Texas's 34th congressional district

Texas's 34th Congressional District is a district that was created as a result of the 2010 Census.[4] The first candidates ran in the 2012 House elections, and were seated for the 113th United States Congress.[5][needs update] Filemon Vela, Jr. won the general election, and was seated in the new district.

Texas's 34th congressional district
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Texas's 34th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
  Filemon Vela Jr.
  • 83.96[1]% urban
  • 16.04% rural
Population (2016)723,156[2]
Median income$37,799[2]
Cook PVID+10[3]

Texas's 34th Congressional District is composed of the area on the Gulf Coast between Brownsville and Corpus Christi.[6]

Election results from presidential racesEdit

Year Office Result
2012 President Obama 61 - 38%
2016 President Clinton 59 - 38%

List of members representing the districtEdit

Representative Party Term Cong
Electoral history Counties represented
District created January 3, 2013
Filemon Vela Jr.
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
Elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016
Re-elected in 2018.
Bee, Cameron, DeWitt, Goliad, Gonzales (part), Hidalgo (part), Jim Wells (part), Kenedy, Kleberg, San Patricio (part), Willacy[7]

Living former members of the HouseEdit

As of September 2019, no former members are living, as Vela is the district's sole representative in its entire existence.

Recent election resultsEdit

2012 United States House of Representatives elections in Texas: 34th district[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Filemon Vela Jr. 89,606 61.9
Republican Jessica Puente Bradshaw 52,448 36.3
Libertarian Steven (Ziggy) Shanklin 2,724 1.9
Majority 37,158 25.7
Total votes 144,778 100%


  1. ^ Bureau, US Census. "Geography Program". www.census.gov.
  2. ^ a b Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census Bureau. "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.
  4. ^ "Census 2010 shows Red states gaining congressional districts". Washington Post. Retrieved 2010-12-21.
  5. ^ "Mapping the Future: GOP will draw map in Texas". Washington Post. Retrieved November 18, 2010.
  6. ^ "DistrictViewer". dvr.capitol.texas.gov.
  7. ^ https://www2.census.gov/geo/relfiles/cdsld13/48/dist_co_cd_48.txt
  8. ^ Texas Office of the Secretary of State "2012 General Election"

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 25°55′49″N 97°29′04″W / 25.9303°N 97.4844°W / 25.9303; -97.4844