Texas's 27th Congressional District
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Texas's 27th Congressional District
Texas's 27th congressional district
Texas US Congressional District 27 (since 2013).tif
Texas's 27th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
Distribution
  • 74.99[1]% urban
  • 25.01% rural
Population (2016)736,778[2]
Median income$52,790[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+13[4]

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.[5][6]

The district is slightly less than 50% Hispanic, down from the 70% Hispanic population in the 2002-2010 cycles when the District reached from Corpus Christi to Brownsville.[7]

In August 2017, a panel of federal judges ruled that the 27th district is unconstitutional, arguing that it displaces a Hispanic-opportunity district.[8] The United States Supreme Court reversed the ruling though, pronouncing the district constitutional in Abbott v. Perez.

List of members representing the district

Living former Members of the House

As of March 2019, there are two living former members.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Solomon P. Ortiz 1983-2011 (1937-06-03) June 3, 1937 (age 82)
Blake Farenthold 2011-2018 (1961-12-12) December 12, 1961 (age 57)

Recent election results

US House election, 2004: Texas District 27
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Solomon Ortiz 112,081 63.1 +2.0
Republican William Vaden 61,955 34.9 -1.7
Libertarian Christopher Claytor 3,500 2.0 -0.4
Majority 60,126 33.9
Turnout 177,536
Democratic hold Swing +1.8
US House election, 2010: Texas District 27
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Solomon Ortiz 50,155 47.10
Republican Blake Farenthold 50,954 47.85
Majority
Turnout 101,109
Republican gain from Democratic Swing 28.95
US House election, 2012: Texas District 27[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Rose Meza Harrison 83,395 39.21
Republican Blake Farenthold 120,684 56.75
Independent Bret Baldwin 5,354 2.51
Libertarian Corrie Byrd 3,218 1.51
Turnout 212,651
US House election, 2014: Texas District 27[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Wesley Reed 44,152 33.69
Republican Blake Farenthold 83,342 63.60
Libertarian Roxanne Simonson 3,553 2.71
Turnout 131,047
US House election, 2016: Texas District 27[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Raul (Roy) Barrera 88,329 38.31
Republican Blake Farenthold 142,251 61.69
Turnout 230,580
Texas's 27th congressional district special election, 2018[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael Cloud 19,856 54.74%
Democratic Eric Holguin 11,595 31.96%
Democratic Raul (Roy) Barrera 1,747 4.81%
Republican Bech Bruun (withdrawn) 1,570 4.32%
Democratic Mike Westergren 858 2.36%
Republican Marty Perez 276 0.76%
Independent Judith Cutright 172 0.47%
Libertarian Daniel Tinus 144 0.39%
Independent Christopher Suprun 51 0.14%
Total votes 36,268 100.0

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=27
  3. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=48&cd=27
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index - Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ Brufke, Juliegrace (April 6, 2018). "GOP Rep. Farenthold resigns amid sexual harassment scandal". The Hill. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "Election Results: Texas Will Vote to Replace Congressman Who Retired Amid Scandal". The New York Times. The New York Times. June 30, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ Texas 27th District Profile The New York Times Accessed November 2010
  8. ^ "Federal court invalidates part of Texas congressional map" by Alexa Ura and Jim Malewitz, Texas Tribune, Aug. 15, 2017
  9. ^ "Office of the Secretary of State; Race Summary Report; 2012 General Election". Secretary of State of Texas. November 6, 2012. Archived from the original on November 8, 2006. Retrieved 2013.
  10. ^ "Office of the Secretary of State; Race Summary Report; 2014 General Election". Secretary of State of Texas. November 4, 2014. Retrieved 2018.
  11. ^ "Office of the Secretary of State; Race Summary Report; 2016 General Election". Secretary of State of Texas. November 8, 2014. Retrieved 2018.
  12. ^ "2018 Special Election, US Representative, District 27". Texas Secretary of State. Retrieved 2018.

External links

Coordinates: 28°46?59?N 96°50?29?W / 28.78306°N 96.84139°W / 28.78306; -96.84139


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