Texas's 2nd congressional district

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Texas's 2nd congressional district
Texas US Congressional District 2 (since 2013).tif
Texas's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Ted Poe (RHumble)
Population (2015) 753,863[1]
Median income 69,181[2]
Ethnicity
Cook PVI R+11[3]

Texas's 2nd congressional district of the United States House of Representatives is in the southeastern portion of the state of Texas. It encompasses much of northern and western Houston.

From 2002-2012 it stretched from Houston's northern suburbs through eastern Harris County, and across Southeast Texas to the Louisiana border. As of the 2000 census, District 2 represented 651,619 people. The district's configuration dates from the 2003 Texas redistricting, when most of the old 9th District was split among three neighboring districts. The remaining territory was made somewhat more Republican than its predecessor, with the addition of several strongly conservative suburban areas near Houston. The four-term Democratic incumbent in the 9th District, Nick Lampson, was unseated by Republican Ted Poe, a longtime felony court judge in Harris County.

2012 redistricting[edit]

The 2012 redistricting process radically changed the district. Beaumont, which had been part of the 2nd and its predecessors for over a century, was removed along with all of Jefferson County. All of Liberty County was removed as well, putting the district entirely within Harris County. The district now includes Kingwood, Humble, and Atascocita in northeastern Harris County, then loops around northern and western Houston before moving toward the center of the city roughly following Interstate 10. The district will pass through Memorial Park, before turning south and capturing the strongly Democratic Montrose, Rice University, and parts of Braeswood.[4]

Recent election results from presidential races[edit]

Year Results
2000 Bush 63 - 37%
2004 Bush 63 - 36%
2008 McCain 60 - 40%
2012 Romney 63 - 37%
2016 Trump 52 - 43%

List of representatives[edit]

The district was formed in 1846, after Texas joined the Union.

