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Texas' 27th congressional district
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Current incumbentBlake Farenthold Republican Party
Population701,765
Gender50.5% Female, 49.5% Male
Race85.7% White, 5.1% Black, 1.4% Asian
Ethnicity50.8% Hispanic
Unemployment8.6%
Median household income$45,011
High school graduation rate79.9%
College graduation rate19.1%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Texas' 27th Congressional District is located in the southern portion of the state and includes Bastrop, Caldwell, Gonzales, Lavaca, Wharton, Matagorda, Jackson, Victoria, Calhoun, Refugio, Aransas, San Patricio, Nueces counties.[1]

The district previously consisted of Corpus Christi and Brownsville.

The current representative of the 27th congressional district is Blake Farenthold (R).

In redistricting, The Hill published a list of the Top Ten House Members who were helped by redistricting.[2] Farenthold ranked 1st on the list.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Texas' 27th congressional district elections, 2014

The 27th congressional district of Texas will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Texas' 27th congressional district elections, 2012

The 27th congressional district of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Blake Farenthold (R) won re-election. He defeated Rose Meza Harrison (D), Corrie Byrd (L) and William Bret Baldwin (I) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Texas District 27 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBlake Farenthold Incumbent 56.8% 120,684
     Democratic Rose Meza Harrison 39.2% 83,395
     Independent Bret Baldwin 2.5% 5,354
     Libertarian Corrie Byrd 1.5% 3,218
Total Votes 212,651
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Blake Farenthold won election to the United States House. He defeated Solomon Ortiz (D) and Ed Mishou (L) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Texas District 27 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBlake Farenthold 47.9% 50,976
     Democratic Solomon Ortiz incumbent 47.1% 50,179
     Libertarian Ed Mishou 5% 5,376
Total Votes 106,531

2008
On November 4, 2008, Solomon Ortiz won re-election to the United States House. He defeated William Willie Vaden (R) and Robert Powell (L) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Texas District 27 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSolomon Ortiz incumbent 58% 104,864
     Republican William Willie Vaden 38.4% 69,458
     Libertarian Robert Powell 3.7% 6,629
Total Votes 180,951

2006
On November 7, 2006, Solomon Ortiz won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Willie Vaden (R) and Robert Powell (L) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Texas District 27 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSolomon Ortiz incumbent 56.8% 62,058
     Republican Willie Vaden 38.9% 42,538
     Libertarian Robert Powell 4.3% 4,718
Total Votes 109,314

2004
On November 2, 2004, Solomon Ortiz won re-election to the United States House. He defeated William Vaden (R) and Christopher Claytor (L) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Texas District 27 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSolomon Ortiz incumbent 63.1% 112,081
     Republican William Vaden 34.9% 61,955
     Libertarian Christopher Claytor 2% 3,500
Total Votes 177,536

2002
On November 5, 2002, Solomon Ortiz won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Pat Ahumada (R) and Christopher Claytor (L) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Texas District 27 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSolomon Ortiz incumbent 61.1% 68,559
     Republican Pat Ahumada 36.5% 41,004
     Libertarian Christopher Claytor 2.4% 2,646
Total Votes 112,209

2000
On November 7, 2000, Solomon Ortiz won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Pat Ahumada (R) and William Bunch (L) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Texas District 27 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSolomon Ortiz incumbent 63.4% 102,088
     Republican Pat Ahumada 33.9% 54,660
     Libertarian William Bunch 2.7% 4,324
Total Votes 161,072

1998
On November 3, 1998, Solomon Ortiz won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Erol Stone (R) and Mark Pretz (L) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, Texas District 27 General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSolomon Ortiz incumbent 63.3% 61,638
     Republican Erol Stone 35.2% 34,284
     Libertarian Mark Pretz 1.5% 1,476
Total Votes 97,398

1996
On November 5, 1996, Solomon Ortiz won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Joe Gardner (R) and Kevin Richardson (Natural Law) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, Texas District 27 General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSolomon Ortiz incumbent 64.6% 97,350
     Republican Joe Gardner 33.8% 50,964
     Natural Law Kevin Richardson 1.5% 2,286
Total Votes 150,600

1994
On November 8, 1994, Solomon Ortiz won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Erol Stone (R) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House, Texas District 27 General Election, 1994
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSolomon Ortiz incumbent 59.4% 65,325
     Republican Erol Stone 40.6% 44,693
Total Votes 110,018

1992
On November 3, 1992, Solomon Ortiz won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jay Kimbrough (R) and Charles Henry Schoonover (L) in the general election.[13]

U.S. House, Texas District 27 General Election, 1992
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSolomon Ortiz incumbent 55.5% 87,022
     Republican Jay Kimbrough 42.6% 66,853
     Libertarian Charles Henry Schoonover 1.9% 2,969
Total Votes 156,844

1990
On November 6, 1990, Solomon Ortiz won re-election to the United States House. He ran unopposed in the general election.[14]

U.S. House, Texas District 27 General Election, 1990
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSolomon Ortiz incumbent 100% 62,822
Total Votes 62,822

Redistricting

The 27th 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 was appealed and taken up by the U.S. Supreme Court before going into effect.[15]

In redistricting, The Hill published a list of the Top Ten House Members who were helped by redistricting.[2] Farenthold ranked 1st on the list.[2] The article notes that in redistricting the new Republican map moved Farenthold's district into "white, heavily Republican Corpus Christi, Texas."[2] Assuming no major Republican competition in a primary and the new map stands up to the legal challenges, Farenthold will go from an "accidental winner" in 2010[2] into a second-term incumbent in a safe Republican district.[2]

External links

See also

References

  1. Texas Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 The Hill "House members most helped by redistricting" Accessed April 17, 2012
  3. Politico "2012 Election Map, Texas"
  4. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  5. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  6. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  7. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  8. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1990," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. Washington Times "High court to ponder Texas redistricting," Accessed December 14, 2011