|Texas's 20th congressional district|
Texas's 20th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Texas District 20 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves the western half of San Antonio and Bexar County in Texas. The district is heavily Latino/Hispanic (predominantly of Mexican descent), as is the surrounding area. Charlie Gonzalez, who represented the district from 1999 to 2013 after succeeding his father, Henry B. Gonzalez, did not seek re-election in the 2012 United States House of Representatives elections. State representative Joaquin Castro, the Democratic nominee to replace Gonzalez, defeated David Rosa, the Republican nominee, in the race for Texas's 20th district on November 6, 2012. His term began on January 3, 2013.
The 20th is a heavily Democratic district; it has not supported a Republican for president since 1956. In 1972, this was one of two congressional districts in the state of Texas to vote for George McGovern (the other being the 18th District in Houston). In 1984, this district gave Walter Mondale 59% of its vote.
|2004||John Kerry 55 - 45%|
|2008||Barack Obama 58 - 41%|
|2012||Barack Obama 59 - 40%|
|2016||Hillary Clinton 61 - 34%|
|District created||January 3, 1935|
|Democratic||January 3, 1935 -
January 3, 1939
|Defeated in Primary|
Paul J. Kilday
|Democratic||January 3, 1939 -
September 24, 1961
Resigned to become Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
|Vacant||September 24, 1961 -|
November 4, 1961
Henry B. González
|Democratic||November 4, 1961 -
January 3, 1999
|Democratic||January 3, 1999 -
January 3, 2013
|Democratic||January 3, 2013 -
As of March 2019Henry B. González (served 1961-1999) on November 28, 2000., there is one living former member. The most recent to die was
|Representative||Term of office||Date of birth (and age)|
|Charlie Gonzalez||1999-2013||May 5, 1945|
Democratic challenger Joaquin Castro defeated Republican challenger David Rosa in the race for Texas's 20th district on November 6, 2012. Prior to being elected, Castro served as a state representative of the Texas House from the state's 125th District.
Democrat Joaquin Castro defeated Libertarian challenger Jeffrey Blunt in the race for Texas's 20th district on November 4, 2014.
Democratic incumbent Joaquin Castro defeated Libertarian challenger Jeffrey Blunt and Green Party candidate Paul Pipkin in the race for Texas's 20th district on November 8, 2016.
|Democratic||Joaquin Castro (incumbent)||139,038||80%|
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