Texas's 16th congressional district

Texas's 16th congressional district of the United States House of Representatives includes El Paso and the surrounding area in the state of Texas. The current Representative is Democrat Veronica Escobar.

Texas's 16th congressional district
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Texas's 16th congressional district since January 3, 2013
Representative
  Veronica Escobar
DEl Paso
Distribution
  • 98.36% urban[1]
  • 1.64% rural
Population (2016)742,384[2]
Median income$45,563[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+17[4]

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 and most of its surrounding suburban communities.

Election results from presidential racesEdit

Year Office Result
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%

List of members representing the districtEdit

Representative Party Years Cong
ess
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1903
 
William Robert Smith
Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1917
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
[data unknown/missing]
 
Thomas L. Blanton
Democratic March 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1919
65th Redistricted to the 17th district.
 
Claude Benton Hudspeth
Democratic March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1931
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
[data unknown/missing]
 
R. Ewing Thomason
Democratic March 4, 1931 –
July 31, 1947
72nd
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
Resigned to become U.S. District Judge.
Vacant July 31, 1947 –
August 23, 1947
 
Kenneth M. Regan
Democratic August 23, 1947 –
January 3, 1955
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
Lost renomination.
 
J. T. Rutherford
Democratic January 3, 1955 –
January 3, 1963
84th
85th
86th
87th
Lost re-election.
 
Ed Foreman
Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1965
88th Lost re-election.
 
Richard C. White
Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1983
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
Retired.
 
Ronald D. Coleman
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1997
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
Retired.
 
Silvestre Reyes
Democratic January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2013
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
Lost renomination.
 
Beto O'Rourke
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2019
113th
114th
115th
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
 
Veronica Escobar
Democratic January 3, 2019 –
present
116th Elected in 2018.

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2007 - 2013

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Geography, US Census Bureau. "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (state-based)". www.census.gov.
  2. ^ Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  3. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st= 48&cd= 16
  4. ^ "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. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |coauthors= (help)
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |coauthors= (help)
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present

Coordinates: 31°54′39″N 106°18′38″W / 31.91083°N 106.31056°W / 31.91083; -106.31056