Texas's 2nd congressional district
|Texas's 2nd congressional district|
Texas's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
|Current Representative||Ted Poe (R–Humble)|
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 gerrymandered to be 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.
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.
Recent election results from presidential races
|2000||Bush 63 - 37%|
|2004||Bush 63 - 36%|
|2008||McCain 60 - 40%|
|2012||Romney 63 - 37%|
|2016||Trump 52 - 43%|
List of representatives
The district was formed in 1846, after Texas joined the Union.
|Republican gain from Democratic||Swing||+17.6|
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