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Texas's 16th congressional district
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Current Representative Silvestre Reyes (D)
Population (2000) 651,619
Median income $32,245
Ethnicity 73.9% White, 3.2% Black, 1.0% Asian, 77.7% Hispanic, 0.8% Native American, 1.2% other
Cook PVI D+10

Texas District 16 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves El Paso and the surrounding area in the state of Texas. The current Representative from District 16 is Silvestre Reyes.

At one time, the 16th stretched across 42,000 square miles, from El Paso in the west to the Permian Basin (Midland and Odessa) in the east. However, after Texas' original 1960 district map was thrown out as a result of Wesberry v. Sanders, the 16th was shrunk down to El Paso and most of its suburbs.

Election results

US House election, 2004: Texas District 16
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Silvestre Reyes 108,577 67.5 -32.5
Republican David Brigham 49,972 31.1 +31.1
Libertarian Brad Clardy 2,224 1.4 +1.4
Majority 58,605 36.5
Turnout 160,773
Democratic hold Swing -31.8

Representatives

Name Took
Office
Left
Office
Party
William Robert Smith March 4, 1903 March 3, 1917 Democrat
Thomas L. Blanton March 4, 1917 March 3, 1919 Democrat
Claude Benton Hudspeth March 4, 1919 March 3, 1933 Democrat
R. Ewing Thomason March 4, 1931 January 3, 1949 Democrat
Kenneth M. Regan January 3, 1949 January 3, 1955 Democrat
J. T. Rutherford January 3, 1955 January 3, 1963 Democrat
Ed Foreman January 3, 1963 January 3, 1965 Republican
Richard C. White January 3, 1965 January 3, 1983 Democrat
Ronald D. Coleman January 3, 1983 January 3, 1997 Democrat
Silvestre Reyes January 3, 1997 present Democrat

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