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Texas's 20th Congressional District
Texas's 20th congressional district
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Texas's 20th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
Distribution
  • 99.62[1]% urban
  • 0.38% rural
Population (2016)791,141[2]
Median income$51,036[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+10[4]

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.

Election results from presidential races

Year Result
2004 John Kerry 55 - 45%
2008 Barack Obama 58 - 41%
2012 Barack Obama 59 - 40%
2016 Hillary Clinton 61 - 34%

List of members representing the district

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created January 3, 1935
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Maury Maverick
Democratic January 3, 1935 -
January 3, 1939
74th
75th
Defeated in Primary
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Paul J. Kilday
Democratic January 3, 1939 -
September 24, 1961
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th

Resigned to become Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
Vacant September 24, 1961 -
November 4, 1961
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Henry B. González
Democratic November 4, 1961 -
January 3, 1999
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
Retired
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Charlie Gonzalez
Democratic January 3, 1999 -
January 3, 2013
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
Retired
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Joaquin Castro
Democratic January 3, 2013 -
present
113th
114th
115th
116th
Incumbent

Living former Members of the House

As of March 2019, there is one living former member. The most recent to die was Henry B. González (served 1961-1999) on November 28, 2000.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Charlie Gonzalez 1999-2013 (1945-05-05) May 5, 1945 (age 74)

Selected recent election results

2006 election

United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2006: Texas District 20
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Charlie Gonzalez 112,480 65.5% -34.5%
Republican Roger Scott 54,976 32.0% +32.0%
Libertarian Jessie Bouley 2,377 1.4% +1.4%
Independent Michael Idrogo 1,971 1.1% +1.1%
Majority 57,504 33.5%
Turnout 171,804
Democratic hold Swing -33.3%

2012 election

Democratic challenger Joaquin Castro defeated Republican challenger David Rosa in the race for Texas's 20th district on November 6, 2012.[5] Prior to being elected, Castro served as a state representative of the Texas House from the state's 125th District.

United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2012: Texas District 20
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joaquin Castro 118,719 64.00%
Republican David Rosa 62,041 33.44%
Libertarian A.E. Potts 3,117 1.68%
Green Antonio Diaz 1,621 0.87%
Total votes 185,498 100.00%

2014 election

Democrat Joaquin Castro defeated Libertarian challenger Jeffrey Blunt in the race for Texas's 20th district on November 4, 2014.[6]

United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2014: Texas District 20
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joaquin Castro 66,554 75.7%
Libertarian Jeffrey Blunt 21,410 24.3%
Total votes 87,964 100.0%

2016 election

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.

United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2016: Texas District 20
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joaquin Castro 149,522 80%
Libertarian Jeffrey Blunt 29,023 15%
Green Paul Pipkin 8,969 5%

2018 election

United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2018: Texas District 20[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joaquin Castro (incumbent) 139,038 80%
Libertarian Jeffrey Blunt 32,925 19%

Historical district boundaries

2007 - 2013

See also

References

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/cd_state.html
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=48&cd=20
  3. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=48&cd=20
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index - Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ "Joaquin Castro, Lamar Smith, Lloyd Doggett win U.S. Rep races". KSAT. November 6, 2012. Archived from the original on March 25, 2013. Retrieved 2012.
  6. ^ https://ballotpedia.org/Texas'_20th_Congressional_District_elections,_2014
  7. ^ Cite error: The named reference txsos was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

Coordinates: 29°28?28?N 98°37?21?W / 29.47444°N 98.62250°W / 29.47444; -98.62250



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