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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.
Current Representative Michael McCaul (RAustin)
Distribution
  • 77.46[1]% urban
  • 22.54% rural
Population (2016) 823,296[2]
Median income $73,476
Ethnicity
Cook PVI R+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 representativesEdit

Representative Party Term Note
District created March 4, 1883
  John Hancock Democratic March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885
  Joseph D. Sayers Democratic March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1893 Redistricted to the 9th district
  Walter Gresham Democratic March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895
  Miles Crowley Democratic March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1897
  Robert B. Hawley Republican March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1901
  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 after being appointed Postmaster General of the US Postal Service
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 US Senate
  Homer Thornberry Democratic January 3, 1949 – December 20, 1963 Resigned after being appointed judge of the US 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
  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

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 21 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "2012 State-wide Election Results". Secretary of State, State of Texas. Retrieved 21 April 2017. 
  6. ^ "2014 State-wide Election Results". Secretary of State, State of Texas. Retrieved 21 April 2017. 
  7. ^ "2016 State-wide Election Results". Secretary of State, State of Texas. Retrieved 21 April 2017. 

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