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Texas's 31st congressional district

Texas District 31 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves a strip of central Texas from north Austin up to Temple.

Texas's 31st congressional district
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Texas's 31st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  John Carter
RRound Rock
Distribution
  • 86.1[1]% urban
  • 13.9% rural
Population (2016)830,908[2]
Median income$70,346[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+10[4]

The district includes the portion of Austin located in Williamson County and most of the fast-growing northern suburbs of Austin, as well as a portion of the area surrounding Fort Hood, giving the district a strong military presence.

John Carter has served as the representative from this district since its creation. The 31st district is one of only two districts in Texas (the other being the 36th district) that has never been represented by a member of the Democratic Party.

Contents

Election results from presidential racesEdit

Year Result
2004 George W. Bush 67 - 33%
2008 John McCain 56 - 43%
2012 Mitt Romney 59.6 - 38.3%
2016 Donald Trump 53.5 - 40.8%

List of representativesEdit

Recent election resultsEdit

2004 election: Texas District 31
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John Carter 160,247 64.8  4.3
Democratic Jon Porter 80,292 32.5  5.1
Libertarian Celeste Adams 6,888 2.8  1.5
Majority 79,955 32.3
Turnout 247,427
Republican hold Swing -4.7
2006 election: Texas District 31
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John Carter 94,242 58  6.8
Democratic Mary Beth Harrell 62,761 39  6.5
Libertarian Matt McAdoo 4,370 3  0.2
Majority 31,481 19  13.3
Turnout 161,373  34.8
Republican hold Swing -6.7
2008 election: Texas District 31
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John Carter 175,563 60.3  2.3
Democratic Brian P. Ruiz 106,559 36.6  3.6
Libertarian Barry N. Cooper 9,182 3.2  0.2
Majority 69,004 23.7  4.7
Turnout 291,304  80.5
Republican hold Swing
2010 election: Texas District 31
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John Carter 126,384 82.6  20.3
Libertarian Bill Oliver 26,735 17.5  14.3
Majority 99,649 65.1  41.4
Turnout 153,119  47.4
Republican hold Swing
2012 election: Texas District 31
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John Carter 145,348 61.3  22.3
Democratic Stephen M. Wyman 62,761 35.0  35.0
Libertarian Ethan Garofolo 8,862 3.7  13.8
Majority 82,587 34.8  30.3
Turnout 237,187  54.9
Republican hold Swing
2014 election: Texas District 31
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John Carter 91,484 64.1  
Democratic Louie Minor 45,634 32.0  
Libertarian Scott Ballard 5,693 4.0  
Majority 45,850  
Turnout 142,811 18  
Republican hold Swing
2016 election: Texas District 31
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John Carter 166,060 58.4  5.7
Democratic Mike Clark 103,852 36.5  4.5
Libertarian Scott Ballard 14,676 5.2  1.2
Majority 62,208  
Turnout 284,588 35  17
Republican hold Swing
2018 election: Texas District 31
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John Carter 144,680 50.6  7.8
Democratic MJ Hegar 136,362 47.7  11.2
Libertarian Jason Hope 4,965 1.7  3.5
Majority 8,318  
Turnout 286,007  
Republican hold Swing

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2007 - 2013

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Geography, US Census Bureau. "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (state-based)". Census.gov. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  2. ^ Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District". Census.gov. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  3. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=48&cd=31
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.

External linksEdit