Texas's 15th congressional district
Texas US Congressional District 15 (since 2013).tif
Texas's 15th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Vicente González
DMcAllen
Distribution
  • 86.67[1]% urban
  • 13.33% rural
Population (2016)776,887[2]
Median income$42,474[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+7[4]

Texas District 15 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves a thin section of the far south of the state of Texas. The district's current Representative is Democrat Vicente Gonzalez, first-elected in 2017.

The district's best-known Representative was John Nance Garner, who represented the district from its creation in 1903 until 1933, and was Speaker of the House from 1931 to 1933. He ran with Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1932 and 1936 presidential campaigns, and was elected Vice President of the United States, serving from 1933 to 1941.

List of members representing the district

Member Party Years Cong
ess
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1903
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John N. Garner
Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1933
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become U.S. Vice-President
Vacant March 4, 1933 –
April 23, 1933
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Milton H. West
Democratic April 23, 1933 –
October 28, 1948
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
Elected to finish Garner's term.
Died.
Vacant October 28, 1948 –
December 4, 1948
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Lloyd Bentsen
Democratic December 4, 1948 –
January 3, 1955
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
Elected to finish West's term.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Joe M. Kilgore
Democratic January 3, 1955 –
January 3, 1965
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Kika de la Garza
Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1997
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Rubén Hinojosa
Democratic January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2017
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Vicente González
Democratic January 3, 2017 –
present
115th
116th
Incumbent

Living former Members of the House

As of March 2019, there is one living former member. The most recent to die was Kika de la Garza (served 1965–1997) on March 13, 2017.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Rubén Hinojosa 1997–2017 (1940-08-20) August 20, 1940 (age 79)

Election results

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1920

1920 United States House of Representatives elections[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John N. Garner 10,265 100.00
Total votes 10,265 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1922

1922 United States House of Representatives elections[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John N. Garner 14,366 100.00
Total votes 14,366 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1924

1924 United States House of Representatives elections[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John N. Garner 22,776 100.00
Total votes 22,776 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1926

1926 United States House of Representatives elections[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John N. Garner (Incumbent) 13,548 82.75
Republican Hardie F. Jefferies 2,823 17.25
Total votes 16,371 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1928

1928 United States House of Representatives elections[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John N. Garner (Incumbent) 28,417 99.99
Independent J.L. Burd 1 0.003
Total votes 28,418 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1930

1930 United States House of Representatives elections[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John N. Garner (Incumbent) 20,733 77.50
Republican Carlos G. Watson 6,016 22.50
Total votes 26,749 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1932

1932 United States House of Representatives elections[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John N. Garner (Incumbent) 44,318 85.75
Republican Carlos G. Watson 7,362 14.25
Total votes 51,680 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1933 (Special)

1933 Texas's 15th congressional district special election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Milton H. West 13,546 91.20
Republican Carlos G. Watson 1,302 8.80
Total votes 14,848 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1934

1934 United States House of Representatives elections[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Milton H. West 20,102 100.00
Total votes 20,102 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1936

1936 United States House of Representatives elections[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Milton H. West (Incumbent) 29,508 82.53
Independent J.A. Simpson 6,244 17.47
Total votes 35,752 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1938

1938 United States House of Representatives elections[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Milton H. West (Incumbent) 18,558 99.99
Other write-in votes Write-in votes 2 0.010
Total votes 18,560 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1940

1940 United States House of Representatives elections[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Milton H. West (Incumbent) 31,800 92.36
Republican J.A. Simpson 2,628 7.64
Total votes 34,428 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1942

1942 United States House of Representatives elections[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Milton H. West (Incumbent) 12,169 100.00
Total votes 12,169 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1944

1944 United States House of Representatives elections[17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Milton H. West (Incumbent) 36,362 99.98
Other write-in votes Write-in votes 5 0.013
Total votes 36,367 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1946

1946 United States House of Representatives elections[18]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Milton H. West (Incumbent) 14,623 99.98
Other write-in votes Write-in votes 3 0.020
Total votes 14,626 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1948 (Special)

1948 Texas's 15th congressional district special election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lloyd Bentsen 2,396 100.00
Other write-in votes Charles McNelly 1 0.00
Total votes 2,397 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1948

