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Texas's 12th congressional district

Texas's 12th congressional district
Texas's 12th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Texas's 12th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Kay Granger (RFort Worth)
Distribution 86.54% urban, 13.46% rural
Population (2010) 698,488
Median income $57,652
Ethnicity 66.4% White, 7.7% Black, 3.0% Asian, 20.6% Hispanic, 0.5% Native American, 1.8% other
Cook PVI R+17 (2012)

Texas District 12 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves the western half of Tarrant County as well as all of Parker and an eastern portion of Wise counties in the state of Texas. The current Representative from District 12 is Kay Granger.

List of representatives

Representative Party Term Electoral history
District created March 4, 1893
Thomas M. Paschal Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
George H. Noonan Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
James L. Slayden Democratic March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1903
Redistricted to the 14th district
Oscar W. Gillespie Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1911
Oscar Callaway Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1917
James C. Wilson Democratic March 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1919
Resigned to become U.S. District Judge
Vacant March 3, 1919 –
April 19, 1919
Fritz G. Lanham Democratic April 19, 1919 –
January 3, 1947
Wingate H. Lucas Democratic January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1955
Jim Wright Democratic January 3, 1955 –
June 30, 1989
Resigned
Vacant June 30, 1989 –
September 12, 1989
Pete Geren Democratic September 12, 1989 –
January 3, 1997
Was not a candidate for re-election in 1996.[1]
Kay Granger Republican January 3, 1997 –
Present
First elected in 1996

Election results

US House election, 2012: Texas District 12
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Kay Granger 175,649 70.90 -0.95
Democratic Dave Robinson 66,080 26.27 +1.54
Libertarian Matthew Solodow 5,983 2.41 -0.59
Majority 109,569 44.23 -2.49
Turnout 247,712 +61.99
Republican hold Swing
US House election, 2010: Texas District 12
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Kay Granger 109,882 71.85 +4.26
Democratic Tracey Smith 38,434 25.13 -5.47
Libertarian Matthew Solodow 4,601 3.00 +1.20
Majority 71,448 46.72 +9.73
Turnout 152,917 -43.10
Republican hold Swing
US House election, 2008: Texas District 12
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Kay Granger 181,662 67.59 +0.65
Democratic Tracey Smith 82,250 30.60 -0.48
Libertarian Shiloh Sidney Shambaugh 4,842 1.80 -0.16
Majority 99,412 36.99
Turnout 268,754
Republican hold Swing
US House election, 2006: Texas District 12
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Kay Granger 98,371 66.94 +2.88
Democratic John R. Morris 69,148 31.08 -3.40
Libertarian Gardner Osborne 3,251 1.96 +1.96
Majority 52,695 36.2
Turnout 145,396
Republican hold Swing
US House election, 2004: Texas District 12
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Kay Granger 127,870 63.76
Democratic Tracey Smith 69,148 34.48
Majority 106,906 44.6
Turnout 239,538
Republican hold Swing -23.6

Historical district boundaries

2007 - 2013

See also


References

  • 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. ^ Office of History and Preservation, Clerk's Office of the United States House of Representatives. "GEREN, Preston M. (Pete) - Biographical Information". Clerk of the United States House of Representatives. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 

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