Texas' 32nd Congressional District

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Texas' 32nd congressional district
Current incumbentPete Sessions Republican Party
Population711,796
Gender50.6% Female, 49.4% Male
Race62.6% White, 10.9% Black, 7.0% Asian
Ethnicity28.3% Hispanic
Unemployment8.5%
Median household income$61,356
High school graduation rate85.0%
College graduation rate39.9%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Texas' 32nd Congressional District is located in the central portion of the state and includes portions of Dallas, Collin and Tarrant counties.[1]

The district previously included a suburban area of northwestern Dallas. It was created after the 2000 census when Texas went from 30 seats to 32 seats.

The current representative of the 32nd congressional district is Pete Sessions (R).

Elections

2012

See also: Texas' 32nd congressional district elections, 2012

The 32nd congressional district of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Pete Sessions (R) won re-election. He defeated Katherine Savers McGovern (D) and Seth Hollist (L) in the general election.[2]

U.S. House, Texas District 32 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPete Sessions Incumbent 58.3% 146,653
     Democratic Katherine Savers McGovern 39.5% 99,288
     Libertarian Seth Hollist 2.3% 5,695
Total Votes 251,636
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Pete Sessions won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Grier Raggio (D) and John Jay Myers (L) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Texas District 32 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPete Sessions incumbent 62.6% 79,433
     Democratic Grier Raggio 34.9% 44,258
     Libertarian John Jay Myers 2.5% 3,178
Total Votes 126,869

2008
On November 4, 2008, Pete Sessions won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Eric Roberson (D) and Alex Bischoff (L) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Texas District 32 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPete Sessions incumbent 57.3% 116,283
     Democratic Eric Roberson 40.6% 82,406
     Libertarian Alex Bischoff 2.2% 4,421
Total Votes 203,110

2006
On November 7, 2006, Pete Sessions won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Will Pryor (D) and John Hawley (L) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Texas District 32 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPete Sessions incumbent 56.4% 71,461
     Democratic Will Pryor 41.3% 52,269
     Libertarian John Hawley 2.3% 2,922
Total Votes 126,652

2004
On November 2, 2004, Pete Sessions won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Martin Frost (D) and Michael David Needleman (L) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Texas District 32 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPete Sessions incumbent 54.3% 109,859
     Democratic Martin Frost 44% 89,030
     Libertarian Michael David Needleman 1.7% 3,347
Total Votes 202,236

2002
On November 5, 2002, Pete Sessions won election to the United States House. He defeated Pauline Dixon (D), Steve Martin (L) and Carla Hubbell (G) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Texas District 32 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPete Sessions 67.8% 100,226
     Democratic Pauline Dixon 30.3% 44,886
     Libertarian Steve Martin 1.1% 1,582
     Green Carla Hubbell 0.8% 1,208
Total Votes 147,902

Redistricting

The 32nd 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.[8]

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