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1998 United States House of Representatives elections in Texas

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1998 United States House of Representatives elections in Texas

← 1996 November 3, 1998 2000 →

All 30 Texas seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 17 13
Seats won 17 13
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 1,531,234 1,786,731
Percentage 44.2% 51.6%
Swing Decrease0.6% Decrease1.3%

1998 Texas US House.svg

The 1998 United States House of Representatives elections in Texas occurred on November 3, 1998, to elect the members of the state of Texas's delegation to the United States House of Representatives. Texas had thirty seats in the House, apportioned according to the 1990 United States Census.[1]

These elections occurred simultaneously with the United States Senate elections of 1998, the United States House elections in other states, and various state and local elections.

Overview

1998 United States House of Representatives elections in Texas[2]
Party Votes Percentage Seats before Seats after +/–
Republican 1,786,731 51.61% 13 13 -
Democratic 1,531,234 44.23% 17 17 -
Libertarian 136,688 3.95% 0 0 -
Independent 7,232 0.21% 0 0 -
Totals 3,461,885 100.00% 30 30

Congressional Districts

District 1

Incumbent Democrat Max Sandlin ran for re-election.

Texas's 1st congressional district, 1998[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Max Sandlin (incumbent) 80,788 59.41
Republican Dennis Boerner 55,191 40.59
Total votes 135,979 100
Democratic hold

District 2

Incumbent Democrat Jim Turner ran for re-election.

Texas's 2nd congressional district, 1998[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Turner (incumbent) 81,556 58.43
Republican Brian Babin 56,891 40.76
Libertarian Wendell Drye 1,142 0.82
Total votes 139,589 100
Democratic hold

District 3

Incumbent Republican Sam Johnson ran for re-election.

Texas's 3rd congressional district, 1998[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sam Johnson (incumbent) 106,690 91.21
Libertarian Ken Ashby 10,288 8.79
Total votes 116,978 100
Republican hold

District 4

Incumbent Democrat Ralph Hall ran for re-election.

Texas's 4th congressional district, 1998[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ralph M. Hall (incumbent) 82,989 57.60
Republican Jim Lohmeyer 58,954 40.92
Libertarian Jim Simon 2,137 1.48
Total votes 144,080 100
Democratic hold

District 5

Incumbent Republican Pete Sessions ran for re-election.

Texas's 5th congressional district, 1998[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pete Sessions (incumbent) 61,714 55.77
Democratic Victor Morales 48,073 43.44
Libertarian Michael Needleman 880 0.80
Total votes 110,667 100
Republican hold

District 6

Incumbent Republican Joe Barton ran for re-election.

Texas's 6th congressional district, 1998[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Barton (incumbent) 112,957 72.93
Democratic Ben Boothe 40,112 25.90
Libertarian Richard Bandlow 1,817 1.17
Total votes 154,886 100
Republican hold

District 7

Incumbent Republican Bill Archer ran for re-election.

Texas's 7th congressional district, 1998[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Archer (incumbent) 111,010 93.33
Libertarian Drew Parks 7,889 6.63
Write-in John Skone-Palmer 47 0.04
Total votes 118,946 100
Republican hold

District 8

Incumbent Republican Kevin Brady ran for re-election.

Texas's 8th congressional district, 1998[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kevin Brady (incumbent) 123,372 92.80
Libertarian Don Richards 9,576 7.20
Total votes 132,948 100
Republican hold

District 9

Incumbent Democrat Nick Lampson ran for re-election.

Texas's 9th congressional district, 1998[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nick Lampson (incumbent) 86,055 63.67
Republican Tom Cottar 49,107 36.33
Total votes 135,162 100
Democratic hold

District 10

Incumbent Democrat Lloyd Doggett ran for re-election.

Texas's 10th congressional district, 1998[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lloyd Doggett (incumbent) 116,127 85.21
Libertarian Vincent May 20,155 14.79
Total votes 136,282 100
Democratic hold

District 11

Incumbent Democrat Chet Edwards ran for re-election.

Texas's 11th congressional district, 1998[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chet Edwards (incumbent) 71,142 82.43
Libertarian Vince Hanke 15,161 17.57
Total votes 86,303 100
Democratic hold

District 12

Incumbent Republican Kay Granger ran for re-election.

Texas's 12th congressional district, 1998[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kay Granger (incumbent) 66,740 61.94
Democratic Tom Hall 39,084 36.28
Libertarian Paul Barthel 1,917 1.78
Total votes 107,741 100
Republican hold

District 13

Incumbent Republican Mac Thornberry ran for re-election.

Texas's 13th congressional district, 1998[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mac Thornberry (incumbent) 81,141 67.92
Democratic Mark Harmon 37,027 30.99
Libertarian Georganne Baker Payne 1,298 1.09
Total votes 119,466 100
Republican hold

District 14

Incumbent Republican Ron Paul ran for re-election.

Texas's 14th congressional district, 1998[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ron Paul (incumbent) 84,459 55.25
Democratic Loy Sneary 68,014 44.49
Write-in Cynthia Newman 390 0.26
Total votes 152,863 100
Republican hold

District 15

Incumbent Democrat Ruben Hinojosa ran for re-election.

Texas's 15th congressional district, 1998[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ruben Hinojosa (incumbent) 47,957 58.36
Republican Tom Haughey 34,221 41.64
Total votes 82,178 100
Democratic hold

District 16

Incumbent Democrat Silvestre Reyes ran for re-election.

Texas's 16th congressional district, 1998[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Silvestre Reyes (incumbent) 67,486 87.91
Libertarian Stu Nance 5,329 6.94
Independent Lorenzo Morales 3,952 5.15
Total votes 76,767 100
Democratic hold

District 17

Incumbent Democrat Charles Stenholm ran for re-election.

