Texas's 10th congressional district

Texas's 10th congressional district of the United States House of Representatives stretches from the northwestern portion of the Greater Houston region to the Greater Austin region. It includes Houston suburbs such as Katy, Cypress, Tomball, and Prairie View, cities in east-central Texas including Brenham and Columbus, and northern Austin and some suburbs including Pflugerville, Bastrop, Manor, and Elgin. The current representative is Michael McCaul.

Texas's 10th congressional district

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Texas's 10th congressional district since January 3, 2013
Representative
  Michael McCaul
RAustin
Distribution
  • 77.46% urban[1]
  • 22.54% rural
Population (2019)925,348[2]
Median household
income
$80,528[2]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+9[3]

For most of the time from 1903 to 2005, the 10th was centered on Austin. It originally included large portions of the Texas Hill Country. President Lyndon B. Johnson represented this district from 1937 to 1949. During the second half of the 20th century, Austin's dramatic growth resulted in the district becoming more compact over the years. By the 1990s, it was reduced to little more than Austin itself and surrounding suburbs in Travis County.

However, in a mid-decade redistricting conducted in 2003, the 10th was dramatically altered. It lost much of the southern portion of its territory. To make up for the loss in population, it was extended all the way to the outer fringes of Houston, making the new district heavily Republican. Five-term Democratic incumbent Lloyd Doggett was forced to transfer to another district. McCaul won the open seat in 2004, and has held it ever since.

Recent election results from statewide racesEdit

Year U.S. President U.S. Senator[4] Governor
2008 McCain (R): 56 – 43% [Data unknown/missing]
2012 Romney (R): 59 – 39% Cruz (R): 58 – 39%
2016 Trump (R): 52 – 43%
2018 O'Rourke (D): 49.64 – 49.45% Abbott (R): 54 – 44%
2020 Trump (R): 50 - 48.3%

List of members representing the districtEdit

Members Party Term Cong
ress
Electoral history District location
District created March 4, 1883
 
John Hancock
Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
48th Elected in 1882
Retired.
Texas Hill Country
 
Joseph D. Sayers
Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1893
49th
50th
51st
52nd
Elected in 1884
Re-elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
Re-elected in 1890.
Redistricted to the 9th district.
 
Walter Gresham
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
53rd Elected in 1892.
Lost renomination.
 
Miles Crowley
Democratic March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
54th Elected in 1894.
Retired.
 
Robert B. Hawley
Republican March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1901
55th
56th
Elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Retired.
 
George F. Burgess
Democratic March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
57th
Elected in 1900.
Redistricted to the 9th district.
 
Albert S. Burleson
Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 6, 1913
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
Redistricted from the 9th district and re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Resigned to become U.S. Postmaster General.
Vacant March 6, 1913 –
April 15, 1913
63rd
 
James P. Buchanan
Democratic April 15, 1913 –
February 22, 1937
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
74th
75th
Elected to finish Burleson's term.
Re-elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Re-elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936
Died.
Vacant February 22, 1937 –
April 10, 1937
75th
 
Lyndon B. Johnson
Democratic April 10, 1937 –
January 3, 1949
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
Elected to finish Buchanan's term.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
 
Homer Thornberry
Democratic January 3, 1949 –
December 20, 1963
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
Elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Resigned to become judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.
Vacant December 20, 1963 –
December 21, 1963
88th
 
J. J. Pickle
Democratic December 21, 1963 –
January 3, 1995
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
Elected to finish Thornberry's term.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Retired.
 
Lloyd Doggett
Democratic January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2005
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
Elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Redistricted to the 25th district.
1995–2005:
Travis County, TX: Austin and surrounding suburbs
 
Michael McCaul
Republican January 3, 2005 –
Present
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
117th
Elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.
2007–2013
 
2013–present
 

Recent election resultsEdit

2004Edit

Due to the 2003 mid-decade redistricting plan, the 10th's boundaries were gerrymandered forcing Democratic incumbent Lloyd Doggett to redistrict to the 25th district. Attorney Michael McCaul won the Republican nomination and ran without any major-party opposition.

