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Texas's 18th congressional district

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Texas's 18th congressional district
Texas US Congressional District 18 (since 2013).tif
Texas's 18th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
U.S. Representative
  Sheila Jackson Lee
DHouston
Distribution
  • 99.94[1]% urban
  • 0.06% rural
Population (2016)787,352[2]
Median income$45,584[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+27[4]

Texas District 18 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves much of inner city Houston and the surrounding area. It has been the Downtown Houston district since 1972. The current Representative from District 18 is Sheila Jackson Lee.

It was held by Barbara Jordan, the first black woman elected to Congress from the South (in 1972), who was praised by many for her powerful presence in that body, and in particular, for her oratory skills.[5]

Since the district was moved to Houston in 1972, it has voted for a Democrat in every presidential election. The district gave George McGovern 69% in 1972 and Walter Mondale 72% in 1984.

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Contents

List of representatives

Representative Party Years Note
District created March 4, 1919
John Marvin Jones.jpg
J. Marvin Jones
Democratic March 4, 1919 - November 20, 1940 Redistricted from the 13th district, Resigned after being appointed judge of the US Court of Claims
Vacant November 20, 1940 – January 3, 1941
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Eugene Worley
Democratic January 3, 1941 - April 3, 1950 Resigned after being appointed judge of the US Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
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Ben H. Guill
Republican May 6, 1950 – January 3, 1951 Won special election on May 6, 1950
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Walter E. Rogers
Democratic January 3, 1951 - January 3, 1967
Bob Price.jpg
Bob Price
Republican January 3, 1967 - January 3, 1973 Redistricted to the 13th district
Rep. Barbara Jordan - Restoration.jpg
Barbara Jordan
Democratic January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1979
Mickey Leland.jpg
Mickey Leland
Democratic January 3, 1979 - August 7, 1989 Died
Vacant August 7, 1989 – December 9, 1989
Craig Washington 102nd Congress 1991.jpg
Craig Washington
Democratic December 9, 1989 - January 3, 1995
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Sheila Jackson Lee
Democratic January 3, 1995 – Present Incumbent

Election results

US House election, 2016: Texas District 18
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Sheila Jackson Lee 150,157 73.50
Republican Lori Bartley 48,306 23.64
Green Thomas Kleven 5,845 2.86
Majority 101,851 49.85
Turnout 204,308 55.96
Democratic hold Swing
US House election, 2014: Texas District 18
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Sheila Jackson Lee 76,097 71.78
Republican Sean Seibert 26,249 24.76
Green Remington Alessi 1,302 1.23
Independent Vince Duncan 2,376 2.23
Majority 49,848 47.02
Turnout 106,010 30.60
Democratic hold Swing
US House election, 2012: Texas District 18
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Sheila Jackson Lee 146,223 75.01
Republican Sean Seibert 44,015 22.58
Libertarian Christopher Barber 4,694 2.41
Majority 102,208 52.43
Turnout 194,932 58.79
Democratic hold Swing
US House election, 2010: Texas District 18
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Sheila Jackson Lee 85,108 70.15
Republican John Faulk 33,067 27.26
Libertarian Mike Taylor 3,118 2.57
Independent Charles B. Meyer (Write-in) 28 0.02
Majority 52,041 42.89
Turnout 125,968 36.73
Democratic hold Swing
US House election, 2008: Texas District 18
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Sheila Jackson Lee 148,617 77.32
Republican John Faulk 39,095 20.34
Libertarian Mike Taylor 4,486 2.33
Majority 109,522 56.98
Turnout 192,295 82.5
Democratic hold Swing

In popular culture

In the TV series The West Wing, Texas's 18th congressional district was represented by (the successful) fictional Democratic presidential candidate Matt Santos.

Historical district boundaries

2007 - 2013
2007 - 2013

See also

References

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/cd_state.html
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=48&cd=18
  3. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=48&cd=18
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  5. ^ "Before Things Went to Hell". This American Life.

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