Texas's 10th congressional district

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Texas's 10th congressional district
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Texas's 10th congressional district since January 3, 2013
Representative
  Michael McCaul
RWest Lake Hills
Distribution
  • 77.46% urban[1]
  • 22.54% rural
Population (2018)896,798[2]
Median income$80,204[2]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+9[3]

Texas's 10th congressional district of the United States House of Representatives includes the northwestern portion of the Greater Houston region, including suburbs such as Katy, Cypress, Tomball, and Prairie View, cities in east-central Texas, including Brenham and Columbus. The district also stretches to Greater Austin, such as suburbs like Pflugerville, Bastrop, Manor, Elgin, and communities in Northern Austin.The current representative is Michael McCaul, who lives in West Lake Hills, which is in the 25th district.

For most of the time from 1903 to 2005, the 10th was centered on Austin. It originally included large portions of the Texas Hill Country. President Lyndon B. Johnson represented this district from 1937 to 1949. During the second half of the 20th century, Austin's dramatic growth resulted in the district becoming more compact over the years. By the 1990s, it was reduced to little more than Austin itself and surrounding suburbs in Travis County.

However, in a mid-decade redistricting conducted in 2003, the 10th was dramatically altered. It lost much of the southern portion of its territory. To make up for the loss in population, it was extended all the way to the outer fringes of Houston. On paper, the new district was heavily Republican. Five-term Democratic incumbent Lloyd Doggett was forced to transfer to another district. McCaul won the open seat in 2004, and has held it ever since.

Recent election results from statewide races[edit]

Year U.S. President U.S. Senator[4] Governor
2008 McCain (R): 56 – 43% [Data unknown/missing]
2012 Romney (R): 59 – 39% Cruz (R): 58 – 39%
2016 Trump (R): 52 – 43%
2018 O'Rourke (D): 49.64 – 49.45% Abbott (R): 54 – 44%

List of members representing the district[edit]

Members Party Term Cong
ress
Electoral history District location
District created March 4, 1883
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John Hancock
Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
48th [data unknown/missing] Texas Hill Country
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Joseph D. Sayers
Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1893
49th
50th
51st
52nd

Redistricted to the 9th district.
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Walter Gresham
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
53rd [data unknown/missing]
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Miles Crowley
Democratic March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
54th [data unknown/missing]
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Robert B. Hawley
Republican March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1901
55th
56th
[data unknown/missing]
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George F. Burgess
Democratic March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
57th

Redistricted to the 9th district.
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Albert S. Burleson
Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 6, 1913
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
Redistricted from the 9th district.
Resigned to become U.S. Postmaster General.
Vacant March 6, 1913 –
April 15, 1913
63rd
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James P. Buchanan
Democratic April 15, 1913 –
February 22, 1937
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
74th
75th
Elected to finish Burleson's term.
Died.
Vacant February 22, 1937 –
April 10, 1937
75th
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Lyndon B. Johnson
Democratic April 10, 1937 –
January 3, 1949
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
Elected to finish Buchanan's term.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
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Homer Thornberry
Democratic January 3, 1949 –
December 20, 1963
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th

Resigned to become judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.
Vacant December 20, 1963 –
December 21, 1963
88th
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J. J. Pickle
Democratic December 21, 1963 –
January 3, 1995
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
Elected to finish Thornberry's term.
Retired.
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Lloyd Doggett
Democratic January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2005
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th

Redistricted to the 25th district.
1995-2005:

Travis County, TX: Austin and

surrounding suburbs

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Michael McCaul
Republican January 3, 2005 –
Present
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
Incumbent
2007-2013
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2013-present

Recent election results[edit]

200420062008201020122014201620182020

2004[edit]

Due to the 2003 mid-decade redistricting plan, the 10th's boundaries were dramatically altered forcing Democratic incumbent Lloyd Doggett to redistrict to the 25th district. Attorney Michael McCaul won the Republican nomination and ran without any major-party opposition.

2004 United States House of Representatives elections in Texas: Texas District 10
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Michael McCaul 182,113 78.6 +78.6
Libertarian Robert Fritsche 35,569 15.4 -0.3
Write-In Lorenzo Sadun 13,961 6.0 +6.0
Majority 146,544 63.3
Turnout 231,643
Republican gain from Democratic Swing +81.5

2006[edit]

2006 United States House of Representatives elections in Texas: Texas District 10
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Michael McCaul (incumbent) 97,618 55.32 -23.29
Democratic Ted Ankrum 71,232 40.37 +40.37
Libertarian Michael Badnarik 7,603 4.31 -11.04
Majority 26,686 14.95
Turnout 176,453
Republican hold Swing -48.31

2008[edit]

2008 United States House of Representatives elections in Texas: Texas District 10
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael McCaul (incumbent) 179,493 53.9
Democratic Larry Joe Doherty 143,719 43.1
Libertarian Matt Finkel 9,871 2.96

2010[edit]

2010 United States House of Representatives elections in Texas: Texas District 10[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael McCaul (incumbent) 144,980 64.67
Democratic Ted Ankrum 74,086 33.05
Libertarian Jeremiah "JP" Perkins 5,105 2.28
Total votes 224,171 100
Republican hold

2012[edit]

2012 United States House of Representatives elections in Texas: Texas District 10[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael McCaul (incumbent) 159,783 60.52
Democratic Tawana Walter-Cadien 95,710 36.25
Libertarian Richard Priest 8,526 3.23

2014[edit]

2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Texas: Texas's 10th district[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael McCaul (incumbent) 109,726 62.2
Democratic Tawana Walter-Cadien 60,243 34.1
Libertarian Bill Kelsey 6,491 3.7
Total votes 176,460 100.0
Republican hold

2016[edit]

2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Texas: Texas's 10th district[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael McCaul (incumbent) 179,221 57.3
Democratic Tawana W. Cadien 120,170 38.5
Libertarian Bill Kelsey 13,209 4.2
Total votes 312,600 100.0
Republican hold

2018[edit]

2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Texas: Texas's 10th district[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael McCaul (incumbent) 157,166 51.1
Democratic Mike Siegel 144,034 46.8
Libertarian Mike Ryan 6,627 2.1
Total votes 307,827 100.0
Republican hold

2020[edit]

Texas's 10th congressional district, 2020
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael McCaul (incumbent)
Democratic Mike Siegel
Total votes 100.0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/cd_state.html
  2. ^ a b https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=48&cd=10. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "Texas 2018 Senate and governor by Congressional District". Google Docs.
  5. ^ a b c "2010 General Election, 11/2/2010". Texas Secretary of State. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  6. ^ "2012 State-wide Election Results". Secretary of State, State of Texas. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  7. ^ "Texas Election Results". Texas Secretary of State. Retrieved December 5, 2018.

Coordinates: 29°58′31″N 96°35′41″W / 29.97528°N 96.59472°W / 29.97528; -96.59472