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Texas's 26th congressional district

Texas District 26 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district in the state of Texas that serves an area in the northern portion of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex centering on Denton County. The current Representative is Michael C. Burgess. The District is best known as the seat of former House Majority Leader Dick Armey.

Texas's 26th congressional district
Texas US Congressional District 26 (since 2013).tif
Texas's 26th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Michael C. Burgess
RHighland Village
Distribution
  • 93.4[1]% urban
  • 6.6% rural
Population (2016)845,376[2]
Median income$91,650[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+18[4]

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HistoryEdit

The district was created after the 1980 census due to population growth in Texas and Denton County, specifically in its southern sector. From the beginning, the district map has been centered on Denton County, one of Texas's fastest-growing counties.

Except for the first election, won by Democrat Tom Vandergriff in 1982, the seat has been held by Republicans. As Denton County has become overwhelmingly Republican in recent years (every county officeholder is Republican, as are all of the members of the Texas Legislature representing the county), District 26 is considered a "safe seat" for the GOP.

Since the 2010 redistricting, the 26th District includes most of Denton County (except the southeast portion) and a portion of central Tarrant County.

List of members representing the districtEdit

Recent election resultsEdit

2004 electionEdit

US House election, 2004: Texas District 26
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Michael Burgess 180,519 65.75 -9.1
Democratic Lico Reyes 89,809 32.71 +9.9
Libertarian James Gholston 4,211 1.53 +0.1
Majority 90,710 33.0
Turnout 274,539
Republican hold Swing -9.5

2006 electionEdit

US House election, 2006: Texas District 26
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Michael Burgess 94,219 60.21 -5.54
Democratic Tim Barnwell 58,271 37.23 +4.52
Libertarian Rich Haas 3,993 2.55 +1.02
Majority 35,948 22.97
Turnout 156,483
Republican hold Swing -5.03

2008 electionEdit

US House election, 2008: Texas District 26
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Michael Burgess 194,849 60.19 -0.02
Democratic Ken Leach 117,895 36.42 -0.82
Libertarian Stephanie Weiss 11,002 3.40 0.85

2010 electionEdit

US House election, 2010: Texas District 26
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Michael Burgess 120,683 67.08 +6.89
Democratic Neil Durrance 55,182 30.67 -5.75
Libertarian Mark Boler 4,049 2.25 -1.15

2016 electionEdit

US House election, 2016: Texas District 26
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Michael Burgess 211,730 66.4
Democratic Eric Mauck 94,507 29.6
Libertarian Mark Boler 12,843 4.0

2018 electionEdit

US House election, 2018: Texas District 26
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Michael Burgess 185,551 59.4 -7.0
Democratic Linsey Fagan 121,938 39.0 +9.4
Libertarian Mark Boler 5,016 1.6 -2.4

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=26
  3. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=48&cd=26
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.

Coordinates: 33°11′05″N 97°08′03″W / 33.18472°N 97.13417°W / 33.18472; -97.13417