court to ponder Texas redistricting," Accessed December 14, 2011