|Texas's 27th congressional district|
Texas's 27th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Texas District 27 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves the coastal bend of Texas' Gulf Coast consisting of Corpus Christi and Victoria up to Bastrop County near Austin and Wharton County near Houston. Its current Representative is Republican Michael Cloud. Cloud was elected to the district in a special election on June 30, 2018, to replace former Republican Representative Blake Farenthold, who had resigned on April 6.
In August 2017, a panel of federal judges ruled that the 27th district is unconstitutional, arguing that it displaces a Hispanic-opportunity district. The United States Supreme Court reversed the ruling though, pronouncing the district constitutional in Abbott v. Perez.
|District created||January 3, 1983|
Solomon P. Ortiz
|Democratic||January 3, 1983 -
January 3, 2011
|Elected in 1982.|
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
|Republican||January 3, 2011 -
April 6, 2018
|Elected in 2010.|
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
|Vacant||April 6, 2018 -
June 30, 2018
|Republican||June 30, 2018 -
|Elected to finish Farenthold's term.|
Re-elected in 2018.
As of March 2019, there are two living former members.
|Representative||Term of office||Date of birth (and age)|
|Solomon P. Ortiz||1983-2011||June 3, 1937|
|Blake Farenthold||2011-2018||December 12, 1961|
|Republican gain from Democratic||Swing||28.95|
|Democratic||Rose Meza Harrison||83,395||39.21|
|Democratic||Raul (Roy) Barrera||88,329||38.31|
|Democratic||Raul (Roy) Barrera||1,747||4.81%|
|Republican||Bech Bruun (withdrawn)||1,570||4.32%|