|Texas's 18th congressional district|
Texas's 18th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Texas District 18 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves much of inner city Houston and the surrounding area. It has been the Downtown Houston district since 1972. The current Representative from District 18 is Sheila Jackson Lee.
It was held by Barbara Jordan, the first black woman elected to Congress from the South (in 1972), who was praised by many for her powerful presence in that body, and in particular, for her oratory skills.
|District created||March 4, 1919|
|J. Marvin Jones||Democratic||March 4, 1919 - November 20, 1940||66th
|Redistricted from the 13th district, Resigned after being appointed judge of the US Court of Claims|
|Vacant||November 20, 1940 - January 3, 1941|
|Eugene Worley||Democratic||January 3, 1941 - April 3, 1950||77th
|Resigned after being appointed judge of the US Court of Customs and Patent Appeals|
|Ben H. Guill||Republican||May 6, 1950 - January 3, 1951||81st||Won special election on May 6, 1950|
|Walter E. Rogers||Democratic||January 3, 1951 - January 3, 1967||82nd|
|Bob Price||Republican||January 3, 1967 - January 3, 1973||90th
|Redistricted to the 13th district|
|Barbara Jordan||Democratic||January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1979||93rd|
|Mickey Leland||Democratic||January 3, 1979 - August 7, 1989||96th
|Vacant||August 7, 1989 - December 9, 1989|
|Craig Washington||Democratic||December 9, 1989 - January 3, 1995||101st|
|Sheila Jackson Lee||Democratic||January 3, 1995 - Present||104th
|Democratic||Sheila Jackson Lee (incumbent)||138,704||75.3|
|Republican||Ava Reynero Pate||38,368||20.8|
|Democratic||Sheila Jackson Lee||150,157||73.50|
|Democratic||Sheila Jackson Lee||76,097||71.78|
|Democratic||Sheila Jackson Lee||146,223||75.01|
|Democratic||Sheila Jackson Lee||85,108||70.15|
|Independent||Charles B. Meyer (Write-in)||28||0.02|
|Democratic||Sheila Jackson Lee||148,617||77.32|
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