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Texas's 29th congressional district

Texas District 29 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves the eastern portion of the Greater Houston area in the state of Texas. The current Representative from District 29 is Democrat Sylvia Garcia.

Texas's 29th congressional district
Texas US Congressional District 29 (since 2013).tif
Texas's 29th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Sylvia Garcia
DHouston
Distribution
  • 99.94[1]% urban
  • 0.06% rural
Population (2016)765,403[2]
Median income$42,792[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+19[4]

The Texas State Legislature established the district as a majority-Hispanic or Latino district. Democrat Gene Green, a non-Hispanic white, won the first election for the district in 1992 and held it for 18 terms.[5] In November 2017, Green announced that he would retire from Congress and would not run for re-election in 2018. Garcia won the election to succeed him.

Cities within the districtEdit

Cities wholly in the districtEdit

Cities partially in the districtEdit

List of members representing the districtEdit

Living former Members of the HouseEdit

As of March 2019, there is one living former member.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Gene Green 1993–2019 (1947-10-17) October 17, 1947 (age 72)

Election resultsEdit

US House election, 2004: Texas District 29
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Gene Green 78,256 94.1 -1.0
Libertarian Clifford Messina 4,868 5.9 +1.0
Majority 73,388 88.3
Turnout 83,124
Democratic hold Swing -1.0
US House election, 2006: Texas District 29
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Gene Green 37,174 74% -20,1%
Republican Eric Story 12,347 24% +24%
Majority 24,827 50%
Turnout 49,521
Democratic hold Swing
US House election, 2008: Texas District 29
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Gene Green 79,718 75% +10.4
Republican Eric Story 25,512 24% -10.1%
Majority 54,206 51%
Turnout 105,230
Democratic hold Swing -1.0
US House election, 2010: Texas District 29
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Gene Green 43,185 64.6% -10.4%
Republican Roy Morales 22,756 34.1% +10.1%
Majority 20,399 30.5%
Turnout 65,941
Democratic hold Swing

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=29
  3. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=48&cd=29
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  5. ^ "Political challenge: Revised council redistricting plan offers Hispanics a third majority district." (editorial) Houston Chronicle. Wednesday May 18, 2011. Retrieved on November 5, 2011.

Coordinates: 29°41′17″N 95°11′59″W / 29.68806°N 95.19972°W / 29.68806; -95.19972