1948 United States House of Representatives elections[19]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lloyd Bentsen (Incumbent) 27,402 100.00
Total votes 27,402 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1950

1950 United States House of Representatives elections[20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lloyd Bentsen (Incumbent) 18,524 100.00
Total votes 18,524 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1952

1952 United States House of Representatives elections[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lloyd Bentsen (Incumbent) 63,767 100.00
Total votes 63,767 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1954

1954 United States House of Representatives elections[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe M. Kilgore 29,113 100.00
Total votes 29,113 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1956

1956 United States House of Representatives elections[23]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe M. Kilgore (Incumbent) 64,011 100.00
Total votes 64,011 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1958

1958 United States House of Representatives elections[24]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe M. Kilgore (Incumbent) 28,404 100.00
Total votes 28,404 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1960

1960 United States House of Representatives elections[25]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe M. Kilgore (Incumbent) 76,421 100.00
Total votes 76,421 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1962

1962 United States House of Representatives elections[26]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe M. Kilgore (Incumbent) 53,552 100.00
Total votes 53,552 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1964

1964 United States House of Representatives elections[27]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kika de la Garza 66,897 69.36
Republican Joe B. Coulter 29,551 30.64
Total votes 96,448 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1966

1966 United States House of Representatives elections[28]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kika de la Garza (Incumbent) 33,129 100.00
Total votes 33,129 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1968

1968 United States House of Representatives elections[29]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kika de la Garza (Incumbent) 57,618 100.00
Total votes 57,618 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1970

1970 United States House of Representatives elections[30]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kika de la Garza (Incumbent) 54,498 76.16
Republican Ben A. Martinez 17,049 23.82
Other write-in votes Write-in votes 1 0.020
Total votes 71,548 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1972

1972 United States House of Representatives elections[31]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kika de la Garza (Incumbent) 73,994 100.00
Total votes 73,994 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1974

1974 United States House of Representatives elections[32]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kika de la Garza (Incumbent) 42,567 100.00
Total votes 42,567 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1976

1976 United States House of Representatives elections[33]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kika de la Garza (Incumbent) 102,837 74.36
Republican R.L. (Lendy) McDonald 35,446 25.64
Total votes 138,283 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1978

1978 United States House of Representatives elections[34]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kika de la Garza (Incumbent) 54,560 66.20
Republican R.L. (Lendy) McDonald 27,853 33.80
Total votes 82,413 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1980

1980 United States House of Representatives elections[35]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kika de la Garza (Incumbent) 105,325 70.02
Republican R.L. (Lendy) McDonald 45,090 29.98
Total votes 150,145 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1982

1982 United States House of Representatives elections[36]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kika de la Garza (Incumbent) 76,544 95.67
Libertarian Frank L. Jones III 3,458 4.33
Total votes 80,002 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1984

1984 United States House of Representatives elections[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kika de la Garza (Incumbent) 104,863 100.00
Total votes 104,863 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1986

1986 United States House of Representatives elections[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kika de la Garza (Incumbent) 70,077 100.00
Total votes 70,077 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1988

1988 United States House of Representatives elections[39]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kika de la Garza (Incumbent) 93,672 93.85
Libertarian Gloria Joyce Hendrix 6,133 6.15
Total votes 99,805 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1990

1990 United States House of Representatives elections[40]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kika de la Garza (Incumbent) 72,461 100.00
Total votes 138,283 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1992

1992 United States House of Representatives elections[41]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kika de la Garza (Incumbent) 86,351 60.42
Republican Tom Haughey 56,549 39.58
Total votes 142,900 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1994

1994 United States House of Representatives elections[42]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kika de la Garza (Incumbent) 61,527 58.95
Republican Tom Haughey 41,119 39.39
Independent John c.c. Hamilton 1,720 1.64
Total votes 104,366 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1996

1996 United States House of Representatives elections[43]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rubén Hinojosa 86,347 62.28
Republican Tom Haughey 50,914 36.72
Natural Law Rob Wofford 1,333 1.00
Total votes 138,621 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1998

1998 United States House of Representatives elections[44]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rubén Hinojosa (Incumbent) 47,957 58.35
Republican Tom Haughey 34,221 41.65
Total votes 82,178 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2000

