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Texas's 16th congressional district

Texas District 16 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves El Paso and the surrounding area in the state of Texas. The current Representative from District 16 is Beto O'Rourke. He unsuccessfully ran for the U.S. Senate in 2018. Veronica Escobar was elected on November 6th and is congressman-elect.

Texas's 16th congressional district
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Texas's 16th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
U.S. RepresentativeBeto O'Rourke (DEl Paso)
Distribution
  • 98.36[1]% urban
  • 1.64% rural
Population (2016)742,384[2]
Median income$44,045
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+17[3]

At one time, the 16th 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.

Contents

List of representativesEdit

Representative Party Years Electoral history
District created March 4, 1903
  William Robert Smith Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1917
[Data unknown/missing.]
  Thomas L. Blanton Democratic March 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1919
Redistricted to the 17th district
  Claude Benton Hudspeth Democratic March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1931
[Data unknown/missing.]
  R. Ewing Thomason Democratic March 4, 1931 –
July 31, 1947
Resigned to become U.S. District Judge
Vacant July 31, 1947 –
August 23, 1947
  Kenneth M. Regan Democratic August 23, 1947 –
January 3, 1955
Lost renomination
  J. T. Rutherford Democratic January 3, 1955 –
January 3, 1963
Lost re-election
  Ed Foreman Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1965
Lost re-election
  Richard C. White Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1983
Retired
  Ronald D. Coleman Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1997
Retired
  Silvestre Reyes Democratic January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2013
Lost renomination
  Beto O'Rourke Democratic January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2019
Incumbent. Retiring after running for the U.S. Senate
Veronica Escobar Democratic Elect. Term starting January 3, 2019.

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. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.

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