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Texas's 10th congressional district

Texas District 10 of the United States House of Representatives is a congressional district that serves the northwestern portion of the Greater Houston region stretching to the Austin area of Texas. The current representative is Michael McCaul.

Texas's 10th congressional district
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Texas's 10th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
U.S. RepresentativeMichael McCaul (RAustin)
Distribution
  • 77.46[1]% urban
  • 22.54% rural
Population (2016)823,296[2]
Median income$73,476
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. Future President Lyndon 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. On paper, the new district was 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.

Contents

List of members representing the districtEdit

Members Party Term Electoral history
District created March 4, 1883
 
John Hancock
Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Joseph D. Sayers
Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1893
Redistricted to the 9th district.
 
Walter Gresham
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Miles Crowley
Democratic March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Robert B. Hawley
Republican March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1901
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
George F. Burgess
Democratic March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
Redistricted to the 9th district.
 
Albert S. Burleson
Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 6, 1913
Redistricted from the 9th district.
Resigned to become U.S. Postmaster General.
Vacant March 6, 1913 –
April 15, 1913
 
James P. Buchanan
Democratic April 15, 1913 –
February 22, 1937
Died
Vacant February 22, 1937 –
April 10, 1937
 
Lyndon B. Johnson
Democratic April 10, 1937 –
January 3, 1949
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
 
Homer Thornberry
Democratic January 3, 1949 –
December 20, 1963
Resigned to become judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
Vacant December 20, 1963 –
December 21, 1963
 
J. J. Pickle
Democratic December 21, 1963 –
January 3, 1995
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Lloyd Doggett
Democratic January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2005
Redistricted to the 25th district.
 
Michael McCaul
Republican January 3, 2005 –
Present
Incumbent

Election resultsEdit

2004 election resultsEdit

US House election, 2004: 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

2006 election resultsEdit

US House election, 2006: Texas District 10
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Michael McCaul (incumbent) 97,726 55.28 -23.32
Democratic Ted Ankrum 71,415 40.40 +40.4
Libertarian Michael Badnarik 7,614 4.30 -1.7
Turnout 176,755 {{{percentage}}} {{{change}}}

2008 election resultsEdit

US House election, 2008: 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

2010 election resultsEdit

US House election, 2010: Texas District 10 [4]
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

2012 election resultsEdit

US House election, 2012: Texas District 10 [5]
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

2014 election resultsEdit

US House election, 2014: Texas District 10 [6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael McCaul (incumbent) 109,726 62.18
Democratic Tawana Walter-Cadien 60,243 34.14
Libertarian Bill Kelsey 6,491 3.68

2016 election resultsEdit

US House election, 2016: Texas District 10 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael McCaul (incumbent) 179,221 57.33
Democratic Tawana W. Cadien 120,170 38.44
Libertarian Bill Kelsey 13,209 4.23

2018 election resultsEdit

US House election, 2018: Texas District 10 [8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael McCaul (incumbent) 157,166 51.06
Democratic Mike Siegel 144,034 46.79
Libertarian Mike Ryan 6,627 4.23

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2007–2013

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/cd_state.html
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=48&cd=10
  3. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "2010 State-wide Election Results". Secretary of State, State of Texas. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  5. ^ "2012 State-wide Election Results". Secretary of State, State of Texas. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  6. ^ "2014 State-wide Election Results". Secretary of State, State of Texas. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  7. ^ "2016 State-wide Election Results". Secretary of State, State of Texas. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  8. ^ "2018 State-wide Election Results". Secretary of State, State of Texas. Retrieved December 15, 2018.

Coordinates: 29°58′31″N 96°35′41″W / 29.97528°N 96.59472°W / 29.97528; -96.59472