2000 United States House of Representatives elections[45]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rubén Hinojosa (Incumbent) 106,570 88.47
Libertarian Frank Jones 13,167 10.93
Write-in Israel Cantu 711 0.60
Total votes 120,448 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2002

2002 United States House of Representatives elections[46]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rubén Hinojosa (Incumbent) 66,311 100.0
Total votes 66,311 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2004

2004 United States House of Representatives elections[47]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rubén Hinojosa (Incumbent) 96,089 57.76
Republican Michael D. Thamm 67,917 40.82
Libertarian William R. Cady 2,352 1.41
Total votes 166,358 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2006 (Special)

2006 United States House of Representatives elections[48]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rubén Hinojosa (Incumbent) 43,236 61.77
Republican Paul B. Haring 16,601 23.72
Republican Eddie Zamora 10,150 14.51
Total votes 69,987 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2008

2008 United States House of Representatives elections[49]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rubén Hinojosa (Incumbent) 107,578 67.28
Republican Eddie Zamora 52,303 32.72
Total votes 159,881 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2010

2010 United States House of Representatives elections[50]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rubén Hinojosa (Incumbent) 53,546 55.73
Republican Eddie Zamora 39.964 41.59
Libertarian Aaron I. Cohn 2,570 2.68
Total votes 96,080 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2012

2012 United States House of Representatives elections[51]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rubén Hinojosa (Incumbent) 89,296 60.88
Republican Dale Brueggemann 54,056 36.85
Libertarian Ron Finch 3,309 2.27
Total votes 146,661 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2014

2014 United States House of Representatives elections[52]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rubén Hinojosa (Incumbent) 48,708 54.01
Republican Eddie Zamora 39,016 43.26
Libertarian Johnny Partain 2,460 2.73
Total votes 90,184 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2016

2016 United States House of Representatives elections[53]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Vicente González 101,712 57.31
Republican Tim Westley 66,877 37.68
Green Vanessa S. Tijerina 5,448 3.07
Libertarian Ross Lynn Leone 3,442 1.94
Total votes 177,479 100.0
Democratic hold

2018

2018 United States House of Representatives elections
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Vicente González 98,333 59.07
Republican Tim Westley 63,862 38.07
Libertarian Anthony Cristo 2,607 1.06
Total votes 164,802 100.0
Democratic hold

Historical district boundaries

2007 - 2013

See also

References

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/cd_state.html
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=48&cd=15
  3. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=48&cd=15
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  5. ^ 1920 election results
  6. ^ 1922 election results
  7. ^ 1924 election results
  8. ^ 1926 election results
  9. ^ 1928 election results
  10. ^ 1930 election results
  11. ^ 1932 election results
  12. ^ 1934 election results
  13. ^ 1936 election results
  14. ^ 1938 election results
  15. ^ 1940 election results
  16. ^ 1942 election results
  17. ^ 1944 election results
  18. ^ 1946 election results
  19. ^ 1948 election results
  20. ^ 1950 election results
  21. ^ 1952 election results
  22. ^ 1954 election results
  23. ^ 1956 election results
  24. ^ 1958 election results
  25. ^ 1960 election results
  26. ^ 1962 election results
  27. ^ 1964 election results
  28. ^ 1966 election results
  29. ^ 1968 election results
  30. ^ 1970 election results
  31. ^ 1972 election results
  32. ^ 1974 election results
  33. ^ 1976 election results
  34. ^ 1978 election results
  35. ^ 1980 election results
  36. ^ 1982 election results
  37. ^ 1984 election results
  38. ^ 1986 election results
  39. ^ 1988 election results
  40. ^ 1990 election results
  41. ^ 1992 election results
  42. ^ 1994 election results
  43. ^ 1996 election results
  44. ^ 1998 election results
  45. ^ 2000 election results
  46. ^ 2002 election results
  47. ^ 2004 election results
  48. ^ 2006 election results
  49. ^ 2008 election results
  50. ^ 2010 election results
  51. ^ 2012 election results
  52. ^ 2014 election results
  53. ^ 2016 election results
  • 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
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Ohio's 1st congressional district
Home district of the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
December 7, 1931 – March 4, 1933
Succeeded by
Illinois's 20th congressional district

Coordinates: 27°45′00″N 98°15′48″W / 27.75000°N 98.26333°W / 27.75000; -98.26333