Texas's 17th congressional district, 1998[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles Stenholm (incumbent) 75,367 53.57
Republican Rudy Izzard 63,700 45.28
Libertarian Gordon Mobley 1,618 1.15
Total votes 140,685 100
Democratic hold

District 18

Incumbent Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee ran for re-election.

Texas's 18th congressional district, 1998[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sheila Jackson Lee (incumbent) 82,091 89.95
Libertarian James Galvan 9,176 10.05
Total votes 91,267 100
Democratic hold

District 19

Incumbent Republican Larry Combest ran for re-election.

Texas's 19th congressional district, 1998[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Larry Combest (incumbent) 108,266 83.65
Democratic Sidney Blankenship 21,162 16.35
Total votes 129,428 100
Republican hold

District 20

Incumbent Democrat Henry B. González opted to retire rather than run for re-election. He initially planned to retire prior to the end of his term, which would have led to the calling of a special election,[3][4] but he ended up serving the entire remainder of his term.[5] His son Charlie ran for the open seat.[6]

Texas's 20th congressional district, 1998[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charlie Gonzalez 50,356 63.17
Republican James Walker 28,347 35.56
Libertarian Alex DePena 1,010 1.27
Total votes 79,713 100
Democratic hold

District 21

Incumbent Republican Lamar Smith ran for re-election.

Texas's 21st congressional district, 1998[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lamar Smith (incumbent) 165,047 91.38
Libertarian Jeffrey Charles Blunt 15,561 8.62
Total votes 180,608 100
Republican hold

District 22

Incumbent Republican Tom DeLay ran for re-election.

Texas's 22nd congressional district, 1998[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom DeLay (incumbent) 87,840 65.20
Democratic Hill Kemp 45,386 33.69
Libertarian Steve Grupe 1,494 1.11
Total votes 134,720 100
Republican hold

District 23

Incumbent Republican Henry Bonilla ran for re-election.

Texas's 23rd congressional district, 1998[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Henry Bonilla (incumbent) 73,177 63.79
Democratic Charlie Urbina Jones 40,281 35.11
Libertarian Bill Stallknecht 1,262 1.10
Total votes 114,720 100
Republican hold

District 24

Incumbent Democrat Martin Frost ran for re-election.

Texas's 24th congressional district, 1998[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Martin Frost (incumbent) 56,321 57.48
Republican Shawn Terry 40,105 40.93
Independent George Arias 830 0.85
Libertarian David Stover 736 0.75
Total votes 97,992 100
Democratic hold

District 25

Incumbent Democrat Ken Bentsen ran for re-election.

Texas's 25th congressional district, 1998[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ken Bentsen (incumbent) 58,591 57.86
Republican John Sanchez 41,848 41.32
Libertarian Eric Atkisson 830 0.82
Total votes 101,269 100
Democratic hold

District 26

Incumbent Republican Dick Armey ran for re-election.

Texas's 26th congressional district, 1998[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dick Armey (incumbent) 120,332 88.15
Libertarian Joe Turner 16,182 11.85
Total votes 136,514 100
Republican hold

District 27

Incumbent Democrat Solomon Ortiz ran for re-election.

Texas's 27th congressional district, 1998[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Solomon Ortiz (incumbent) 61,638 63.28
Republican Erol Stone 34,284 35.20
Libertarian Mark Pretz 1,476 1.52
Total votes 97,398 100
Democratic hold

District 28

Incumbent Democrat Frank Tejeda died on January 30, 1997 from pneumonia while being treated for a brain tumor.[7] This prompted a special election to be held, which fellow Democrat Ciro Rodriguez won in a runoff.[8] He ran for re-election.

Texas's 28th congressional district, 1998[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ciro Rodriguez (incumbent) 71,849 90.54
Libertarian Edward Elmer 7,504 9.46
Total votes 79,353 100
Democratic hold

District 29

Incumbent Democrat Gene Green ran for re-election.

Texas's 29th congressional district, 1998[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gene Green (incumbent) 44,179 92.75
Independent Lea Sherman 2,013 4.23
Libertarian James Chudleigh 1,439 3.02
Total votes 47,631 100
Democratic hold

District 30

Incumbent Democrat Eddie Bernice Johnson ran for re-election.

Texas's 30th congressional district, 1998[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Eddie Bernice Johnson (incumbent) 57,603 72.23
Republican Carrie Kelleher 21,338 26.76
Libertarian Barbara Robinson 811 1.02
Total votes 79,752 100
Democratic hold

References

  1. ^ Bureau, US Census. "1990 Census Apportionment Results". Census.gov. Retrieved 2022-06-14.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae "1998 General Election". elections.sos.state.tx.us. Retrieved 2022-06-14.
  3. ^ "Washingtonpost.com: Rep. Gonzalez to Retire at Year's End". www.washingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2022-06-21.
  4. ^ "Longtime Rep. Henry B. Gonzalez plans retirement". AP NEWS. Retrieved 2022-06-21.
  5. ^ "GONZÁLEZ, Henry B. | US House of Representatives: History, Art & Archives". history.house.gov. Retrieved 2022-06-21.
  6. ^ January 2001 0, Jan Jarboe Russell (2001-01-01). "Henry B. Gonzalez". Texas Monthly. Retrieved 2022-06-21.
  7. ^ "Hispanic Americans in Congress -- Tejeda". www.loc.gov. Retrieved 2022-06-14.
  8. ^ "April 1997 Special Runoff Election". elections.sos.state.tx.us. Retrieved 2022-06-14.
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