Texas's 34th congressional district

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Texas's 34th congressional district
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Texas's 34th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Filemon Vela Jr.
DBrownsville
Distribution
  • 83.96 [1] % urban
  • 16.04% rural
Population (2016)723,156 [2]
Median income$37,799 [2]
Ethnicity
Cook PVI D+10 [3]

Texas's 34th Congressional District is a district that was created as a result of the 2010 Census. [4] The first candidates ran in the 2012 House elections, and were seated for the 113th United States Congress. [5] [ needs update ] Filemon Vela, Jr. won the general election, and was seated in the new district.

113th United States Congress 2013–2015 legislative term

The One Hundred Thirteenth United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, from January 3, 2013, to January 3, 2015, during the fifth and sixth years of Barack Obama's presidency. It was composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives based on the results of the 2012 Senate elections and the 2012 House elections. The seats in the House were apportioned based on the 2010 United States Census. It first met in Washington, D.C. on January 3, 2013, and it ended on January 3, 2015. Senators elected to regular terms in 2008 were in the last two years of those terms during this Congress.

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Texas's 34th Congressional District is composed of the area on the Gulf Coast between Brownsville and Corpus Christi. [6]

Brownsville, Texas City in Texas, United States

Brownsville is a city in Cameron County in the U.S. state of Texas. It is located on the western Gulf Coast in South Texas, adjacent to the border with Matamoros, Mexico. The city covers 81.528 square miles (211.157 km2) and has a population of 183,299 as of 2017. It is the 131st-largest city in the United States and 16th-largest in Texas. It is part of the Brownsville–Matamoros conurbation, with a population of 1,136,995 people. The city is known for its year-round subtropical climate, deep-water seaport and Hispanic culture.

Corpus Christi, Texas City in Texas, United States

Corpus Christi, colloquially Corpus, is a coastal city in the South Texas region of the U.S. state of Texas. The county seat of Nueces County, it also extends into Aransas, Kleberg, and San Patricio Counties. It is 130 miles southeast of San Antonio. Its political boundaries encompass Nueces Bay and Corpus Christi Bay. Its zoned boundaries include small land parcels or water inlets of three neighboring counties.

Election results from presidential races

YearOfficeResult
2012 President Obama 61 - 38%
2016 President Clinton 59 - 38%

List of members representing the district

RepresentativePartyTermCong
ress
Electoral historyCounties represented
District createdJanuary 3, 2013
Filemon Vela, Jr. 113th Congress.jpg
Filemon Vela Jr.
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
Present
113th
114th
115th
116th
Elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016
Re-elected in 2018.
Bee, Cameron, DeWitt, Goliad, Gonzales (part), Hidalgo (part), Jim Wells (part), Kenedy, Kleberg, San Patricio (part), Willacy [7]

Living former members of the House

As of September 2019, no former members are living, as Vela is the district's sole representative in its entire existence.

Recent election results

2012 United States House of Representatives elections in Texas: 34th district [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Democratic Filemon Vela Jr. 89,60661.9
Republican Jessica Puente Bradshaw52,44836.3
Libertarian Steven (Ziggy) Shanklin2,7241.9
Majority37,15825.7
Total votes144,778100%

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References

  1. Bureau, US Census. "Geography Program". www.census.gov.
  2. 1 2 Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census Bureau. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  3. "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  4. "Census 2010 shows Red states gaining congressional districts". Washington Post. Retrieved 2010-12-21.
  5. "Mapping the Future: GOP will draw map in Texas". Washington Post. Retrieved November 18, 2010.
  6. "DistrictViewer". dvr.capitol.texas.gov.
  7. https://www2.census.gov/geo/relfiles/cdsld13/48/dist_co_cd_48.txt
  8. Texas Office of the Secretary of State "2012 General Election"

Coordinates: 25°55′49″N97°29′04″W / 25.9303°N 97.4844°W / 25.9303; -97.4844

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