Texas' 8th Congressional District

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Texas' 8th Congressional District
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Current incumbentKevin Brady Republican Party
Population720,727
Gender50.9% Male, 49.1% Female
Race84.3% White, 8.0% Black, 2.0% Asian
Ethnicity20.2% Hispanic
Unemployment8.7%
Median household income$56,919
High school graduation rate85.5%
College graduation rate26.2%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Texas' 8th Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state and includes Houston, Trinity, San Jacinto, Montgomery, Grimes, Madison and Leon counties.[1]

The current representative of the 8th Congressional District is Kevin Brady (R).

Elections

2014

See also: Texas' 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

The 8th Congressional District of Texas will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Texas' 8th Congressional District elections, 2012

The 8th Congressional District of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Kevin Brady (R) won re-election. He defeated Neil Burns (D) and Roy Hall (L) in the general election.[2]

U.S. House, Texas District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Brady Incumbent 77.3% 194,043
     Democratic Neil Burns 20.3% 51,051
     Libertarian Roy Hall 2.4% 5,958
Total Votes 251,052
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Kevin Brady won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Kent Hargett (D) and Bruce West (L) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Texas District 8 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Brady incumbent 80.3% 161,417
     Democratic Kent Hargett 17.3% 34,694
     Libertarian Bruce West 2.5% 4,988
Total Votes 201,099

2008
On November 4, 2008, Kevin Brady won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Kent Hargett (D) and Brian Stevens (L) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Texas District 8 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Brady incumbent 72.6% 207,128
     Democratic Kent Hargett 24.8% 70,758
     Libertarian Brian Stevens 2.7% 7,565
Total Votes 285,451

2006
On November 7, 2006, Kevin Brady won re-election to the United States House. He defeated James Wright (D) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Texas District 8 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Brady incumbent 67.3% 105,665
     Democratic James Wright 32.7% 51,393
Total Votes 157,058

2004
On November 2, 2004, Kevin Brady won re-election to the United States House. He defeated James Wright (D) and Paul Hansen (L) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Texas District 8 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Brady incumbent 68.9% 179,599
     Democratic James Wright 29.7% 77,324
     Libertarian Paul Hansen 1.4% 3,705
Total Votes 260,628

2002
On November 5, 2002, Kevin Brady won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Gil Guillory (L) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Texas District 8 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Brady incumbent 93.1% 140,575
     Libertarian Gil Guillory 6.9% 10,351
Total Votes 150,926

2000
On November 7, 2000, Kevin Brady won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Gil Guillory (L) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Texas District 8 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Brady incumbent 91.6% 233,848
     Libertarian Gil Guillory 8.4% 21,368
Total Votes 255,216

1998
On November 3, 1998, Kevin Brady won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Don Richards (L) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Texas District 8 General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Brady incumbent 92.8% 123,372
     Libertarian Don Richards 7.2% 9,576
Total Votes 132,948

1996

U.S. House, Texas District 8 General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Brady 59.1% 30,366
     Republican Gene Fontenot 40.9% 21,004
Total Votes 51,370

1994
On November 8, 1994, Jack Fields won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Russ Klecka (I) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, Texas District 8 General Election, 1994
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJack Fields incumbent 92% 148,473
     Independent Russ Klecka 8% 12,831
Total Votes 161,304

1992
On November 3, 1992, Jack Fields won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Chas Robinson (D) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, Texas District 8 General Election, 1992
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJack Fields incumbent 77% 179,349
     Democratic Chas Robinson 23% 53,473
Total Votes 232,822

1990
On November 6, 1990, Jack Fields won re-election to the United States House. He ran unopposed in the general election.[12]

U.S. House, Texas District 8 General Election, 1990
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJack Fields incumbent 100% 60,603
Total Votes 60,603

Redistricting

The 8th 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 up to the U.S. Supreme Court before going into effect.[13]

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