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Texas' 7th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 4, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
John Culberson Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
John Culberson Republican Party
John Culberson.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 7th 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 John Culberson (R), who was first elected in 2000.

Texas' 7th Congressional District is located in the southeastern 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 John Culberson Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party James Cargas
Libertarian Party Gerald Fowler

March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

District history


The 7th congressional district of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012 in which incumbent John Culberson (R) won re-election. He defeated James Cargas (D), Drew Parks (L) and Lance Findley (G) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Texas District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Culberson Incumbent 60.8% 142,793
     Democratic James Cargas 36.4% 85,553
     Libertarian Drew Parks 2% 4,669
     Green Lance Findley 0.8% 1,822
Total Votes 234,837
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, John Culberson won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Bob Townsend (L) and Lissa Squiers (Write-in).[7]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Texas, Congressional District 7, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Abney Culberson Incumbent 81.4% 143,655
     Libertarian Bob Townsend 18% 31,704
     Write-in Lissa Squiers 0.6% 1,019
Total Votes 176,378

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