Texas' 2nd Congressional District

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Texas' 2nd congressional district
Current incumbentTed Poe Republican Party
Population721,185
Gender50.3% Male, 49.7% Female
Race70.1% White, 12.6% Black, 6.4% Asian
Ethnicity29.6% Hispanic
Unemployment6.6%
Median household income$69,181
High school graduation rate87.8%
College graduation rate38.4%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Texas' 2nd Congressional District is located in the southeastern portion of the state and includes part of Harris county.[1]

The district previously stretched from Houston's northern suburbs through eastern Harris County, and across Southeast Texas to the Louisiana border.

The current representative of the 2nd congressional district is Ted Poe (R).

Elections

2012

See also: Texas' 2nd congressional district elections, 2012

The 2nd congressional district of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012 in which incumbent Ted Poe (R) won re-election. He defeated Jim Dougherty (D), Kenneth Duncan (L) and Mark Roberts (G) in the general election.[2]

U.S. House, Texas District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTed Poe Incumbent 64.8% 159,664
     Democratic Jim Dougherty 32.7% 80,512
     Libertarian Kenneth Duncan 1.7% 4,140
     Green Mark A. Roberts 0.8% 2,012
Total Votes 246,328
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Ted Poe won re-election to the United States House. He defeated David Smith (L) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Texas District 2 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTed Poe incumbent 88.6% 130,020
     Libertarian David Smith 11.4% 16,711
Total Votes 146,731

2008
On November 4, 2008, Ted Poe won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Craig Wolfe (L) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Texas District 2 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTed Poe incumbent 88.9% 175,101
     Libertarian Craig Wolfe 11.1% 21,813
Total Votes 196,914

2006
On November 7, 2006, Ted Poe won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Gary Binderim (D) and Justo Perez (L) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Texas District 2 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTed Poe incumbent 68% 104,099
     Democratic Gary Binderim 30.2% 46,303
     Libertarian Justo Perez 1.7% 2,668
Total Votes 153,070

2004
On November 2, 2004, Ted Poe won election to the United States House. He defeated Nick Lampson (D) and Sandra Leigh Saulsbury (L) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Texas District 2 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTed Poe 55.5% 139,951
     Democratic Nick Lampson 42.9% 108,156
     Libertarian Sandra Leigh Saulsbury 1.6% 3,931
Total Votes 252,038

2002
On November 5, 2002, Jim Turner won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Van Brookshire (R) and Peter Beach (L) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Texas District 2 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Turner incumbent 60.8% 85,492
     Republican Van Brookshire 38.2% 53,656
     Libertarian Peter Beach 1% 1,353
Total Votes 140,501

2000
On November 7, 2000, Jim Turner won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Gary Lyndon Dye (L) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Texas District 2 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Turner incumbent 91.1% 162,891
     Libertarian Gary Lyndon Dye 8.9% 15,939
Total Votes 178,830

1998
On November 3, 1998, Jim Turner won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Brian Babin (R) and Wendell Drye (L) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Texas District 2 General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Turner incumbent 58.4% 81,556
     Republican Brian Babin 40.8% 56,891
     Libertarian Wendell Drye 0.8% 1,142
Total Votes 139,589

1996
On November 5, 1996, Jim Turner won election to the United States House. He defeated Brian Babin (R), Henry McCullough (I), David Constant (L) and Gary Hardy (Natural Law) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, Texas District 2 General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Turner 52.2% 102,908
     Republican Brian Babin 45.6% 89,838
     Independent Henry McCullough 1.2% 2,390
     Libertarian David Constant 0.6% 1,240
     Natural Law Gary Hardy 0.3% 595
Total Votes 196,971

1994
On November 8, 1994, Charles Wilson won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Donna Peterson (R) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, Texas District 2 General Election, 1994
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Wilson incumbent 57% 87,709
     Republican Donna Peterson 43% 66,071
Total Votes 153,780

1992
On November 3, 1992, Charles Wilson won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Donna Peterson (R) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House, Texas District 2 General Election, 1992
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Wilson incumbent 56.1% 118,625
     Republican Donna Peterson 43.6% 92,176
     N/A Write-in 0.3% 549
Total Votes 211,350

1990
On November 6, 1990, Charles Wilson won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Donna Peterson (R) in the general election.[13]

U.S. House, Texas District 2 General Election, 1990
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Wilson incumbent 55.6% 76,974
     Republican Donna Peterson 44.4% 61,555
Total Votes 138,529

Redistricting

The 2nd 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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