Name Party Years Electoral history Counties represented[5]
District created December 29, 1845
Vacant December 29, 1845 –
March 30, 1846
No image.svg Timothy Pilsbury Democratic March 30, 1846 –
March 3, 1849
First elected in 1846
Lost re-election
Bexar, Milam, Robertson, Travis, Brazos, Montgomery, Washington, Bastrop, Gonzales, Fayette, Austin, Harris, Colorado, Fort Bend, Brazoria, Galveston, Goliad, Jackson, Victoria, Refugio, San Patricio
No image.svg Volney E. Howard Democratic March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
First elected in 1848
Re-elected in 1850
Lost Re-election
El Paso, Presidio, Bexar,Mclennan, Navarro, Tarrant, Ellis, Bell, Freestone, Limestone, Falls, Travis, Gillespie, Leon, Robertson, Milam, Williamson, Hays, Comal, Bexar, Medina, Uvalde, Kinney, Burleson, Brazos, Grimes, Walker, Montgomery, Washington, Bastrop, Caldwell, Guadalupe, Harris, Austin, Galveston, Brazoria, Matagorda, Wharton, Colorado, Fayette, Gonzales, De Witt, Lavaca, Jackson, Calhoun, Victoria, Goliad, Refugio, San Patricio, Nueces, Webb, Starr, Cameron
Peter bell.png Peter H. Bell Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1857
First elected in 1852
Re-elected in 1854
Lost Re-election
Guy M. Bryan (Texas Congressman).jpg Guy M. Bryan Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
Elected in 1856
Was not a candidate for renomination
Andrew Jackson Hamilton.jpg Andrew J. Hamilton Independent Democratic March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
Elected in 1858
Chose not to Re-run
Bexar, Milam, Robertson, Travis, Brazos, Montgomery, Washington, Bastrop, Gonzales, Fayette, Austin, Harris, Colorado, Fort Bend, Brazoria, Galveston, Goliad, Jackson, Victoria, Refugio, San Patricio
American Civil War/Reconstruction March 3, 1861 –
March 31, 1870
No image.svg John C. Conner Democratic March 31, 1870 –
March 3, 1873
Elected in 1870
Was not a candidate for Re-election because of failing health
Died in December of 1873
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William mcLean.jpg William P. McLean Democratic March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
Elected in 1872
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
D.B. Culberson.jpg David B. Culberson Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1881
First elected in 1874.
Re-elected in 1876
Re-elected in 1878
Fannin, Lamar, Delta, Red River, Bowie, Hunt, Rains, Hopkins, Titus, Cass, Wood, Upshur, Marion, Van Zandt, Gregg, Harrison
D.B. Culberson.jpg David B. Culberson Democratic March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
Re-elected in 1878
Re-elected in 1880
Redistricted to the 4th district
Henderson, Anderson, Freestone, Cherokee, Robertson, Leon, Houston, Nacogdoches, San Augustine, Sabine
JHRegan.jpg John H. Reagan Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 4, 1887
Redistricted from the 1st district
Elected in 1882
Re-elected in 1884
Re-elected in 1886, but resigned after being elected to the U.S. Senate
Vacant March 4, 1887 –
November 4, 1887
No image.svg William H. Martin Democratic November 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1891
First elected in 1886
Re-elected in 1888
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg John Benjamin Long Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
Elected in 1890
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Samuel B. Cooper.jpeg Samuel B. Cooper Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1905
First elected in 1892
Re-elected in 1894
Re-elected in 1896
Re-elected in 1898
Re-elected in 1900
Re-elected in 1902
Lost re-election
Harrison, Panola, Shelby, Anderson, Cherokee, Nacogdoches, Houston, San Augustine, Sabine, Polk, Tyler, Jasper, Newton, San Jacinto, Liberty, Hardin, Orange, Jefferson
No image.svg Moses L. Broocks Democratic March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1907
Elected in 1904
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Samuel B. Cooper.jpeg Samuel B. Cooper Democratic March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1909
Elected in 1906
Lost re-election
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Martin Dies, Sr. Democratic March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1919
Elected in 1908
Re-elected in 1910
Re-elected in 1912
Re-elected in 1914
Re-elected in 1916
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg John C. Box Democratic March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1931
Elected in 1918
Re-elected in 1920
Re-elected in 1922
Re-elected in 1924
Re-elected in 1926
Re-elected in 1928
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
370403-Dies-Martin.jpg Martin Dies, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1931 –
January 3, 1945
First elected in 1930
Re-elected in 1932
Re-elected in 1934
Re-elected in 1936
Re-elected in 1938
Re-elected in 1940
Re-elected in 1942
Retired due to pressure from Communists
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Jesse M. Combs Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1953
First elected in 1944
Re-elected in 1946
Re-elected in 1948
Re-elected in 1950
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Jack Brooks.jpg Jack Brooks Democratic January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1967
First elected in 1952
Re-elected in 1954
Re-elected in 1956
Re-elected in 1958
Re-elected in 1960
Re-elected in 1962
Re-elected in 1964
Redistricted to the 9th district
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John Dowdy.jpg John V. Dowdy Democratic January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1973
First elected in 1966
Re-elected in 1968
Re-elected in 1970
Redistricted from the 7th district
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
CharlieWilson.jpg Charles Wilson Democratic January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1997
First elected in 1972
Re-elected in 1974
Re-elected in 1976
Re-elected in 1978
Re-elected in 1980
Re-elected in 1982
Re-elected in 1984
Re-elected in 1986
Re-elected in 1986
Re-elected in 1988
Re-elected in 1990
Re-elected in 1992
Re-elected in 1994
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Jim Turner.jpg Jim Turner Democratic January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2005
First elected in 1996
Re-elected in 1998
Re-elected in 2000
Re-elected in 2002
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Ted Poe Official.jpg Ted Poe Republican January 3, 2005 –
present
First elected in 2004
Re-elected in 2006
Re-elected in 2008
Re-elected in 2012
Re-elected in 2014
Re-elected in 2016
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]

Election results[edit]

US House election, 2004: Texas District 2
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Ted Poe 139,951 55.5 +17.3
Democratic Nick Lampson 108,156 42.9 -17.9
Libertarian Sandra Saulsbury 3,931 1.6 +0.6
Majority 31,795 12.6
Turnout 252,038
Republican gain from Democratic Swing +17.6

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2007 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 30°02′51″N 95°10′42″W / 30.04750°N 95.17833°W / 30.04750; -95.17833