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Texas's 13th congressional district

Texas's 13th congressional district
Texas's 13th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Texas's 13th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Mac Thornberry (RClarendon)
Population (2000) 651,619
Median income $33,501
Ethnicity 81.0% White, 5.8% Black, 1.1% Asian, 17.6% Hispanic, 0.8% Native American, 0.3% other
Cook PVI R+32

Texas District 13 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional District of the U.S. state of Texas that includes most of the Texas Panhandle, parts of Texoma and northeastern parts of North Texas. The current Representative is Mac Thornberry.

According to the Cook Partisan Voting Index, it is the most Republican district in the country (R+32).[1]

This district, however, has not always been strongly Republican. As late as 1976, Jimmy Carter won 33 of the 44 counties in this district, getting 60-70% in many of them.

In 2012, this was President Barack Obama's lowest percentage of the vote in a congressional district. He received 18.5% of the vote.


  • List of representatives 1
  • Election results 2
  • Historical district boundaries 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • Notes 6

List of representatives

Representative Party Term District Residence Note
District created March 4, 1893
Jeremiah V. Cockrell Democratic March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1897
John H. Stephens Democratic March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1917
John M. Jones Democratic March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1919 Redistricted to the 18th district
Lucian W. Parrish Democratic March 4, 1919 – March 27, 1922 Died
Vacant March 27, 1922 – May 22, 1922
Guinn Williams Democratic May 22, 1922 – March 3, 1933
William D. McFarlane Democratic March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1939
Ed Gossett Democratic January 3, 1939 – July 31, 1951 Resigned
Vacant July 31, 1951 – September 8, 1951
Frank N. Ikard Democratic September 8, 1951 – December 15, 1961 Resigned
Vacant December 15, 1961 – January 27, 1962
Graham B. Purcell, Jr. Democratic January 27, 1962 – January 3, 1973
Bob Price Republican January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1975 Redistricted from the 18th district
Jack Hightower Democratic January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1985
Beau Boulter Republican January 3, 1985 – January 3, 1989
Bill Sarpalius Democratic January 3, 1989 – January 3, 1995
Mac Thornberry Republican January 3, 1995 – Present Incumbent

Election results

US House election, 2004: Texas District 13
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mac Thornberry 189,448 92.3 +13.0
Libertarian M.J. Smith 15,793 7.7 +7.7
Majority 173,655 84.6
Turnout 205,241
Republican hold Swing +16.8

Historical district boundaries

2007 - 2013

See also


  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. 
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. 
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present


  1. ^ The Median & Most Partisan Districts, 1998-2014 The Cook Political Report. October 9, 2013.

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