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Texas's 3rd congressional district

Texas District 3 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves a suburban area north and northeast of Dallas. It encompasses a large portion of Collin County including McKinney, Plano, and Frisco, as well as Collin County's share of Dallas itself.

Texas's 3rd congressional district
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Texas's 3rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Van Taylor
RPlano
Distribution
  • 96.88[1]% urban
  • 3.12% rural
Population (2016)842,800[2]
Median income$95,235[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+13[4]

Texas has had at least three congressional districts since 1869. The current seat dates from a mid-decade redistricting conducted before the 1966 elections after Texas's original 1960s map was thrown out by Wesberry v. Sanders. In past configurations, it has been of the most Republican districts in both Texas and the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. The GOP has held the seat since a 1968 special election. The district's current congressman is Van Taylor.

As of the 2010 census, District 3 represents 765,486 people who are predominantly middle-to-upper-class (median family income is US$80,912). The district is 73.1 percent White (non-Hispanic), 15.06 percent Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 13 percent Asian, and 8.9 percent Black or African American.[5]

Contents

2012 redistrictingEdit

From 1967 to 2013, the district included a large slice of northern Dallas County, including Garland, Rowlett and much of northern Dallas itself. However, Collin County's rapid growth since the 1970s resulted in the district's share of Dallas County being gradually reduced.

After redistricting in 2012, the Dallas County share of the district was removed altogether. However, it still includes the Dallas precincts located in Collin County.[6]

VotingEdit

Election results from presidential races[citation needed]
Year Office Results
2000 President Bush 70 - 30%
2004 President Bush 66 - 33%
2008 President McCain 57 - 42%
2012 President Romney 63 - 34%
2016 President Trump 55 - 41%

List of members representing the districtEdit

Name Party Years Electoral history Counties represented
American Civil War/Reconstruction
 
William Thomas Clark
Republican March 31, 1870 –
May 13, 1872
Elected in 1869.
Lost election contest.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Dewitt Clinton Giddings
Democratic May 13, 1872 –
March 3, 1875
Won election contest.
[Data unknown/missing.]
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
James W. Throckmorton
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1879
Elected in 1874.
Re-elected in 1876.
[Data unknown/missing.]
[Data unknown/missing.]
Olin Wellborn Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1883
Elected in 1878.
Redistricted to the 6th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
James H. Jones
Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1887
Elected in 1882.
Re-elected in 1884.
[Data unknown/missing.]
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Constantine B. Kilgore
Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1895
Elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
[Data unknown/missing.]
[Data unknown/missing.]
Charles H. Yoakum Democratic March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Reese C. De Graffenreid
Democratic March 4, 1897 –
August 29, 1902
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant August 29, 1902 –
November 4, 1902
Gordon J. Russell Democratic November 4, 1902 –
June 14, 1910
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become U.S. District Judge.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant June 14, 1910 –
July 23, 1910
Robert M. Lively Democratic July 23, 1910 –
March 3, 1911
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
 
James Young
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1921
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
Morgan G. Sanders Democratic March 4, 1921 –
January 3, 1939
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Lindley Beckworth
Democratic January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1953
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Brady Preston Gentry
Democratic January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1957
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Lindley Beckworth
Democratic January 3, 1957 –
January 3, 1967
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Joe Pool
Democratic January 3, 1967 –
July 14, 1968
Redistricted from the at-large seat.
Died.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant July 14, 1968 –
August 24, 1968
 
James M. Collins
Republican August 24, 1968 –
January 3, 1983
Elected to finish Pool's term.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Steve Bartlett
Republican January 3, 1983 –
March 11, 1991
Elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Resigned to become Mayor of Dallas.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant March 11, 1991 –
May 8, 1991
 
Sam Johnson
Republican May 8, 1991 –
January 3, 2019.
Elected to finish Bartlett's term.
Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Retired.[7]
[Data unknown/missing.]
2007–2013
 
2013–present
Collin County
 
Van Taylor
Republican January 3, 2019 –
present
Elected in 2018.

Recent Election ResultsEdit

2004Edit

US House election, 2004: Texas's 3rd District[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sam Johnson 178,099 85.56
Independent Paul Jenkins 16,850 8.10
Independent James Vessels 13,204 6.34
Total votes 208,153 100.0
Republican hold

2006Edit

US House election, 2006: Texas District 3
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Sam Johnson 88,634 62.52 -23.04
Democratic Dan Dodd 49,488 34.91 +34.91
Libertarian Christopher Claytor 3,656 2.58
Majority 39,146 27.61
Turnout 141,778
Republican hold Swing -49.44

2008Edit

US House election, 2008: Texas District 3
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Sam Johnson 169,557 59.80 -2.72
Democratic Tom Daley 107,679 37.98 +3.07
Libertarian Christopher Claytor 6,300 2.22 -0.36
Majority
Turnout 283,536
Republican hold Swing

2010Edit

US House election, 2010: Texas District 3
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Sam Johnson 101,180 66.28 +6.48
Democratic John Lingenfelder 47,848 31.34 -3.57
Libertarian Christopher Claytor 3,602 2.35 +0.13
Independent Harry Pierce 22 0.01
Majority
Turnout 152,652
Republican hold Swing

2012Edit

US House election, 2012: Texas's 3rd District[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sam Johnson 187,180 100.0
Total votes 187,180 100.0
Republican hold

2014Edit

US House election, 2014: Texas's 3rd District[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sam Johnson 113,404 82.0
Green Paul Blair 24,876 18.0
Total votes 138,280 100.0
Republican hold

2016Edit

Adam P. Bell was the first democrat to run for Texas's 3rd since the redistricting effort of 2012.

US House election, 2016: Texas's 3rd District[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sam Johnson 193,684 61.2
Democratic Adam P. Bell 109,420 34.6
Libertarian Scott Jameson 10,448 3.3
Green Paul Blair 2,915 0.9
Total votes 316,467 100.0
Republican hold

2018Edit

The incumbent representative, Sam Johnson, decided not to run for reelection in 2018. Johnson had represented Texas's 3rd since 1991, his stated reason for retiring was that "the Lord has made clear that the season of my life in Congress is coming to an end".[9]

US House election, 2018: Texas's 3rd District[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Van Taylor 169,520 54.2
Democratic Lorie Burch 138,234 44.2
Libertarian Christopher Claytor 4,604 1.5
Independent Jeff Simons (write-in) 153 0.1
Total votes 312,511 100.0
Republican hold

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/cd_state.html
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=48&cd=03
  3. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=48&cd=03
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  5. ^ "My Congressional District". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 31 July 2015.
  6. ^ http://gis1.tlc.state.tx.us/
  7. ^ Bland, Scott; Cheney, Kyle (January 6, 2017). "Texas Rep. Sam Johnson announces he won't run for re-election". Politico. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  8. ^ a b c d e "Texas Election Results". Texas Secretary of State. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  9. ^ Leslie, Katie (January 2017). "Plano Rep. Sam Johnson to retire when term ends in 2018". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved July 2, 2019.

Coordinates: 33°09′34″N 96°36′48″W / 33.15944°N 96.61333°W / 33.15944; -96.61333