Texas's 3rd congressional district

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Texas's 3rd congressional district
Texas US Congressional District 3 (since 2013).tif
Texas's 3rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Sam Johnson (RPlano)
Distribution
  • 96.88[1]% urban
  • 3.12% rural
Population (2016) 842,800[2]
Median income $88,619
Ethnicity
Cook PVI R+13[3]

Texas District 3 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves a suburban area north and northeast of Dallas. It encompasses a large portion of Collin County including McKinney, Plano, and Frisco, as well as Collin County's share of Dallas itself.

Texas has had at least three congressional districts since 1869. The current seat dates from a mid-decade redistricting conducted before the 1966 elections after Texas's original 1960s map was thrown out by Wesberry v. Sanders. It is one of the most Republican districts in both Texas and the Metroplex. The GOP has held the seat since a 1968 special election. The district's current congressman, Sam Johnson, has held the seat since 1991.

As of the 2010 census, District 3 represents 765,486 people who are predominantly middle-to-upper-class (median family income is US$80,912). The district is 73.1 percent White (non-Hispanic), 15.06 percent Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 13 percent Asian, and 8.9 percent Black or African American.[4]

2012 redistricting[edit]

From 1967 to 2013, the district included a large slice of northern Dallas County, including Garland, Rowlett and much of northern Dallas itself. However, Collin County's rapid growth since the 1970s resulted in the district's share of Dallas County being gradually reduced.

After redistricting in 2012, the Dallas County share of the district was removed altogether. However, it still includes the Dallas precincts located in Collin County.[5]

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2000 President Bush 70 - 30%
2004 President Bush 66 - 33%
2008 President McCain 57 - 42%
2012 President Romney 63 - 34%
2016 President Trump 55 - 41%

List of representatives[edit]

Name Party Years Electoral history Counties represented
American Civil War/Reconstruction
William Thomas Clark.jpg William Thomas Clark Republican March 31, 1870 –
May 13, 1872
Elected in 1869.
Lost election contest.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Giddings.jpg Dewitt Clinton Giddings Democratic May 13, 1872 –
March 3, 1875
Won election contest.
[Data unknown/missing.]
[Data unknown/missing.]
James W. Throckmorton - Brady-Handy.jpg James W. Throckmorton Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1879
First elected in 1874.
Re-elected in 1876.
[Data unknown/missing.]
[Data unknown/missing.]
No image.svg Olin Wellborn Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1883
Elected in 1878.
Redistricted to the 6th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
No image.svg James H. Jones Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1887
First elected in 1882.
Re-elected in 1884.
[Data unknown/missing.]
[Data unknown/missing.]
ConstantineBKilgore.jpg Constantine B. Kilgore Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1895
First elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
[Data unknown/missing.]
[Data unknown/missing.]
No image.svg Charles H. Yoakum Democratic March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
No image.svg Reese C. De Graffenreid Democratic March 4, 1897 –
August 29, 1902
Died.
[Data unknown/missing.]
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant August 29, 1902 –
November 4, 1902
No image.svg Gordon J. Russell Democratic November 4, 1902 –
June 14, 1910
Resigned to become U.S. District Judge.
[Data unknown/missing.]
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant June 14, 1910 –
July 23, 1910
No image.svg Robert M. Lively Democratic July 23, 1910 –
March 3, 1911
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
JamesYoungTX.jpg James Young Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1921
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
No image.svg Morgan G. Sanders Democratic March 4, 1921 –
January 3, 1939
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
LindleyBeckworth.jpg Lindley Beckworth Democratic January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1953
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
Brady P. Gentry.jpg Brady Preston Gentry Democratic January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1957
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
LindleyBeckworth.jpg Lindley Beckworth Democratic January 3, 1957 –
January 3, 1967
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
JoeRPool.jpg Joe Pool Democratic January 3, 1967 –
July 14, 1968
Redistricted from the at-large seat
Died.
[Data unknown/missing.]
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant July 14, 1968 –
August 24, 1968
James M. Collins.jpg James M. Collins Republican August 24, 1968 –
January 3, 1983
First elected to finish Pool's term.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Retired to run for U.S. Senate.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Steve Bartlett 1990 congressional photo.jpg Steve Bartlett Republican January 3, 1983 –
March 11, 1991
First elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Resigned to become Mayor of Dallas.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant March 11, 1991 –
May 8, 1991
Sam Johnson, official 109th Congress photo.jpg Sam Johnson Republican May 8, 1991 –
Present
First elected to finish Bartlett's term.
Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Retiring.[6]
[Data unknown/missing.]

District 3[edit]

US House election, 2010: Texas District 3
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Sam Johnson 101,180 66.28 +6.48
Democratic John Lingenfelder 47,848 31.34 -3.57
Libertarian Christopher Claytor 3,602 2.35 +0.13
Independent Harry Pierce 22 0.01
Majority
Turnout 152,652
Republican hold Swing
US House election, 2008: Texas District 3
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Sam Johnson 169,557 59.80 -2.72
Democratic Tom Daley 107,679 37.98 +3.07
Libertarian Christopher Claytor 6,300 2.22 -0.36
Majority
Turnout 283,536
Republican hold Swing
US House election, 2006: Texas District 3
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Sam Johnson 88,634 62.52 -23.04
Democratic Dan Dodd 49,488 34.91 +34.91
Libertarian Christopher Claytor 3,656 2.58
Majority 39,146 27.61
Turnout 141,778
Republican hold Swing -49.44
US House election, 2004: Texas District 3
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Sam Johnson 178,099 85.56
Independent Paul Jenkins 16,850 8.10
Independent James Vessels 13,204 6.34
Majority
Turnout 208,153
Republican hold Swing

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2007 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 33°09′34″N 96°36′48″W / 33.15944°N 96.61333°W / 33.15944; -96.61333