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Texas's 27th congressional district


Texas's 27th congressional district

Texas's 27th congressional district
Texas's 27th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Texas's 27th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Blake Farenthold (RCorpus Christi)
Population (2010) 702,804
Median income $31,327
Ethnicity 42.5% White, 6% Black, 1.2% Asian, 49.19% Hispanic, 0.6% Native American, 0.5% other
Cook PVI R+13 (2012)

Texas District 27 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves the coastal bend of Texas' Gulf Coast consisting of Corpus Christi and Victoria up to Bastrop County near Austin and Wharton County near Houston. The current Representative is Republican Blake Farenthold.

The district is slightly less than 50% Hispanic, down from the 70% Hispanic population in the 2002-2010 cycles when the District reached from Corpus Christi to Brownsville.[1]


  • List of representatives 1
  • Recent election results 2
  • Historical district boundaries 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

List of representatives

Representative Party Years Congress Electoral history
District created January 3, 1983
Solomon P. Ortiz Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 2011
First elected in 1982
Re-elected in 1984
Re-elected in 1986
Re-elected in 1988
Re-elected in 1990
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
Lost re-election
Blake Farenthold Republican January 3, 2011 –
First elected in 2010
Re-elected in 2012

Recent election results

US House election, 2004: Texas District 27
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Solomon Ortiz 112,081 63.1 +2.0
Republican William Vaden 61,955 34.9 -1.7
Libertarian Christopher Claytor 3,500 2.0 -0.4
Majority 60,126 33.9
Turnout 177,536
Democratic hold Swing +1.8
US House election, 2010: Texas District 27
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Solomon Ortiz 50,155 47.10
Republican Blake Farenthold 50,954 47.85
Turnout 101,109
Republican gain from Democratic Swing 28.95
US House election, 2012: Texas District 27[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Rose Meza Harrison 83,395 39.21
Republican Blake Farenthold 120,684 56.75
Independent Bret Baldwin 5,354 2.51
Libertarian Corrie Byrd 3,218 1.51
Turnout 212,651

Historical district boundaries

2007 - 2013

See also


  1. ^ Texas 27th District Profile The New York Times Accessed November 2010
  2. ^ "Office of the Secretary of State; Race Summary Report; 2012 General Election".  
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. 
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present

External links

  • 27th Congressional District of Texas Texas District 27 Information site.

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