Texas's 16th congressional district
Texas's 16th congressional district of the United States House of Representatives includes almost all of El Paso and most of its suburbs in the state of Texas. The current Representative is Democrat Veronica Escobar.
|Texas's 16th congressional district|
The district was initially created in 1903. For most of the next six decades, it stretched across 42,000 square miles (110,000 km2), from El Paso in the west to the Permian Basin (Midland and Odessa) in the east. However, after Texas' original 1960 district map was thrown out as a result of Wesberry v. Sanders, the 16th was shrunk down to the city of El Paso (except a sliver in the east) and most of its surrounding suburban communities.
Since the 1990s, the 16th has been the only Democratic bastion in heavily Republican West Texas. While it has been a majority-Hispanic district since the 1970s, only two Hispanics have ever represented it, Silvestre Reyes and Escobar.
Election results from presidential racesEdit
|2000||President||Gore 59 - 41%|
|2004||President||Kerry 56 - 44%|
|2008||President||Obama 66 - 33%|
|2012||President||Obama 64 - 35%|
|2016||President||Clinton 67 - 27%|
|2020||President||Biden 66 - 32%|
List of members representing the districtEdit
|Democratic||Silvestre Reyes (incumbent)||61,116||78.67|
|Democratic||Silvestre Reyes (incumbent)||130,375||82.14|
|Democratic||Silvestre Reyes (incumbent)||49,301||58.08|
|Democratic||Beto O'Rourke (incumbent)||49,338||67.49|
|Democratic||Beto O'Rourke (incumbent)||150,228||85.73|
|Democratic||Veronica Escobar (incumbent)||154,108||64.72|
Historical district boundariesEdit
- Geography, US Census Bureau. "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (state-based)". www.census.gov.
- Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
- https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st= 48&cd= 16
- "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
- Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
- Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present