2004 United States House of Representatives elections in Texas: Texas District 10
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Michael McCaul 182,113 78.6 +78.6
Libertarian Robert Fritsche 35,569 15.4 -0.3
Write-In Lorenzo Sadun 13,961 6.0 +6.0
Majority 146,544 63.3
Turnout 231,643
Republican gain from Democratic Swing +81.5

2006Edit

2006 United States House of Representatives elections in Texas: Texas District 10
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Michael McCaul (Incumbent) 97,618 55.32 -23.29
Democratic Ted Ankrum 71,232 40.37 +40.37
Libertarian Michael Badnarik 7,603 4.31 -11.04
Majority 26,686 14.95
Turnout 176,453
Republican hold Swing -48.31

2008Edit

2008 United States House of Representatives elections in Texas: Texas District 10
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael McCaul (Incumbent) 179,493 53.9
Democratic Larry Joe Doherty 143,719 43.1
Libertarian Matt Finkel 9,871 2.96

2010Edit

2010 United States House of Representatives elections in Texas: Texas District 10[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael McCaul (Incumbent) 144,980 64.67
Democratic Ted Ankrum 74,086 33.05
Libertarian Jeremiah "JP" Perkins 5,105 2.28
Total votes 224,171 100.00
Republican hold

2012Edit

2012 United States House of Representatives elections in Texas: Texas District 10[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael McCaul (Incumbent) 159,783 60.52
Democratic Tawana Walter-Cadien 95,710 36.25
Libertarian Richard Priest 8,526 3.23
Republican hold

2014Edit

2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Texas: Texas's 10th district[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael McCaul (Incumbent) 109,726 62.2
Democratic Tawana Walter-Cadien 60,243 34.1
Libertarian Bill Kelsey 6,491 3.7
Total votes 176,460 100.0
Republican hold

2016Edit

2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Texas: Texas's 10th district[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael McCaul (Incumbent) 179,221 57.3
Democratic Tawana W. Cadien 120,170 38.5
Libertarian Bill Kelsey 13,209 4.2
Total votes 312,600 100.0
Republican hold

2018Edit

Incumbent Michael McCaul faced Assistant Attorney of Austin Mike Siegel in the 2018 general election, winning by 4.3 percent of the vote. This is the closest contest McCaul has faced.[7] The outcome was notable in a district that political experts rate as “Heavily Republican.”[8][9]

2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Texas: Texas's 10th district[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael McCaul (Incumbent) 157,166 51.1
Democratic Mike Siegel 144,034 46.8
Libertarian Mike Ryan 6,627 2.1
Total votes 307,827 100.0
Republican hold

2020Edit

In the November 3, 2020 general election, incumbent Michael McCaul again defeated Austin Assistant Attorney Mike Siegel.

Texas's 10th congressional district, 2020
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael McCaul (Incumbent) 217,216 52.5
Democratic Mike Siegel 187,686 45.3
Libertarian Roy Eriksen 8,992 2.2
Total votes 413,894 100.0

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/cd_state.html
  2. ^ a b "My Congressional District".
  3. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "Texas 2018 Senate and governor by Congressional District". Google Docs.
  5. ^ a b c "2010 General Election, 11/2/2010". Texas Secretary of State. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  6. ^ "2012 State-wide Election Results". Secretary of State, State of Texas. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  7. ^ Downey, Renzo (January 21, 2019). "Mike Siegel running again in North Austin congressional district". Austin American Statesman. Retrieved August 23, 2020.
  8. ^ "Texas' 10th Congressional District election, 2020". Ballotpedia. Retrieved August 23, 2020.
  9. ^ Adams-Heard, Rachel (August 13, 2020). "A Bernie Democrat Will Again Try to Flip Texas' 10th District". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved August 24, 2020.
  10. ^ "Texas Election Results". Texas Secretary of State. Retrieved December 5, 2018.

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