Texas' 11th congressional district

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Texas's 11th congressional district
Current Representative Mike Conaway (RMidland)
Population (2000) 651,619
Median income $32,711
Ethnicity 80.4% White, 4.2% Black, 0.6% Asian, 29.6% Hispanic, 0.6% Native American, 0.2% other
Cook PVI R+29 (2012)

Texas District 11 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves the midwestern portion of the state of Texas. The current Representative from District 11 is Mike Conaway.

Texas has had at least 11 districts since 1883. Major cities in the district are Lamesa, Midland, Odessa, San Angelo, Brady, and Brownwood.

The district is one of the most Republican districts in the nation. Much of the territory now in the district began shaking off its Democratic roots far sooner than the rest of Texas. For instance, Barry Goldwater did very well in much of this area in 1964, and Midland itself last supported a Democrat for president in 1948. It was President George W. Bush's strongest district in the entire nation in the 2004 election.

While Democrats continued to hold most local offices here well into the 1980s and continued to represent parts of the region through the 1990s, today Republicans dominate every level of government, usually winning by well over 70 percent of the vote.

From 1903-2005 the district was based in central Texas and contained Waco.


List of representatives

Representative Party Term District Residence Note
District created March 4, 1883
Samuel W. T. Lanham Democratic March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1893
William H. Crain Democratic March 4, 1893 – February 10, 1896 Redistricted from the 7th district, Died
Vacant February 10, 1896 – April 7, 1896
Rudolph Kleberg Democratic April 7, 1896 – March 3, 1903
Robert L. Henry Democratic March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1917 Redistricted from the 7th district
Tom Connally Democratic March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1929
Oliver H. Cross Democratic March 4, 1929 – January 3, 1937
William R. Poage Democratic January 3, 1937 – December 31, 1978 Resigned
Vacant December 31, 1978 – January 3, 1979
Marvin Leath Democratic January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1991
Chet Edwards Democratic January 3, 1991 – January 3, 2005 Redistricted to the 17th district
Mike Conaway Republican January 3, 2005 – Present Incumbent

Election results

US House election, 2004: Texas District 11
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mike Conaway 177,291 76.8 +29.7
Democratic Wayne Raasch 50,339 21.8 -29.8
Libertarian Jeffrey Blunt 3,347 1.4 +0.1
Majority 126,952 55.0
Turnout 230,977
Republican gain from Democratic Swing +29.7

References

  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present

Coordinates: 31°43′56″N 100°03′49″W / 31.73222°N 100.06361°W / 31.73222; -100.06361

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